I have Temporal lobe epilepsy, I feel extremely fatigued after meals, is it Diabetes?

Hi, my name is (…), i am a 46 year old male. I have Temporal lobe epilepsy and am NOT on meds. other than that i consider myself to be in relatively good shape. i have of late started to get extremely fatigued after any meal i have. At 1st i considered Gluten intolerance, but have eliminated this as the cause by avoiding foods that contain it and also by eating a single food group at a time. eg Protein for lunch today. I am really tired and it my brain seems to be on a slow strike. This happens with every meal, I have started to avoid eating at work otherwise I cant function properly…Is this something to do with Diabetes?


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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

This is called reactive hypoglycemia
I have the same condition
Well :
First u need to eat like 5 or 6 snacks a day ( no big meals)
Second you need to focus on vegeterian food
Third reduce sugar in diet
Especialy eating sweets on empty stomach , which btw usually is the cause of the problem to begin with

Offcourse cheching for diabetes is recommended

Good Luck

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi and welcome to question doctors.com
It can be anaemia as your blood rushes to your stomach after eating and leaves your brain lacking oxygen..have you got a CBC done?

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

Hi,
this can happen due to low calcium and iron levels. Get both of them checked in blood.
Another possibility is fluctuations in blood sugar levels.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
YES,THERE ARE CHANCES THAT THIS MAY BE DIABETES MELLITUS. GET FASTING AND POST PRANDIAL BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS CHECKED. IF THESE ARE ABNORMAL,CONSULT A PHYSICIAN AND START APPROPRIATE MEDICINES

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
diabetes ? well seems less likely. you can confirm it by getting blood checked. but these are minor blood sugar variations that can be corrected by making a few diet changes .
consult a physician

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