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Any Adrenal Fatigue sufferers out there?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 30, 2013 at 3:52 PM

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 July 10, 2013
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4 specialists at Vanderbilt university and a Holistic dr. Thousands of $ in tests, etc. I was on medicine that I didn't need and it basically slammed my body into a wall, besides all the unhealthy energy drinks, smoking, etc. Non of which I do anymore and haven't for over 8 months.

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on July 05, 2013
at 02:23 PM

Question, how were you diagnosed with adrenal fatigue?

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on June 03, 2013
at 01:45 PM

Maca is suppose to help balance the bodies endocrine system. Some people get jittery from it or experience a negative effect while others find it really works. I get mine locally but I am sure there are plenty of places online as well. More description here: http://navitasnaturals.com/product/457/Maca-Raw-.html As for vitamins, I would say to add it if you can tolerate it but if not then wait for awhile and try again in a couple of months.

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on May 31, 2013
at 01:57 PM

So it's believed that adrenal fatigue is essentially a brain issue?

5583b82f29a6b24264ca4b9836abd925

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on May 31, 2013
at 01:56 PM

What is Maca exactly?

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on May 31, 2013
at 01:05 AM

Maca helped me tons!

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on May 30, 2013
at 07:57 PM

Thank you, I think I'm going to start yoga as well. I was strength training this time last year but I was also a sever at a very stressful private club and worked entirely too much. That and combining college and unhealthy food choices, everything just dwindled quickly! I'm just praying for a speedy recovery. Did you take any vitamins to help or anything? I took a B-complex today but I almost felt TOO jolted, so I'm afraid it is going to make me super tired tomorrow if that makes sense. I will start playing guitar again, good idea. :)

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on May 30, 2013
at 06:51 PM

oh yeah, I added Maca Powder and Cocoa Powder to my diet.

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Ac04066a888a3f0b66f9a2935a6117c3

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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!

Ac04066a888a3f0b66f9a2935a6117c3

(315)

on May 30, 2013
at 06:51 PM

oh yeah, I added Maca Powder and Cocoa Powder to my diet.

5583b82f29a6b24264ca4b9836abd925

(261)

on May 30, 2013
at 07:57 PM

Thank you, I think I'm going to start yoga as well. I was strength training this time last year but I was also a sever at a very stressful private club and worked entirely too much. That and combining college and unhealthy food choices, everything just dwindled quickly! I'm just praying for a speedy recovery. Did you take any vitamins to help or anything? I took a B-complex today but I almost felt TOO jolted, so I'm afraid it is going to make me super tired tomorrow if that makes sense. I will start playing guitar again, good idea. :)

618fc5298c4a96b817c4918c795a875f

(1217)

on May 31, 2013
at 01:05 AM

Maca helped me tons!

Ac04066a888a3f0b66f9a2935a6117c3

(315)

on June 03, 2013
at 01:45 PM

Maca is suppose to help balance the bodies endocrine system. Some people get jittery from it or experience a negative effect while others find it really works. I get mine locally but I am sure there are plenty of places online as well. More description here: http://navitasnaturals.com/product/457/Maca-Raw-.html As for vitamins, I would say to add it if you can tolerate it but if not then wait for awhile and try again in a couple of months.

5583b82f29a6b24264ca4b9836abd925

(261)

on May 31, 2013
at 01:56 PM

What is Maca exactly?

5583b82f29a6b24264ca4b9836abd925

(261)

on May 31, 2013
at 01:57 PM

So it's believed that adrenal fatigue is essentially a brain issue?

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