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Not sure where to put this. Please move if in the wrong place.
Basically, in around 1 in every 5 meals (including lunch and dinner) I get the following symptoms after eating:
- Very Thirsty
- Extreme Tiredness / Eyes Hurt
- Foggy Head / Difficulty Concentrating (almost as if I am a little drunk)
This is normally resolved by drinking a significant amount of water (around a litre or two over a few hours) and slowly improves. I cannot find any obvious food triggers for this.
I also have IBS, Silent Acid Reflux, Eczema and Acne and I am beginning to wonder if perhaps it is all inter-linked? I am otherwise a healthy, skinny, fit 22 year old with a healthy diet. I do not understand why I have these problems.
I have been tested for diabetes properly by my GP about three times already with the most recent being around 6 years ago. I have also done numerous home tests over the last couple of years and they always come back clear.
I am having a flexible sigmoidoscopy soon and wondering if I should mention this issue to my gastro-specialist next time I see him? Any ideas on what it could be, why it happens and how to ease these symptoms? It's pretty irritating eating something (normally carbohydrates) and experiencing these symptoms. It can make my life really difficult if I cannot get access to water. Throughout the day, I would say I have always drunk significantly more water than average (even as a child) but the thirst, tiredness and general foginess I experience after eating sometimes is on a different level. This has been the case for me on / off for nearly the last decade, but perhaps has got marginally worse over the last few years. Or is this just normal, it is far more common for me after carbohydrate-heavy lunches?
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