Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal Fatigue Questions

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by 0 · about 11 hours 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 0 · about 11 hours ago

Female, 24 years old.SYMPTOMS:Amenorrhea - started getting periods every 2-3 months (for about a year), then entire loss of menstruation last September. Nothing since. IBS - IBS symptoms (inability to digest basically anything without pain, BMs... (more)

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coco_nutrition 0 · May 31, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Matt hit the nail on the head. Your energy intake is far less than needed for maintaining, regulating, and repairing your body. No periods or libido is a red flag -- it's your body's way of going in to "triage" mode. Since reproduction isn't a top... (more)

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by 0 · about 11 hours 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 11 hours 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 0 · about 11 hours 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 11 hours 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 11 hours 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 11 hours 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 384 · about 11 hours ago

I posted a few months ago about an incident of hypoglycemia (http://paleohacks.com/questions/219179/hypoglycemia-after-high-carbsugar-meals.html#axzz2lOjMSnIK) and since then, symptoms have been getting worse. I feel tired, thirsty, like i... (more)

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Bukowski 0 · November 27, 2013 at 12:35 PM

My recommendation is that you stop your low-carb Paleo ASAP and increase your carbs slowly. Goal is to fix the insulin resistance that sometimes develops on high-fat low-carb diet, which cause a carbohydrate intolerance due to excessive insulin... (more)

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by 1495 · about 12 hours 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 181 · about 12 hours 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 12 hours 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 1495 · about 12 hours ago

I tried to post this earlier - don't know why it didn't show up. I have stage 3 AF of the low cortisol kind. Almost everything I can find on AF is geared for people with high cortisol. Are the activity requirements different for someone with more... (more)

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by 5 · about 12 hours ago

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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Sabertooth 0 · August 19, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Have you had your gut examined for any rampaging problems? The feeling depressed/like you're dying inside seems either quite typical of gut damage(SIBO, gut dysbiosis, poor gut flora health...) or of a bad diet (ingesting bad foods), or of... (more)

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by 121 · about 12 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 251 · about 12 hours 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 0 · about 12 hours ago

I often have the idea of moving away from things, where I can be in a warm, sunny environment, and get all the sleep I need, and just live frugally off of savings. Anybody else? Obviously eat Paleo. I mean I have friends in real life, but... (more)

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Marie 0 · June 07, 2013 at 3:05 AM

I traveled all over Central and South America for two years after the Dot Bomb and can't recommend it enough!!! I spent $15K for two years and it was WELL worth it. You'll need to plan and save, but now is the time to do it. Interest rates will be... (more)

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by 251 · about 12 hours 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 12 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 10 · about 12 hours 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 10 · about 12 hours ago

I'm having a weird experience with vitamin c, which took me about a week to put together because it coincided with restarting the paleo diet(I was eating paleo for about two months, quit for a month and restarted about a week ago). I was fatigued... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · May 31, 2013 at 8:17 PM

I found this article interesting. Maybe it will be helpful to you. :) I think it suggests that fatigue from vitamin C is sometimes because your magnesium levels* are... (more)

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by 35 · about 12 hours ago

Hey guys, Over a year ago I was told I had stage 3 adrenal fatigue. I didn't do anything about it because I had to many other things messing me up. I'm not even sure I believe in it, all I know is I can't handle stress and it messes my health... (more)

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TheOriginalKaz 0 · March 03, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Consider phosphatidylserine, but research carefully the exact type and brand you'll be taking - to be used first thing in the morning typically. See my post in this... (more)

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by 80 · about 12 hours 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 12 hours 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 12 hours 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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