Hello I’m Kaydavblue,
I have autoimmune induced cirrhosis, of late I find that when I eat breakfast (no matter what or how small or large it is). I begin to shake, my vision closes around me, my heart races and I need to lie down and sleep. Is this normal. It does not happen after any other meal.
Hi, it doesn’t sound normal to me but it also doesn’t sound liver related. Do you have coffee with your breakfast? Coffee is good for your liver but I get the shakes if I have too much. The other thing that makes me shake is low blood sugar, but I wouldn’t expect that after you’ve eaten. I think it would be worth checking with a GP.
Thank you for your comments. I don’t drink coffee and eat sugary foods rarely. This is a new set of symptoms for me. However, after reading some of the comments on this site I am wondering if my habit of eating breakfast and then an evening meal is my problem. I don’t snack between meals and I really don’t want to eat outside of those meals.
Have you had your blood sugars tested? With cirrhosis you can develop diabetes which might be something to do with your symptoms with this state after your breakfast. Are you on steroids to treat your AI condition? Steroids can also give you diabetes.
You need to get this checked out by your GP and/or your specialist.
WIth cirrhosis you should really be eating little and often throughout the day if you have cirrhosis or you are at times running on empty and your body will be consuming your muscles for fuel.
I'll ping you a PM which might be of interest to your or useful - it's also advisable to try and see a liver specialist dietician to advise on appropriate nutrition - if you are under QEB Birmingham they will have this support available since it's a transplant centre and they know all the ins and outs of nutritional needs with cirrhosis.
Thank you Katie for your advice I will look into it immediately