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extreme fatigue after eating

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 03, 2011 at 12:03 AM

this is regardless of the type of foods or amount. i can eat 1/3 lb of grass fed sirloin, steamed spinach, safe starches, 500 cals, 1000 cals, etc. doesn't matter. about 1-2 hours after eating breakfast i'm dead for the rest of the day. need some form of stimulant, caffeine, tequila, chinese herbs, thyroid glandular, etc to keep going. i'm tired but can't sleep as theres an underlying pain and irritability, also cravings for more food even though i know food is my frenemy.

what gives? is my gallbladder deficient? low stomach acid? bad gut bacteria/yeast/fungus?

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on October 15, 2011
at 05:39 AM

wont let me delete it. want to delete for the obvious reasons, well, obvious to me. its not helpful for anyone. typical internet fluff responses.

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on October 15, 2011
at 05:07 AM

Rolled back for the time being.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on October 15, 2011
at 04:29 AM

Why the edit, dsohei? Did you want to erase the question? You can delete it yourself or we can do it for you. Or just roll it back to the original question.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 04, 2011
at 01:32 PM

Dsohei do you really want help? Because you didn't provide much detail and you seem kinda rude.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 03, 2011
at 05:43 PM

Have you checked your tyroid/adrenal status ?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 03, 2011
at 05:42 PM

You need to go hard on supplements then. Some serious probiotics and other stuff I mentioned. U are probably malnourished. If you say hi fat will put you to sleep, how does it happen with MCT/coconut oil which has different pathway of digestion ? And, again, what pain ? Stomach pain ?

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on October 03, 2011
at 05:20 PM

not sure why I down vote. I asked how long, and it was because you just started it could be because of low carb flu, and try what I stated. obviously this is not the case as you have been eating this way for a year. Is this something new.. just need more context.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on October 03, 2011
at 04:44 PM

um, no. already done all this common stuff over a year ago.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on October 03, 2011
at 04:43 PM

yeah i did the vlc thing. i've been self experimenting for over a year, probably more like 2 years. high fat will put me to sleep, if we'ere talking about the kind of percentages that some people think are good in the paleo-sphere. raw quail eggs, huh, yeah budddddy.... okay, sure, i'll just run out and get those. i dont drink sodas, i already take hi-quality fish oil. i dont think its a blood sugar issue at all, i did the blood prick tests earlier this year.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on October 03, 2011
at 04:38 PM

no i am not a big caffeine drinker, i am just noting that now i "need" some kind of stimulant/blood thinner/adrenal trickery. i also salt my food pretty well, so maybe its not enough water? (my pee is never dark though)

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2c2349bc7af0fedb59a5fe99dac9fae2

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on October 03, 2011
at 02:58 PM

How long have you been experiencing and how long have you been low carb? You could still be experiencing low carb flu as your body is transition to burning fat as a primary fuel source.

Also what was your diet pre paleo?

If it low carb flu, try adding a bit more carbs to ease the transition. Also make sure throughout the day you are eating enough fat. For me, that was the key. I was still afraid of adding fat, so once I dropped my carbs, I was really low on energy because I was not replacing that energy. Your body is probably converting protein to glucose for energy (gluconeogenesis) which can be a little draining and could be also part of your fatigue.

2c2349bc7af0fedb59a5fe99dac9fae2

(2707)

on October 03, 2011
at 05:20 PM

not sure why I down vote. I asked how long, and it was because you just started it could be because of low carb flu, and try what I stated. obviously this is not the case as you have been eating this way for a year. Is this something new.. just need more context.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on October 03, 2011
at 04:44 PM

um, no. already done all this common stuff over a year ago.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 03, 2011
at 11:08 AM

You probably have hypoglicemia induced by hyperinsulinemia.

I would suggest eating very low carb diet, moderate protein and high fat. At the beginning, try to keep meals smaller and if you need that more frequent because share presence of lots of food of any type bring insulin up. Sugar meter pre and 1,2h post prandial will be helpful. If your sugar is lets say 5 mmol/L before breakfast and less then 4 one hour after thats hyperinsulinemia. Try some raw quail eggs for breakfast (at least 5, for 2 weeks - 1 mo).

Alternatively, you may want to arrange eating time differently.

I had exactly the same problem, not so much after breakfast but after lunch it was horrible. No sodas, walking in the morning and cold shower will help. Drink coffee with cinnamon, white tea, cocoa, supplement vitamin C (50mg/kg), fish oil and multivitamin.

This will need a week or two to start response so you must be patient. That is, if it is hypo, but looks very much like it.

What pain ?

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on October 03, 2011
at 04:43 PM

yeah i did the vlc thing. i've been self experimenting for over a year, probably more like 2 years. high fat will put me to sleep, if we'ere talking about the kind of percentages that some people think are good in the paleo-sphere. raw quail eggs, huh, yeah budddddy.... okay, sure, i'll just run out and get those. i dont drink sodas, i already take hi-quality fish oil. i dont think its a blood sugar issue at all, i did the blood prick tests earlier this year.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 04, 2011
at 01:32 PM

Dsohei do you really want help? Because you didn't provide much detail and you seem kinda rude.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 03, 2011
at 05:43 PM

Have you checked your tyroid/adrenal status ?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on October 03, 2011
at 05:42 PM

You need to go hard on supplements then. Some serious probiotics and other stuff I mentioned. U are probably malnourished. If you say hi fat will put you to sleep, how does it happen with MCT/coconut oil which has different pathway of digestion ? And, again, what pain ? Stomach pain ?

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Bc3fd048801a984147b8970277037cdf

on October 03, 2011
at 10:29 AM

How is your water intake? Blood pressure? If you have naturally low blood pressure (in my case, extremely low) then you will of course feel run down after eating a meal since you blood pressure drops significantly. If this is the case, perhaps some very light physical activity could help combat the dead feeling like a small, slow walk, etc. Also, if it is a low BP issue, salt your foods more and drink much, much more water to keep your circulation flowing. I have to drink 3L per day or more to feel "normal" otherwise I am horribly fatigued, sluggish and slightly irritable.

Also, I don't know what quantities and in what form you take your stimuli, but I have notoriously always had a problem with caffeine, et al. due to low blood pressure. It only gives you a temporary spike but then blood pressure drops even more after the comedown. Perhaps if you are a big caffeine drinker or likewise your body is conditioned to that response. Caffeine seems highly advocated in the paleo world but you have to remember that not everyone is the same. I for one can not have caffeine unless I want to be completely asleep 2 hours later.

Perhaps some more information about you and your intake would help us form a better answer.

05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

(1791)

on October 03, 2011
at 04:38 PM

no i am not a big caffeine drinker, i am just noting that now i "need" some kind of stimulant/blood thinner/adrenal trickery. i also salt my food pretty well, so maybe its not enough water? (my pee is never dark though)

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