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        01-08-2010, 12:07 AM
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    People who know stuff about health:

    Is it ok/normal to get a headache after I eat anything sugary?
    Like I literally cannot eat pie/hard candy/frosting/gummy worms/soda pop/anything with jam or jelly/fruit juice/ice cream/cheerios that aren't plain/cookies, etc, without getting a headache that makes me barely functional.

    We don't have the money for arbitrary doctor visits so that's why I'm asking.

    I've read up on it on the internet and what I found made it sound like it was no big deal, that my body just needs something not sugary to level out the sugar levels or something. But isn't that something that the body is supposed to do on it's own? And even if I do eat other non sugary things with the sugary foods, I'll still get a headache. Sometimes I get lucky and can just eat a small bag of pretzels or something and get rid of the headache but most of the time it's not that easy at all. Headache medicine does nothing for the headaches, btw.

    I'm just wondering if this is something I should be concerned about and actually go to the doctor for. It's gotten progressively worse over the last few months too.

    Basically, I'm lucky if I go a day without a headache. I've been trying very hard to not eat things that I know will give me a headache but sometimes I forget or I just "have" to taste something and that little taste goes BAM into my head.

    Help? =)
         
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        01-08-2010, 12:14 AM
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    I am no health experts, but I get migraines after eating or drinking something with citrus. I get frequent migraines, therefore I have a neurologist, and he said that there are just some things that trigger migraines chemically.

    Not sure how of a help that was, but I thought I would let you know you aren't alone. :)
         
        01-08-2010, 12:17 AM
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    Yearling
    I have no clue what could cause something like that either...but I'm in the same boat as you are. I can't eat Chinese food, soy sauce or anything with garlic or salt in high quantities, or else I get a massive headache. =/ It's hard to stay away from salty stuff.
    All I can think of is that something is being eaten that we might be slightly allergic to, or just our bodies are intolerant to the stuff. =/
         
        01-08-2010, 12:24 AM
      #4
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    Bodies are lame. Haha

    Yeah, my mom is pretty much allergic to everything (for instance, she cannot eat meat other than turkey, the fumes of cooking chicken/beef etc will cause her throat to start to close O.o ) so I'm pretty used to the fact that I might end up allergic to something but I didn't want it to actually happen. And my dang brother doesn't have any issues at all while I get hives all the time from something but we don't know what and headaches from sugar. Lame.

    I appreciate knowing that you guys have similar issues. =)
         
        01-08-2010, 12:51 AM
      #5
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Wallaby    
    Bodies are lame. Haha

    Yeah, my mom is pretty much allergic to everything (for instance, she cannot eat meat other than turkey, the fumes of cooking chicken/beef etc will cause her throat to start to close O.o ) so I'm pretty used to the fact that I might end up allergic to something but I didn't want it to actually happen. And my dang brother doesn't have any issues at all while I get hives all the time from something but we don't know what and headaches from sugar. Lame.

    I appreciate knowing that you guys have similar issues. =)
    Yeah...I used to be allergic to strawberries when I was younger, and that magically disappeared. Now I'm just unfortunate enough to have my favorite types of food(Chinese), practically making me sick. But I've figured out that as long as I don't have soy sauce, or garlic on anything, I'm usually fine. But there are those moments when I don't know what the heck is in something, until I get a pounding headache 15 minutes later. >.< I have to say though, sugar I would imagine would be a hard thing to avoid. I'm sorry you have to deal with that.
    So yeah, I sympathize. It's not fun.
         

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