I have had a problem waking up in the middle of the night VERY hungry since I was pregnant with my youngest kid-about 3 years ago. I kept thinking it was blood sugar related, and would try most things to fix it (snack before bed, no snack before bed, increasing certain vitamins supposed to help blood sugar, eating later at night, eating earlier, ect). I do believe it’s somewhat hormonal as it seems to go in waves.
The strange thing is that I have consistently had relief when I have had to take an antibiotic for unrelated things. (it probably doesn’t matter, but they were natural antibiotics that did work for clearing up my problems). Any idea what is going on here? Would taking an antibiotic help with blood sugar issues? Or maybe it’s lowering the endotoxin load on the liver so it’s able to do it’s job better??
I know this post is a little old, but thought I’d respond anyway because you never got a response. My guess is yes, helping lower endotoxins is involved in your reaction here.
I’m not that well versed in some of the physiology of this… however, I suspect some of the smarties over at Raypeatforum.com would have an answer for you. I’d be interested in the response if anyone over there has an idea.