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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

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 1495 · about 9 hours ago

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 121 · about 9 hours ago

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 · about 9 hours ago

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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CJ_12 0 · June 12, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Hey there, we should be best friends(haha). I JUST went through/am still going through this bought of issues... adrenal issues, thyroid, and hormone imbalance. I went to 4 different doctors, one that took me off my my thyroid medicine (apparently... (more)

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by 4029 · about 9 hours ago

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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paint94979 0 · June 06, 2013 at 5:04 AM

Time for a new doctor

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

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 15 · about 9 hours ago

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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Erin_10 0 · January 16, 2013 at 9:05 PM

I also came back from the grave. Better than a zombie, but it's slow going. I first went to a natureopath, Dr. Lo in Encinitas, CA. She helped with getting some huge issues ID'd through labs and then liver detox, support, adrenal support,... (more)

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by 2944 · about 9 hours ago

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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daz 0 · October 26, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Some hormones follow a circadian rhythm (sometimes referred to as diurnal cycle as well). Two of these are cortisol and melatonin. These cycles can get screwed up, & hence the need to test 4 times for cortisol & 1 or 2 times for... (more)

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by 434 · about 9 hours ago

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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MM_4 0 · September 08, 2012 at 2:02 PM

I had it, and it improved with lots of sugar, and carbs in general etc. I do believe today that it's really not as difficult to treat as some say, it's a cortisol dysfunction, actually a problem with the hypothalamic - pituitary - adrenal axis,... (more)

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by 70 · about 9 hours ago

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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Drew_aka_CrossFit_Junkie 0 · August 06, 2012 at 11:43 PM

So what it looks like is the supplement he gave you is meant to support the adrenal glands. In the earliest stages of adrenal(stage 2 it seems you're in, if at all), cortisol is too high, as a result of too much stress. Cortisol itself is not the... (more)

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by 5 · about 9 hours ago

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 · about 9 hours ago

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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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · October 13, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I think people's adrenal glands are shot more likely than not these days. Our adrenals are meant to fire off in response to life threatening situations, and take a full 24 hours to recover. We have so many simulated life and death situations these... (more)

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by 15226 · about 9 hours ago

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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maurile 0 · August 25, 2011 at 5:15 AM

I haven't looked into TG100 specifically, but I've been taking (a) Now Foods liver powder, (b) Standard Process Symplex M, (c) Standard Process Hypothalamus PMG, (d) Natural Sources Raw Thyroid Glandular, (e) Natural Sources Raw Multiple... (more)

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by 78422 · about 10 hours ago

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 1786 · about 10 hours ago

so i got my tests back, and one of the issues is low cortisol - which is interesting because i thought low cortisol was good. turns out, optimal cortisol is best, low or high is bad. so apparently i used up my cortisol years ago fighting stresses... (more)

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Ambimorph 0 · February 12, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Though I haven't read the whole thing, the book Feeling Fat, Fuzzy, or Frazzled?: A 3-Step Program to: Restore Thyroid, Adrenal, and Reproductive Balance, Beat Hormone Havoc, and Feel Better Fast! seems to have well researched advice. In sum it... (more)

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by 5516 · about 10 hours ago

Are there any good ways to determine whether or not a person is suffering from adrenal fatigue or cortisol issues? I hear Robb Wolf talk about this a lot but I am unsure of how to diagnose myself. I'm not saying that right now I feel like this... (more)

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John_R 0 · July 20, 2010 at 8:19 PM

Genuine adrenal deficiencies are properly diagnosed via bloodwork and treated with corticosteroids. If you suspect an adrenal problem, I strongly urge you to forget about "supplements from Whole Foods" and find an endocrinologist who has a clue... (more)

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by 2319 · October 30, 2014 at 5:09 AM

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 · October 30, 2014 at 5:09 AM

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 333 · October 30, 2014 at 5:01 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 5 · October 30, 2014 at 4:55 AM

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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NewPaleon 0 · August 04, 2013 at 3:33 AM

Hey Max, you have some serious and long standing issues so please continue to see the doctor and try the treatments he or she recommends. You stated what you don't eat but not what you do eat. If you were my son (I actually do have a teen son),... (more)

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 4:55 AM

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 5 · October 30, 2014 at 4:42 AM

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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Albert83BCN 0 · March 18, 2013 at 4:13 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... (more)

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by 30 · October 30, 2014 at 4:34 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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steve_58 0 · January 24, 2013 at 9:42 PM

I have both OCD and depression, as well as hypothyroidism. As great as the paleo lifestyle is it can improve both but it cannot get control them as well as medication.I have tried doing just a 100% paleo lifestyle but it still could not match... (more)

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by 1000 · October 30, 2014 at 4:29 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 2729 · October 30, 2014 at 3:39 AM

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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Juvysen 0 · September 12, 2011 at 12:58 AM

Yeah, I'd back off and go to something more gentle (walking/yoga) for now...

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