adrenal fatigue and alcohol?

by 77338 · May 30, 2013 3:25 PM

I'm looking for anyone out there with same problems who found a solution. I have all the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. About a month ago I went caffeine free and it's been making a big difference. However, I'm 23 years old and I used to drink a lot and enjoy it, but for about three years I can't handle one beer. It makes me be feel really bad to have just one. I'm so f*ing frustrated that I can't drink. In reality, you can't find normal people who don't at least drink a little! And I have to remain sober becuase things become impossible for me when I drink just a tad! Anyone have a solution that isn't he the usual paleo advice?

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15070 · August 27, 2011 3:46 AM

I agree about the wine... also, maybe once you straighten out your adrenal issues you'll be able to drink in moderation, though I haven't had a beer in about 5 years. Wine is a great substitute, and you can also try a Nor-Cal margarita perhaps.

251 · May 30, 2013 3:25 PM

I realize this is an old post, but I was curious as to how you're feeling now and if you're able to drink again? I myself also have adrenal fatigue and I've done a LOT of research on my own and I believe I have a gluten sensitivity as well. I used to drink energy drinks, bourbon & coke, and any kind of beer ALL the time. I've now been caffiene free for 5 months and I'm STILL having a hard time keeping my head up. Apparently gluten-free is the way to go because it seems to be the ONLY thing to help. Lean meats, fruits, and veggies for me. It's nice to know that I'm not an alien and the only one out there with adrenal fatigue. Basically just self-acceptance helps to realize that it's not the end of the world, and drinking will have to cease for a while.

733 · August 30, 2011 3:18 PM

Since you only mention beer specifically, you may have a sensitivity to the gluten. Do you drink anything else, or are you strictly a "beer man"? I used to drink mainly beer before going paleo, but now find that it really bothers me. Instant bloat, burping, indigestion feeling, and a negative effect on my mood that I don't notice with wine/tequila etc. I've had gluten-free beer before but am not a huge fan of the feeling, which I imagine is because most of them are made from similar grains that can cause gluten-esque problems.

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