July 8, 2007 7:03 AM Subscribe
I have been having bad reactions to candy and soda. Give me advice while I wait for my doctor's appointment!
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
In the past few weeks, I've experienced an intense sugar rush whenever I ate anything really sweet - candy, soda, etc. I've had difficulty with concentrating and short-term memory, felt dizzy, had my heart rush, and felt generally disoriented and high. This will last about an hour, then I'll crash, get a headache, and get really moody. The inability to concentrate will stay with me.
This intense reaction has only been happening in the past couple of weeks, but there are a few other bits of information that might be relevant. I have been vegetarian for the past 15 months. I've developed some pretty wicked flatulence in the past 6 months, but I blew that off as a side-effect of the diet. I've also experienced headaches after drinking cola for the last four or five months, but none of the other symptoms from above. I am now much more sensitive to alcohol than in the past, recently I have experienced a heavy buzz partway through my first beer; I was not a lightweight a year ago.