Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue

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by 0 · 36 minutes ago

I am 28 years old and have been dealing with fatigue and brain fog for well over 5 years. I did an elimation diet about 3 years ago and has able to figure out the cause of my shortness of breath, headaches and neck pain - egg and soy... (more)

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by 175 · 42 minutes ago

I have recently went through dozens of different articles and posts on certain health forums and I am trying to put in order all the information. On one hand, many people say that maca helped them a lot and since it is an adaptogen it doesn't work... (more)

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by 0 · 43 minutes ago

Sorry this is so long: I have been having trouble sleeping for several months and would appreciate any suggestions to help me. First of all, I'm a 29 y.o. female, 5'3", 173 lbs. I have been a light sleeper for years, but as I come close to the end... (more)

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whitesupercat 0 · June 01, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Boston Children's Hospital sent us the following statement we are pleased with the progress our patient just inability are made when she was at Boston Children's and with her continued progress Boston’s children's and our clinicians are... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

So I went to the organic store and saw this little box contaning about 100 tiny licorice pellets. It's sugar-free, gluten-free and made with only one ingredient : 100% licorice extract. So it's not exactly a candy : they taste really strong and... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · April 17, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Well if they aren't sweetened them I'm to assume they are low carb, unless you know otherwise. That being said, No, eating a low carb snack will not delay any progress you've made on a low carb diet, since the snack is, well, low carb. Eating... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

I'm thinking of trying their adrenal support herbs. These products always have great reviews, but I hate wasting money on supplements only to find they make no difference.

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Kira 0 · March 26, 2014 at 5:32 AM

Actually, Gaia herbs, along with Paradise Herbs, are among the best on the market today... Their adaptogenic and sleep formulas are great, and the quality is impeccable - no excipients, fillers or other usual suspects... Plus, they are not using... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

Hello! I am hoping someone can offer me some clarity on blood sugar issues I'm experiencing. I have been doing the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol for the last 8 months and eat very clean. I do eat low glycemic fruit, sweet potatoes and lots of... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Hello, I would like to ask your opinion about adrenal support while feeling completely exhausted. Can they help the body to restore, or is it more like coffee that gives you the impression of feeling better for a moment, but leaves your body... (more)

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raydawg 0 · December 18, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Eleuthero is an adaptogen - a member of the ginseng family. I'd avoid the oats, they're a grain. Holy Basil (aka Tulsi) helps calm you down, it works very nicely. I used it as a tea, though stronger extracts of it are available. It will... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

I read an article where somebody was saying monosachirrides(single sugars e.g. fructose, glucose) are compatible with leaky gut as they require no digestion and pass straight through the gut wall. However I have also read many articles where... (more)

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captaincaveman 0 · December 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Fructose seems to take longer to be absorbed in the small intestine despite it not needing to be digested. Also, there are situations of fructose malabsorption where the FODMAP diet or Fast Tract diet would be helpful for you. Are you sure... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

I have been struggling with IST since May of this year. A lot of stress led up to it and I was also on several of Chinese herbs and went off of cold turkey and a few days later I ended up in the hospital with a heart rate of 180bpm. I am... (more)

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Mr_Snowman 0 · December 12, 2013 at 1:07 AM

"I want to have a family as I am nearing 32 and I am not sure if that will ever happen at the state I am in now. I feel like there is not much for resources out there and I feel as though I am different than most adrenal patients" Many... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Note: This is not the same as my last question. I have adrenal fatigue, advanced leaky gut and h pylori/gastritis. I cannot break down solid foods properly and I seem to be sensitive to everything. I cannot to betaine hcl due to h.pylori and... (more)

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by 1495 · about 1 hour ago

I'm not really looking for suggestions of how to feel better, but rather similar stories. I'd love to know who else is going through this, who has gone through it, the problems they had and how they healed and found balance. We are each... (more)

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BuildingaBetterHuman 0 · November 14, 2013 at 4:14 AM

Have also felt worse for periods because of things like cooking methods and food quality. One possible alternative for your hypothyroid medication is iodine supplementation or eating a lot more fish (fish oil doesn't count)

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

Hello! I've been on paleo for two months now. The reason why I started paleo is related to my health issues like mild fatigue and problems with digestion and gut. I have had adrenal fatigue and a little history of hypothyroid but about two months... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · August 25, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Sounds like you are doing a lot of things right. I notice you are taking an iron supplement...too much iron can result in several of your symptoms. You should be getting plenty from the meat already. Your language skills are fine. :-)... (more)

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by 181 · about 1 hour ago

Now that I have your attention. This lady seems to have an awful lot to say about this, and not good things either. It's a bit of a twist on the 'dark chocolate is healthy'... (more)

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Psyence 0 · August 16, 2013 at 2:28 PM

"With all that being said, I???m not saying that you should never indulge in raw cacao or chocolate." Just don't eat whole chocolate bars every day. "In my personal experience, it does not matter if it is organic processed chocolate, dark... (more)

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by 10 · about 1 hour ago

Hi I am a 35 year old female. I have been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, too low T3, too low DHEA, too low cortisol especially in the morning and too low progesterone and have been eating paleo (with no dairies) for a long time and I am still... (more)

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raydawg 0 · August 12, 2013 at 10:28 AM

You're already under a lot of stress, going on a very low carb diet is not a good idea at this time. Wait until your adrenals are healed first, as this will add further stress. Cortisol is the signal used to tell the liver to create glucose from... (more)

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by 121 · about 1 hour 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 65 · about 1 hour ago

Short medical / diet history: In 2002, I gained about 77 lbs in just six months (going from 163 -> 240) due to depression diagnosis and mirtazapine medication. Have been the same weight (+/- 20 lbs) ever since, about 100 lbs overweight (I'm... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 22, 2013 at 5:15 PM

Take licorice extract first thing in the morning. It's great for people with low cortisol because it conserves the cortisol your body does make. Here's the licorice I take - http://amzn.to/12Z432k One important thing about taking licorice -... (more)

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by 251 · about 1 hour ago

What are the pros and cons of BCAAs? I have adrenal fatigue and the only thing that helps after workouts to keep me going through the week used to be protein drinks, but I've stopped those and there are not really any good paleo protein mixes with... (more)

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raydawg 0 · July 10, 2013 at 5:07 PM

If you're consuming whole proteins from animal sources, you are getting BCAAs. They are just 4 of the spectrum of Amino Acids. If you eat meat, or have a whey protein shake, you're already getting BCAAs. So for example, you could just find clean... (more)

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by 251 · about 1 hour ago

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... (more)

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Bean 0 · May 30, 2013 at 6:47 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... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour 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 10 · about 1 hour ago

I've had dark circles under my eyes since I was a child, which made me conclude that it's probably a genetic thing and that there isn't much that I can do about it. However, they are not constantly there, I notice it changes a lot. For example:... (more)

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Eddie_B 0 · May 21, 2013 at 3:52 PM

I will second this by adding that I had dark circles my entire life until I gave up alcohol, and then got onto paleo. Also changing my lifestyle so I get to bed early and ensure a minimum of 8 hours sleep per night. This took a couple of years but... (more)

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by 1580 · about 1 hour ago

So, I am now experiencing secondary amenorrhea for the 3rd time in my life! 1st time was when I was 17 and went from 110 to 90 pounds in quite a short space of time. Periods returned when I gained back the weight. Amenorrhea for about 5... (more)

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by 5 · about 1 hour ago

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 80 · about 1 hour ago

I am exhausted upon waking (5am) and feel burnt-out every afternoon. Please hack my sleep! My hours at work changed last summer and I needed to start waking up at 5am instead of 6am for the opening shift. It didn't work out well. I???d get... (more)

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Lindsey_7 0 · February 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM

So, I really believe now it is the caffeine that's doing the damage. The last few weeks I know I overdosed as I was using it pre-workout/working out frequently and using it to cope with stress. At work I have the illusion of being 'pretty good'... (more)

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by 309 · about 1 hour ago

We all know that people who produce insufficient cortisol (possible adrenal fatigue/exhaustion) shouldn't make protein the biggest part of their meals. Since consuming protein triggers the release of cortisol (... (more)

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RK 0 · February 05, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Elisaar - I remember struggling with the same concept. I was using Cronometer to plan meals, and just trying to hit the standard 65% fat by cals was hard without going higher on protein. Here is one idea; this is a common breakfast for... (more)

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by 20 · about 1 hour ago

I am at a loss in trying to figure out how to identify whether my symptoms are diet related, thyroid or adrenal or potentially something else. I have to say it is almost impossible to figure this out and I have worked with all kinds of dr's of... (more)

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Lazza 0 · February 01, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Unless you are on a low carb diet for a reason, for example fighting SIBO, I agree with your doctor's suggestion. Your symptoms are so hypothyroid-like that I am shocked to see your thyroid seems to be functioning okay. It is likely you are... (more)

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