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Old 09-04-2006, 02:32 PM   #1
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I appreciate the opportunity to be here this evening and to get whatever input and suggestions I possibly can. I'm honestly not sure where to post this because quite frankly, anything could be the underlying cause of my symptoms Anyway, here's my deal...

I am a 44 year old male, smoker, ex-drinker who suffers from a number of anxiety disorders but what I have been experiencing does not feel anything like an anxiety disorder at all. I also suffer from GERD/Acid Reflux, IBS and several different animal/pollen allergies. Finally, I'm a recovering alcoholic. However, the symptoms I am about to describe were occurring long before I had many of these other problems.

Anyway, I will generally wake up in the mornings feeling ok. I have a few cups of coffee, do my work, get things done around the house, etc and I only eat one meal each day as a rule (dinner). I feel pretty good up until the point where I have finished dinner and then I begin to experience an elevation in temperature from about 98.6 to 99.2 or even higher. My pulse/heart rate also goes up by about 20 beats per minute and this whole thing lasts several hours. sometimes I also get mild hot flashes or my blood pressure will go up too. Metabolism?. GERD?. IBS?. I just don't know but this has been an ongoing things with me for many years.

So what could be causing this?. It almost never happens until after I've eaten dinner and all of my meals are normal (just regular things most other people eat).

- Thank you for any help I can get on this in advance.


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Old 09-04-2006, 04:29 PM   #2
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Re: What could be causing these strange symptoms?

Hi Lonely Traveler. I don't know what could be causing these symptoms, but it is very unhealthy to eat only one meal a day. Your body needs fuel throughout the day for energy. My father did the same thing for years, and it really messed up his metabolism.

I read a good analogy once. Our metabolism is like a fire in the fireplace. When we rise, the flame is very small. When we eat, we add fuel to the fire and it becomes roaring and strong. Just as our cars will not run without gas, we cannot run efficiently without fuel.

You may want to have a check- up and be sure your glucose levels, thyroid levels and other blood levels are okay. It may be beneficial to see a nutritionist to get ideas on healthy eating. I bet you will feel a lot better if you eat better.

Good luck!

Old 09-04-2006, 08:30 PM   #3
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Re: What could be causing these strange symptoms?

hey there Lonely! not sure if my info will help but maybe it can be a stepping stone in the right direction. i have suffered from something called still's disease for almost 3 years now and experience fevers almost everyday. my disease is something like Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis. it's sounds to me like you're dealing with some type of inflammatory disease. maybe IBS ... maybe Chrohns... depending on any other symptoms i guess. ask your doctor if it could be related to any Autoimmune diseases... and if it is... GOOD LUCK... they are a so hard to diagnose. there are sooooo many of them and sometimes they overlap.
good health to you!!!

Old 09-05-2006, 06:44 PM   #4
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Re: What could be causing these strange symptoms?

Hello lonely traveler,

I'm with Ticker on this. Start trying at least 2, preferably 3 smaller meals per day. Reduce or gradually give up unnecessary drugs (eg. coffee). In my experience the right type, amount, & timing of food, exercise (&sleep) on a regular basis is the best long term key to health.
Good luck,

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