Hot Flashes after eating

By Favgrandma Latest Reply 2017-06-10 23:31:48 -0500
Started 2011-04-17 21:33:09 -0500

I experience the feeling of a hotflash after eating. It usually happens anywhere from 15 to 30 min. after eating. Also have them when I am stressed. Would like to know if I am the only one experiencing this and why this occurs. I spend alot of time outside trying to cool down. Sure am not looking forward to the summer season and hot days and nights.

29 replies

summysd 2015-02-01 18:29:41 -0600 Report

I found if you take fish oil 2 to 6 capsules of 1000 mg a day along with vitamin D it really help with the sweating after meals and just in general.

Geoffrey62 2014-10-27 13:27:40 -0500 Report

I have them too. I was only recently made aware of the glycemic index. Foods with high glycemic indexes will cause spikes in blood sugar which is not good. Look up the index online and, from what I've heard, you should try to only eat foods with low indexes. But everything in moderation too. I've seen a difference in how I feel, and I have started to take off weight.

suzgray 2014-07-19 20:13:39 -0500 Report

I have hot flashes not only after eating but thru the night to the point I wake up all sweaty already thru with change of life so not that just don't know why???

Chronosxx1 2017-06-10 23:31:48 -0500 Report

I'm experiencing the same thing. It starts about 45 minutes after eating and I wake up 2-3 times throughout the night. I feel like what I imagine a menopausal woman would feel like. I'm absolutely miserable.

Liz Wolf
Liz Wolf 2014-07-19 17:11:44 -0500 Report

I have learned over time that sugar and bleached crabs will give me hot flashes. I have changed to Truvia and whole grains. I try to avoid anything that has above 8 sugars per serving. My breads all have no more than 3 sugars.

carabear 2011-05-10 22:44:19 -0500 Report

This is exactly why I joined and why I wrote in!!! I have never thought about my eating having anything to do with the hot flashes, my Dr. said they are because I have type 2, he blames everything on diabetes. I had my hormones checked he said everything is "normal" how can that be? I have had a complete hystorectmy (ms) in 1987 and haven't been on any HRT. I am sooo hot almost all the time. I am miserable!!! Thank you for writing in, every bit of information helps!

jenn9075 2011-04-21 21:17:07 -0500 Report

I dont personally have this problem but my aunt sweats really bad when she eats we have always thought it was some kind of internal neuropathy she has been diabetic for 50+ years but I dont have a definate answer sorry

jazz4167 2011-04-21 21:31:03 -0500 Report

i do that ,so i take note of the foods that make me do that,and try to stay away from them,it sound like menuphose,sorry dont remember how to spell it

digitaldoorbell 2011-04-21 21:12:58 -0500 Report

How interesting! I am a relatively new Type 2 (7 months) and I don't take medication…just diet and exercise. I'm doing pretty well. A1c is 5.4 usually in the 90's blood glucose. The thing is, about three months ago I noticed this exact same thing. My mind has been racing over all of this. It's very uncomfortable and I have searched all over for information (I still am). I think I know exactly how you feel. Despite "good" numbers, I also developed neuropathy and thought that it was related to that. I don't have an answer, but I am so interested in your post (and any subsequent replies).

I always read something interesting here…wish you the best.

Favgrandma 2011-04-20 17:31:51 -0500 Report

my dinners are usually 1/2 chicken breast with salad ,veggies like asparagus and maybe a small yam. I went thru menopause aboout 10 years ago so that isn't why I get hot flashes.
Only eat 3 times a day unless I make myself get a snack. I usually don't think about eating. Breakfast is usually a bowl of multigrain cherrios or a fake egg with a slice of wheat toast. For lunch usually a chicken or ham sandwich on wheat with lots of lettuce, some veggie chips and on occasion a few grapes. For dinner we usually have chicken,salmon or hake fish. With a salad and veggies. If we have rice it is brn. rice.
Trying to find a new doctor but kinda hard where I live.

bizzach 2011-04-20 16:15:03 -0500 Report

I have terrible hot flashes after eating big meals and if i eat smaller meals i dont get them it may not work for you but it is worth a try.

Harlen 2011-04-17 22:34:29 -0500 Report

It may be your meds check with your Doc or phorm
Best wishes

Favgrandma 2011-04-18 09:46:06 -0500 Report

I'll check with my doc to see. I'm on .5 mg Glipizide,diovan and tricor. Also multiple vitamins.

Harlen 2011-04-18 09:51:54 -0500 Report

They can mess with each other even the vitamins

Favgrandma 2011-04-18 10:14:08 -0500 Report

Ty. I need to quit watching Dr. Oz as he continually gives info on holistic and other ideas on things to take like tart cherry, metamusill, vitamin A, E etc which I tend to listen to and want to try. What I need to do is find a good doc. here in the upper desert in So. Calif. that specializes in diabetes. problem is finding one that my insurance will okay. Haven't been to my internist since Oct. last year. He said There was no need to come regularely and had to bug him to do lab tests of which last one done Oct. Aic was 6.2

Pynetree 2011-04-18 10:45:09 -0500 Report

I love Dr. Oz…and he makes so much sense, but you end-up taking way too many suppliments. All good for you, but I worry how they all interact with my diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol Rx's . I've been taking one of those Diabetic Pack of vitamins and minerals. Seem to be working, just know when I'm off them, (if they're not on sale..I take a reg. multi-vitamin) I'm bothered by foot and leg cramps at nite. I used to get those "private heat waves" after eating, and sometimes shopping or walking around. Not so much any more. Think my body chemistry is just more balanced…

Favgrandma 2011-04-18 11:29:38 -0500 Report

I too love watching him however am ready to try anything he suggests but don't know if they should be taken with diabetes. My doc did say that taking cinnimon which was recommended by Oz may lower my bs too much so quit taking them.That was 6 mos. ago. Did however start taking the tart cherry and metimusil. Which I don't see any change for the better. 2014-09-01 18:43:42 -0500 Report

I'm sorry. I gave up believing anything that Dr. Oz said many years ago. Some of my friends have done things that he has suggested and they got very sick from it.. I do not trust him at all.

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-04-17 22:33:52 -0500 Report

I get these after eating, to me it seems to coincides with me eating too many carbs or just too much food in general. It's helping me to learn portions though. I'm used to just eating until I pop but now I know if I start getting hot it's way past time to stop and I'll eat less next time.

Favgrandma 2011-04-18 09:48:59 -0500 Report

not sure that it is from eating too much as I really don't eat much. I would rather not eat but know with diabetes I have to eat. It is hard to eat 3 meals let alone snacks.

pinder 2011-04-20 15:14:03 -0500 Report

Instead of three meals and a snack , you could try several small meals. I eat something every 2 hr up until dinner time and then do not eat again. Dinner time is usually at 5 PM, but my bed time is 8 PM because I get up at 4 AM to go to work.

Bama13 2011-04-17 21:39:10 -0500 Report

i am not sure why your having them but i get them too and at night when i am sleeping i wake up wet from sweat

pinder 2011-04-20 15:09:50 -0500 Report

My first question is are you menaposal. That is usually when hot flashes start due to the hormone changes in your body. I found wholegrain foods and excerise reduced mine. Mine strike at 3:30 AM, 4:30 and usually 7PM and last approx 1 minuite to 30 sec.

Keddiekilowatt 2011-04-21 22:38:34 -0500 Report

I get them most of the time at night. They are also known as night sweats or hot flashes. Generally associated with Menopause, but I believe it can be caused by any hormonal imbalance. I have gone through Menopause and didn't really have hot flashes until after I was diagnosed with both D2 & a thyroid disease. Anyway you should tell your doctor that you have concerns and see if there is anything that might be done to help you.