I recovered from M.E. about five years ago but ever since then I have been fainting after I eat. I also have unstable blood sugar. I faint at least once every day. My assumption was that the problem was adrenal and so I changed my entire life to do all the things we know about. However still, to keep working I have to have a totally liquid diet and consume every hour or so. The fatigue while working is excruciating and really it's not something I can’t continue even though so little is asked of me. After taking months off work recently it appears that no amount of rest will stop me fainting if I eat anything close to solid food.
After finding this forum I'm wondering now if the problem is cardio/nerve related, more so because of the nature of my fainting. It is very much on off on off. Often after I eat I might faint for a second, a minute later, 5 seconds etc. it might then build up to 30 minutes and then the same thing in reverse happens back down to a second. Drinking with food will guarantee unconsciousness for 5 hours. Drinking a cold drink means 1 hour. I am usually brought around with my heart thumping out my chest.
Has anybody ever heard of anything like this before? I have had all the standard NHS tests done, they have no idea. Having just found this forum I'm now trying to figure out what specialist I should ask my GP for a referral to. I’m guessing a cardiologist would be a first start? I am thankful for any help or direction anyone can give.