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Old 11-19-2012, 07:23   #1
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What could cause me to feel like it's hard to breathe after eating?

I'm sure I eat too fast too much, but I never noticed that until lately.

I feel like I'm senile or something this year. Earlier in the year I felt exhausted no matter how much I slept. Had chest pains for months, then worse and puked for a week. Slept it off and eventually felt better. I'm probably just out of shape... everything is tiring. Even light stuff is heavy. Is breathing issues after eating just part of my inactive, out of shape lifestyle? I should really go to a gym.. I'm in my 20s, not 100s!

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What could cause me to feel like it's hard to breathe after eating?

I'm sure I eat too fast too much, but I never noticed that until lately.

I feel like I'm senile or something this year. Earlier in the year I felt exhausted no matter how much I slept. Had chest pains for months, then worse and puked for a week. Slept it off and eventually felt better. I'm probably just out of shape... everything is tiring. Even light stuff is heavy. Is breathing issues after eating just part of my inactive, out of shape lifestyle? I should really go to a gym.. I'm in my 20s, not 100s!
i think you should go to a doctor . the doc. can help you with what is going on in your health .

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James is right - you need to see your doctor, and I would say as quickly as possible. These are symptoms of what could be serious issues, especially if there's any history of heart disease in your family.

This isn't because you're out of shape. I'm out of shape too - waaay outta shape - but I don't get short of breath, or have chest pain or vomit, and I can lift heavy things if I have to. My husband, on the other hand, was getting short of breath for years & would have to stop & rest during periods of exertion. Then he had a heart attack two months ago and required two stents to stop the chest pain.

Do not ignore this, june, get to your doctor ASAP.

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Don't mean to scare you but you really need to see a cardiologist and quick like.

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I was on my tablet at home so limited time to write a post. When you eat and in particular a large meal your blood is diverted from the rest of your body to your stomach. This leaves a deficit around your lungs and heart if you have any cardiac problems at all. Experience speaking to you now, do not hesitate, do not lie to yourself with denial, go see a doc and get a stress test. It may be nothing, but better safe than sorry.

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This isn't because you're out of shape. I'm out of shape too - waaay outta shape - but I don't get short of breath, or have chest pain or vomit, and I can lift heavy things if I have to. My husband, on the other hand, was getting short of breath for years & would have to stop & rest during periods of exertion. Then he had a heart attack two months ago and required two stents to stop the chest pain.

Do not ignore this, june, get to your doctor ASAP.

I wish I could go to a doctor now, but I don't have insurance that covers anything so I have to wait. Hopefully I'll have the student health plan so I can go in January. I don't think I've been to a doctor since I was 18.

I don't think there's a family history of heart disease.

This stuff wouldn't be because I'm out of shape? I'm also heavy, and a very nervous person. Could either of those do this?

Earlier this year when I was having chest pains a lot, then vomiting/dizzy for a week, it had been a stressful few months. I have a lot of anxiety anyway. I stayed in bed probably 2 weeks and tried to relax and sleep. Eventually it went away and I felt pretty normal for a while. At the time, I was so freaked out from chest pains that I was glad all that went away and I felt ok again. I was pretty worried about surviving it at the time-- now I think it was probably just all caused by stress and I was too worried about it. I'm not sure if stress could make it harder to breathe after eating too?

I thought it was fairly common to be out of breathe. It gets worse after I eat and lately after I eat too much I feel like I'm suffocating. Usually I get a little out of breathe from walking across a room. I'm *that* out of shape. Sometimes I can lift heavy stuff-- I helped a roommate push a large dresser up the stairs. Other times holding a dinner plate for 30 seconds is tiring. I'm not sure why... relatively strong at times, weak at times. Same with the chest pains and breathing-- some weeks I feel fine. I'm really, really out of shape. Haven't been to the gym since I was 18 either. 20s now.

Wow, your husband had to stop and rest for years then had a heart attack? Yikes. I'm glad he's ok after the stings.

Would it be useful to take an aspirin a day, do some yoga or try to relax somehow, and go to the gym to see if anything improves before I can get a health plan to go to a doctor in January?

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I was on my tablet at home so limited time to write a post. When you eat and in particular a large meal your blood is diverted from the rest of your body to your stomach. This leaves a deficit around your lungs and heart if you have any cardiac problems at all. Experience speaking to you now, do not hesitate, do not lie to yourself with denial, go see a doc and get a stress test. It may be nothing, but better safe than sorry.
Wow. I hadn't thought about blood being diverted after eating.
Could this be causing damage every time it happens, or just pain?

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I should also add: I weigh plenty. Could it be a weight, not heart, cause?

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I'd be very tempted to go to the ER and tell them it's been building recently, but got worse over the weekend. It's a lie, but it could save your life. As I understand it an ER has to see you w/insurance or not. Your tale of woe doesn't quite make sense and I have a friend who got to the point that he couldn't eat as much as a full banana sounding quite the same as you and it turned out to be an aneurism, a large one that had to operated on immediately. All that is said about our health care may be right, but the fact is you'll get some care and reassurance if there's nothing. Don't put if off 'til January...it's too important.

Good luck and check back in,

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You are playing with fire. If you are in or near a large metropolitan area, there are bound to be free clinics available. Pick up the Yellow Pages and find where they are. This is your very life you're talking about, and these symptoms are serious.

I was uninsured for many years myself, and when I got diabetes, I was diagnosed at a free clinic. All the lab tests I needed and the doctor visits were free from this clinic. Even out here in the Ozarks we have free clinics. Stop fooling around and find one.

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