Feeling Extremely Tired Especially After Eating

by Ali
(Tehran, Iran)

Hello! My name is Ali and I am 30 years old. Hope you are doing great! Today I ran into your website and found all the materials and info real helpful.

For a couple years I've been suffering from a strange illness which really has disordered my normal life! Excessive tiredness, lack of concentration, insomnia, extreme allergy, stomach bloating, bad breath, feeling extremely tired after eating, feeling trembles through
my fingers after eating, and you name it!

Last year I got tested and my doctor told me that I had H Pylori infection and was put on antibiotics for two weeks.

My bad breath went away and I started feeling a little better although still feeling tired and not well after eating but in contrast to the past, generally better.

But after nearly six months my old symptoms have come along and I'm really frustrated - particularly with the bad breath and lack of concentration.

Any advice in this matter would highly be appreciated,



Hi Ali,

Thank you for the compliments about my site. I'm sorry to hear about your health problems.

I wonder if you are experiencing any kind of acid reflux symptoms as well?

With the other symptoms you've listed here, what comes to mind is low stomach acid, also called hypochlorhydria. This is just one possible explanation, but here's why I'm leaning this way.

People with low stomach acid (low HCl) are unable to properly utilize the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids in their food. Do you notice feeling worse after eating protein-rich foods?

Over time hypochlorhydria will cause many deficiencies in critical nutrients which cause a wide variety of symptoms. Most notably bad breath, extreme tiredness especially after eating, bloating and belching soon after meals, indigestion, nausea, multiple food allergies - even poor skin and nails.

You might also be interested to know that the presence in the stomach of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) can negatively influence the body’s ability to make enough stomach acid.

Also important to know is that low stomach acid generally gets worse over time. That's because you need certain vitamins and minerals to make HCl. If you are deficient in these nutrients, you won't be able to make enough stomach acid to properly digest your food.

Poor digestion results in even more nutrient deficiencies. It's a bad cycle to get caught up in.

What I would recommend is getting your body pH checked. If your urine pH and saliva pH are low (and they will be if you do have low stomach acid), follow my recommendations for getting back to body pH balance. That will ensure that you replenish your vitamin and mineral reserves, so you can make enough stomach acid.

Also, start supplementing with Betaine HCl tablets. That will ensure you have adequate stomach acid to properly digest your food.

How many you need to take will depend on how severe the hypochlorhydria is.

Try taking one capsule right before a meal. Keep increasing the capsules one at a time until you feel a slight burning sensation in your stomach.

Then continue taking one less capsule until that dose causes a slight burning sensation. As your nutrient reserves replenish, you'll need less and less of the Betaine HCl capsules (because your body will be producing more and more HCl on its own).

Also, read these pages from other visitors for more information on low stomach acid and body pH.

HCl Supplements Effect on Body pH

Acid Reflux Medications Negatively Affect Body pH Levels

Let me know if you have any other questions or if something isn't clear (use the comment link below).

Wishing you the best of health,

Approach Wellness

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i too have the symptoms- fatique (extreme)
by: june

would like to know if ALi recovered.

i also have the symptoms of fatique and very difficult to concentrate- i just sleep most of the time. killing me.
one week already. just surfing tires me out.
i thought it is the side effect of ppi or ranitidine but i tried to stop them for 2 days, still the same.

if i go to the doctor, surely they will say they have no idea. i just get this feeling like i m dying soon.

I hurt
by: Te

I too have the same symptom as the previous. But after eating I get neck and muscle pains along with dizziness.

Could you help me!!
by: Anonymous

I have the same symptoms as the person above, and very low levels of amino acids so I tried hcl supplements, but just one 250mg capsule made my stomach burn. What could cause this? It even feels like when I eat that my food just sits there.


It's difficult to say with the information you've given. Have you checked for ulcers?

Wishing you the best of health,

Approach Wellness

by: Ali

Dear Melissa,

Thanks a million for such a comprehensive response!

Yes I do also have acid reflux, on top of that, my stomach also produces a ton of gas! Right after eating I start burping and always have a bad taste in my mouth!

I'll certainly take your advice and get more blood tests and also try out the supplement you've recommended!

Keep up the good job!

Kind regards,

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