I am new here and hoping for some help so I can decide on possible next steps.
I’m a previous heavy drinker (quit permanently last fall) and I think I may have suffered a mild HE bout earlier last year. I was mildly distracted and irritated at small things for awhile and one day I woke up and could not hold a pen. I had to hold my right hand with my left hand to write. Once I got the strength back in my right hand my writing was shaky for about 30 hours and then I was back to my normal self. It’s only happened once.
I’m wondering if this has happened to anyone? Also wondering if anyone knows if this is caused by decompensated cirrhosis and/or portal hypertension?
(All non fasting blood tests are normal, ie ALT, AST, ALP, GGT, Bilirubin. Physical exam normal. Blood thinner daily for Factor V Leiden.). Thinking of having scans.
I should have said my blood tests were taken 3 months after I quit drinking and several months after the episode.