I've recently been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue and I'm sure it's from years of not sleeping and drinking a lot of energy drinks, smoking, and alcohol PLUS all the added stress of life itself. I've been caffeine free now for 5 months and alcohol free, get plenty of rest and no longer am I eating gluten (I'm apparently gluten sensitive?) and that's helped quite a bit, but I'm not sure what else I can do besides try not to stress myself and work out but not extreme. I'm looking for help with this, trying to stay positive on this long road to recovery! I'm also taking B-Vitamin complex and cut out the junk food completely, relying on meats, veggies, fruits, fats, and occasional dairy.
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on May 30, 2013
at 06:47 PM
I had adrenal fatigue due to the combination of poor diet, lack of sleep and overtraining as a college athlete. It looks as if you are doing all the right things but unfortunately, you just need time now. After about a year, I felt like a more normal person but it took a full 2 years to feel 100%. The biggest issue I have now is a fear of a relapse so I am pretty diligent at taking rest days/weeks when needed. Other than that, I am back to doing everything I wish: training intensely,eating chocolate and drinking alcohol(0-3 drinks per week).
Staying positive is the hardest part of recovery. Try to stay out of your head with a hobby like learning a musical instrument, reading more, building models or something else that makes you focus...I learned guitar and started practicing yoga.
Hope it helps. Good luck!
on May 31, 2013
at 12:48 AM