Adrenal Fatigue

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“I’m 60 and have been suffering with hot flashes for years with no relief despite all the testing and adjustments my doctor and I have tried. I am basically HOT all the time.

Now I’ve been told I have Adrenal Fatigue – have any of you been told the same? What did you do to alleviate it?

I would love to hear your solutions and successes.” -Beth

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4 thoughts on “Adrenal Fatigue”

  1. Best wishes to you. I have Chronic Fatigue. I take a number of supplements and try to pace myself regarding activities and getting rest. We also eat a healthy diet with a mind to lean proteins and good veggies. Yes, we do eat breads and desserts 🙂 No need to go overboard. Also– I tested with low thyroid and take meds. Have you checked that out?

  2. This is from the Mayo Clinic –
    Adrenal fatigue is a term applied to a collection of nonspecific symptoms, such as body aches, fatigue, nervousness, sleep disturbances and digestive problems. The term often shows up in popular health books and on alternative medicine websites, but it isn’t an accepted medical diagnosis.

    Your adrenal glands produce a variety of hormones that are essential to life. The medical term adrenal insufficiency (Addison’s disease) refers to inadequate production of one or more of these hormones as a result of an underlying disease.

    Signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency may include:

    Fatigue
    Body aches
    Unexplained weight loss
    Low blood pressure
    Lightheadedness
    Loss of body hair
    Skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation)
    Adrenal insufficiency can be diagnosed by blood tests and special stimulation tests that show inadequate levels of adrenal hormones.

    Proponents of the adrenal fatigue diagnosis claim this is a mild form of adrenal insufficiency caused by chronic stress. The unproven theory behind adrenal fatigue is that your adrenal glands are unable to keep pace with the demands of perpetual fight-or-flight arousal. As a result, they can’t produce quite enough of the hormones you need to feel good. Existing blood tests, according to this theory, aren’t sensitive enough to detect such a small decline in adrenal function — but your body is.

    It’s frustrating to have persistent symptoms your doctor can’t readily explain. But accepting a medically unrecognized diagnosis from an unqualified practitioner could be worse. Unproven remedies for so-called adrenal fatigue may leave you feeling sicker, while the real cause — such as depression or fibromyalgia — continues to take its toll.

    1. “A friend” has been diagnosed with Addisons. Did adrnal gland blood tests. Also body can’t retain salt which is critical for body temperature regulations. Was put on Fludrocort. Had many other symptoms to. But a simple blood test for the salt levels is a start.

  3. My doctor has me on Adren-All. You can find it online, but I get mine from my chiropractor. Make sure your doctor is ok with it!!! (I am not a doctor, nor am I able to diagnose or offer treatment options. 😊)

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