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adrenal fatigue, regular sickness, or both?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 18, 2013 at 3:52 PM

I had to cut my workout short today because I just wasn't feeling it. A few weeks ago I realized I wasn't mentally invested in my workouts anymore and my numbers were stalling. I figured I was just bored so completely changed the circuit but 2 weeks later my head still isn't in it and my numbers are going DOWN. I'm squatting less than I could before. On top of that, about 10 days ago my lymph glands (the ones on my neck under the jaw) were swollen and my throat hurt. They've gone down but I don't think completely and my throat still tingles, esp in the morning.

Should I take a break from exercise? How long? Should I see a doctor or will she say it's in my head? (I know mayoclinic thinks adrenal fatigue is a joke.) Would elderberry pills or aloe juice help? I want my drive to lift heavy and run fast back!!

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on March 19, 2013
at 03:20 PM

I have also experienced this, its called Positional hypotension, it happens when body has to adapt when standing and for a few instants your head is not receiving enough blood, you may even experience a short blackout for a few seconds. Once in a while is considered more or less common and not to worry too much about it but if too frequent it may also be a symptom of other underlying causes, most common adrenal fatigue as you suspected but also check for anaemia, mononucleosis as @DavidHill76 suggested, metabolic syndrome / pre-diabetes or vertigo.

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on March 18, 2013
at 04:19 PM

I just bought some blueberries and blackberries. Wonderful. Unfortunately I can't completely relax because it's midterm week :(

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on March 18, 2013
at 04:17 PM

I forgot to mention that I saw a doctor for a regular check up a few days before my glands swelled up. She said I have low blood pressure. Also I've been getting the dizzies when I stand up at least 3-5 times a day (super annoying).

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048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

on March 18, 2013
at 04:13 PM

Fatigue, whatever is called, adrenal or something, is a real deal and should be addressed accordingly. I think you could start by having a break from exercise for a few days (maybe a week) and focus on eating well and relax. That should give you a some new fresh air and the desire to start training again, while allowing for recovery. Also, some checks with your doc wouldn't hurt, salivary cortisol test seems to be useful in this situations, if elevated may point to over training. Checking for anaemia wouldn't hurt also, women are pretty fragile to it and the symptoms it carries are similar to what you have been experiencing. Taking plenty of Vitamin C and E and some berries or antioxidant multi-vitamin like could help your body deal with the stress and help recover better. Also be sure to eat well just after your workouts as it refills your muscles and aids a lot in recovery.

5a55af21a58821b3e2c0762e28bd1acd

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on March 18, 2013
at 04:19 PM

I just bought some blueberries and blackberries. Wonderful. Unfortunately I can't completely relax because it's midterm week :(

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on March 19, 2013
at 06:00 PM

Def. sounds like mono. I had this when I was working as a trainer at a club. Fatigued all the time and neck started swelling up. I would get it checked asap, it is a wretched thing if not care for properly.

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on March 19, 2013
at 02:31 PM

If you have an ultra low salt diet, you may want to add in a premium salt like Himalayan Crystal Salt.

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on March 18, 2013
at 11:10 PM

take a break and get tested for mono!

Have your thyroid checked too, just in case.

Have you had an GI disturbances lately?

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