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by 2297 · June 09, 2014 at 12:50 PM

I've used this product for awhile now and I feel I am getting good results but it is so expensive. Is there anything similar I could consider? I really must be feeling better because I didn't use to care what it cost! I've tried a day or two... (more)

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Girlgenius 0 · June 09, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Assuming 1 per day, that's $13/mo. Since it's providing you with hormones, you might try Swanson's vitamins and check prices for DHEA. Not sure if it will work the same for you but who knows?

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by 129 · June 06, 2014 at 6:18 PM

I love coffee, the smell, taste, buzz, everything. Recently, not sure why, after I drink coffee I have been getting mild anxiety symptoms. Pounding heart, chest tightness, etc. Ive researched it and there is a TON of info on caffeine's effect on... (more)

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Elliefrance 0 · June 06, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Coffee can lead to a feeling of being jittery and an increased heart rate. It's possible to drink coffee and not have any of these experiences.

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by 0 · December 26, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Hi guys, my name is Jay and I'm 29 years old. My story of suffering with illness goes back to my earliest memories, with anxiety and panic attacks. Severe emotional trauma at age 16 (my parents' totally unexpected divorce) magnified this... (more)

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InLimbo 0 · December 26, 2013 at 9:27 PM

Oh, and I also must mention that any amount of iodine supplementation will send me flying SKY HIGH with insane anxiety, body tingles, heart palpiations/tachycardia, sweating, etc etc. This includes even small doses of Kelp. Here's a... (more)

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by 333 · December 23, 2013 at 12:06 AM

I don't know if my lack of morning appetite is due to the detox or not, but I have no desire to make eggs or even a slice of uncured ham. My morning coffee makes me feel tired these days. I know I'm not supposed to fast during a mercury detox,... (more)

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basscannon11 0 · December 20, 2013 at 7:11 PM

I can't help you with any chemistry but maybe try doing something active to stimulate your appetite. I know when I don't eat and go work out early in the morning, I get very hungry very soon after starting, even if I had no appetite before. (more)

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by 77338 · July 19, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Do adrenals increase their size and secretory capacity with stressors commonly assoc. with adrenal hormone secretion? Ie. do the glands adapt to accomodate stress rendering distress eustress proportional to gland size and secretory capacity(within... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · May 19, 2011 at 12:55 AM

As far as I understand the adrenal glands can increase in size in response to chronic stress. I found this one study on rats: Chronic stress induces adrenal hyperplasia and hypertrophy in a subregion-specific manner. Hyperplasia means an... (more)

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by 1495 · September 03, 2013 at 7:21 PM

I've been diagnosed stage 3 adrenal fatigue with low cortisol. Everything I read or am told is a blanket recommendation for AF. Most often, it speaks of what to do with high cortisol. So I've tried no caffeine for a month, no alcohol for a month,... (more)

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by 5 · August 04, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Hello. As I find myself weeks from turning 17, I can't help but be depressed at the state of my life. I grew up a normal boy who ate pretty poorly (fast food, candy, a LOT of diet coke). Around the age of 12 I started getting into drugs and... (more)

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cavemanjoe 0 · August 04, 2013 at 5:14 AM

Please see a real doctor - you are describing multiple episodes of anxiety/panic attacks, which can lead to many of the other symptoms you have described. You said you have already received multiple tests, make sure to mention your anxiety/panic... (more)

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by 0 · July 27, 2013 at 11:45 PM

I am feeling better since I started my recovery plan for Adrenal Fatigue in May but still healing. I gained 20-25 lbs. since I "switched" to Adrenal Fatigue Stage Three around mid-April. I am getting acupuncture once a week and on the Kalish... (more)

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by 122 · July 25, 2013 at 4:13 AM

Hi there! I read earlier in http://paleohacks.com/questions/86005/caffeine-in-100-cocoa-powder#axzz2ZycX9713 that cocoa powder can wreck havoc with your adrenals. Has anyone else experienced this? Any knowledge on the amount of caffeine that... (more)

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Knarf 0 · July 25, 2013 at 4:13 AM

Usually jittery is a sign that you've reached some sort of limit for the short term. Go past that limit, and eventually desensitization will probably occur; you're probably better off treating coffee and chocolate as occasional indulgences (in... (more)

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by 0 · June 26, 2013 at 8:58 AM

I just wanted to see if anyone could take a guess at what is going on with my body because I feel like I have hit a wall. About 6 years ago (When I was 33) I lost 150 pounds in about 3 months. At that time I lost a lot of hair but I had my... (more)

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Ally_E 0 · June 26, 2013 at 8:58 AM

sounds like adrenal fatigue, have you had 4 point cortisol salive test?

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by 3967 · June 06, 2013 at 5:22 AM

I gave my mother a list of tests for her to get done, tests that I've heard many on these forums get done, tests that many luminaries in the Paleosphere recommend for their patients, tests that I would get ask for myself were I to go in for a... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · June 06, 2013 at 5:22 AM

"What type of medical background would posit that adrenal panels are of no (zip, zero, nada) benefit for troubleshooting health concerns?" The standard medical school curriculum. Get your mom to see an ND. They treat patients as true partners... (more)

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by 0 · May 23, 2013 at 4:40 PM

I have problem with sleeping and I think the reason is about cortisol and melatonin. My morning cortisol is just on the high limit of the expected levels for morning and night cortisol just on the low limit of expected levels for night. Melatonin... (more)

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Mash 0 · May 23, 2013 at 4:29 PM

You could possibly try taking some B-12. Effect of Vitamin B12 on Performance and Circadian Rhythems in Normal Subjects: http://www.nature.com/npp/journal/v15/n5/pdf/1380492a.pdf I personally started taking the NOW Methyl B-12 (1000mcg)... (more)

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by 5 · March 19, 2013 at 6:00 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... (more)

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Jay_25 0 · March 19, 2013 at 6:00 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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by 15 · January 17, 2013 at 5:58 PM

I'm on my partners account atm. I think I currently have adrenal exhaustion. It became apparent when I started getting bouts of full body weakness, tingling and a coursing feeling through my veins/nerves with sensitivity to the cold. I did think i... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · January 16, 2013 at 5:18 PM

In all honestly, and I mean this kindly, but have you sought treament for your underlying anxiety and depression issues? Because you really need to address those. Whether it's meds or cognitive therapy (ideally a mix of the two), you should... (more)

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by 30 · May 03, 2013 at 1:22 AM

So I have serious OCD with compulsions since childhood, after stopping Zoloft in 2011 I have had fatigue and hypothyroid/adrenal issues. Would paleo diet alone fix this, or should I go on meds for thyroid as well. I heard once you do there is no... (more)

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uberbulldog 0 · January 08, 2013 at 2:44 PM

I take cytomel and synthroid and it controls things very good. I feel superb.

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by 946 · November 13, 2012 at 12:07 AM

This is a very real and serious condition that I'm sure many readers can be classified under. I'm just wanting to get in contact with people who have fatigue and share coping strategies, work, school, life, treatments, cures, etc. Doesn't matter... (more)

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by 2923 · October 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I'm getting some hormone baselines done to finally get some data for some (relatively) minor but long standing issues I've had... Thing is I havn't managed to find expalnation of the advantages of getting salivary testing done in the four slots... (more)

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John_51 0 · October 27, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Salivary cortisol changes throughout the day. Multiple levels ensure that you capture diurnal variations as opposed to single levels. It costs more but it's probably worth it. The whole concept revolves around the idea that we are under... (more)

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by 429 · April 23, 2014 at 4:13 AM

just set it a salvia test with my naturopath to confirm this, have all the symptoms to back it up. robb wolf wrote an intresting piece on this topic, but i still dont get it. searching the web for information is so frustrating, all the advice is... (more)

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Selfhacked 0 · April 23, 2014 at 4:13 AM

I think adrenal fatigue is confused with what I'd call "hypothalamic fatigue" In other words, it's usually people's adrenals that are off, but their hypothalamus. This is assuming you feel like you have adrenal fatigue because you are... (more)

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by 70 · June 20, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Question for you guys! (I should be asking my D.O., but it is frankly awkward as I am thinking he gave me the wrong supplement for the opposite condition) I took a saliva cortisol/DHEA test. I am not posting the numbers since I know all labs use... (more)

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Kkearn 0 · June 20, 2013 at 6:29 PM

I also have adrenal fatigue and am taking armour..I was told by my Dr. that I can not take Adrenal Complex because it has glanulars in it and you can't take thyroid glanulars with adrenal glanulars so I was told to take AdrenaTone..

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by 5 · August 25, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Does anyone know of an MD, naturopath or anyone who is based in Sydney that could help diagnosis and treatment of/for adrenal fatigue?? Sorry if this has already been asked. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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cavemanjoe 0 · August 11, 2013 at 10:39 PM

A real doctor, such as an MD or DO, will not diagnose adrenal fatigue because it is not a disease.

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by 253 · May 30, 2013 at 7:07 PM

I looked this up but didn't find any thing related to this question in this way. I was curious if any one knows if adrenal fatigue is more common than is being diagnosed in the SAD diet, and it just isn't being recognized? Are paleolites more apt... (more)

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BrianS 0 · May 30, 2013 at 7:07 PM

The way my naturopath explained it to me, is our adrenal glands can (and will) be over-exerted upon taking too much caffeine (over long periods of time), which will inevitably caused them to become overworked and exhausted. For those that are... (more)

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by 2741 · December 14, 2011 at 10:05 PM

I started eating paleo in April and doing Crossfit in May. Things were rocking along pretty well, started sleeping in total darkness, lost 20 lbs, felt great, made progress at the gym, etc. Then about a month ago, a serious illness reared its head... (more)

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Aaron_7 0 · December 14, 2011 at 10:05 PM

Just eat some startchy carbs, especially post-workout you're depleted of sugar and you will not gain any fat This whole paleo thing is complete bullshit. sugar makes everyone fat and sick is true because everyone are lazy slacks that earn too... (more)

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by 15070 · February 09, 2014 at 7:39 AM

Many of us eat liver and thymus, some of us heart, but what about adrenals and/or testicles? One of the more popular supplements is the TG100 glandulars by Allergy research group, which contains a few different glands.Once we get past the... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · October 01, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Wouldnt the adrenaline cause an adrenic reaction? (Possible not, but this is my initial thought)

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by 519 · August 13, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Has anyone heard of this? "People with inadequate adrenal function can't make their own blood sugar from other things and must have some carbohydrate in their diet." It is a comment from the Specific Carbohydrate Website by a man named Andrew... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

I haven't read this person, but Dr. Schwarzbein does not recommend low carb for anyone, as it can cause problems, she says. Her lower limit is 60 grams. She is an endocrinologist.

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by 77338 · November 04, 2011 at 7:19 AM

Dr. K suggests eating a high protein meal immediately upon waking to lower Cortisol and help Leptin sensitivity. I started doing this as an experiment days ago. Then I got a Cortisol test back and it showed I had low Cortisol. So if you have low... (more)

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dzone 0 · November 03, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Just tried p-boost after reading some reviews about it. Worked good but pretty pricey. The trial was free but you have to pay for the shipping which was quick. Anyone know any coupon codes for p-boost.com?