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What could these symptoms mean?

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MightyWings · 16/06/2019 15:47

Just wondering if anyone has ever had similar. My dad has had three episodes of this now and I'm wondering if they are connected or just coincidental.

On this third episode, they were going out for a meal and he told my mum how hungry he was. They had a drink first, and shared some peanuts. As they were walking for their meal, he had gone off the thought of food, hardly ate anything and then came home and vomited, and has spent all day in bed shivering and with a headache. He has now eaten and is feeling better.

The last two episodes were exactly the same, vomiting within a couple of hours of eating, then shivering cold, headache and then a day later all back to normal - but the mention of peanuts had me wondering if maybe he had eaten a peanut related meal on the previous two occasions.

but the shivering doesn't fit with food allergies - or does it? (he has never had any allergies or symptoms up until these and is very healthy/built like an ox etc).

I know it could be just a virus/bug etc but it's just strange that it is the same thing, 3 times, and back to normal relatively quickly. To me it's like a reaction to something he has eaten.

Thank you for any advice!

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Singingcricket · 16/06/2019 15:53

Perhaps best to see your gp about this? I'm not a HCP but sounds like it could be gallstones reacting to fat/alcohol? Could be an allergy? Perhaps some sort of gerd/digestive issue if he regularly goes a long time between meals? Liver? Diabetes? He needs his abdomen examining and some blood tests. Hope it is something that can be resolved quickly and easily.

Singingcricket · 16/06/2019 15:55

Sorry meant to say my DH had several attacks of digestive problems within a few hrs of eating because of giant gallstone! Much better now his gallbladder has been removed!

Singingcricket · 16/06/2019 15:56

Gah! And he was a bit shivery with them!

Singingcricket · 16/06/2019 15:59

Or maybe migraine triggered by hunger, then alcohol, if a headache is involved? Sorry that's all my suggestions now I promise! Grin. Hope gp can help!

AlyssasBackRolls · 16/06/2019 15:59

I think vomiting can make you feel rotten and shivery and straining to vomit can certainly give you a headache so they could be secondary consequences of the first symptom of vomiting?

Odd if it lasts much longer than the vomiting though. How unsettling!

MightyWings · 16/06/2019 16:12

Thank you all - very helpful.
Unfortunately he is not entertaining suggestions of a trip to the Dr - that's the problem, because it passes relatively quickly he thinks it is just a bug etc.

I just wondered if there could be a link to peanuts/allergy but I will try and press him to see the Dr!

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Rainbowsandrascals · 16/06/2019 20:55

Look up hypoglycaemia- his blood sugar could be low and that’s what is causing these symptoms.

tangledyarn · 16/06/2019 21:48

Sounds like hypoglycaemia. If I get really hungry I'll feel sick and shaky and not be able to eat and can take a few hours to feel normal again.

moreismore · 16/06/2019 21:52

I would also query gallstones and I think he should definitely see his GP

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