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Brother passes out after eating

Posted by
Kip on March 09, 2002 at 00:55:29:

Hello,
My 44 year old brother has been fighting depression recently and mentioned that periodically after he eats, he will pass out for several hours. When he finally wakes up, he is extremely angry.

He is a once a day eater because of this, and finds that eating greasy foods, or eating earlier in the day makes this much more likely.

This has been going on since he was 13, but no doctor has ever come up with a reasonable explanation.

He is not able to get to sleep until at least 2 am, and he will sleep until 7 am. Ambien and other prescription sleep aids have no effect.

He is taking Paxil for the depression, with limited effect.

My concern is that there is a relation between this apparent blood-sugar anomaly and his depression. He says that he can reproduce this passing out anytime by eating a greasy breakfast first thing in the morning.

Anybody have any ideas?

Thanks.



Re: Brother passes out after eating

Posted by
Gregory on March 09, 2002 at 05:56:31:

In Reply to: Brother passes out after eating posted by Kip on March 09, 2002 at 00:55:29:

This is just a layman's guess, but it sounds like LGS, coupled with
neurotransmitter damage. The grease is slipping right past the blood brain barrier
and shutting down neurotransmitter signalling. At least,
that's what it
sound like. Not to be too obvious about this, but have you suggested that he
eliminate all greasy food like say, for the rest of his life? Just a thought.

AGIMW,
Gregory



LGS

Posted by
Kip on March 09, 2002 at 14:38:56:

In Reply to: Re: Brother passes out after eating posted by Gregory on March 09, 2002 at 05:56:31:

He does manage this problem by avoiding greasy foods and by only eating once a day, in the evenings.

Interestingly, one of his main staples is milk, which would seem to lead me away from LGS.


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Re: Brother passes out after eating (Archive in brain chemistry.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 10, 2002 at 07:08:11:

In Reply to: Brother passes out after eating posted by Kip on March 09, 2002 at 00:55:29:

Hi, Kip.

Listen to Gregory.

There is no doubt that this is a brain chemistry problem and Gregory has put his finger on the most likely cause.

After all this time, he is going to HAVE to learn enough to understand his problem BEFORE he goes to the expert who will be able to help him. If I knew what part of the country he lives in I might know someone there, personally, who could help ONCE YOUR BROTHER HAS LEARNED ENOUGH.

He can start on this BB by going to the brain chemistry archives, then to LGS archives. THEN, he should put on the BB what he has learned.

Walt



Re: Brother passes out after eating (Archive in brain chemistry.)

Posted by
Kip on March 12, 2002 at 13:12:35:

In Reply to: Re: Brother passes out after eating (Archive in brain chemistry.) posted by Walt Stoll on March 10, 2002 at 07:08:11:

Thanks!

My brother is in Columbus, OH, and he regularly travels to throughout the midwest, so if you had any recommendations in the area, I'm sure he would appreciate it.




Re: Brother passes out after eating (Archive in brain chemistry.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 13, 2002 at 09:01:40:

In Reply to: Re: Brother passes out after eating (Archive in brain chemistry.) posted by Kip on March 12, 2002 at 13:12:35:

Hik, Kip.

Have him start with Heather Morgan, MD in Centerville. Have him get copies of all his medical records to have in his hand when he sees her and have him prepare the kind of history the Health Coaching Protocol suggests to take along as well.

Once she has evaluated him, she will know who he would need to see.

One of the top people in the country is Richard Wurtman, MD at MIT but I would not start there.

Let us know how he does.

Walt

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