has anyone had any experience dealing with this correlation? in my ongoing battle to save my life i have come to the tentative conclusion that i have adrenal fatigue in addition to my IBS and auto-immune issues. here's the observational data:
i am "good" when i fast for as long as possible. the problems happen when i ingest food of any kind, in any ratio, i have experimented with everything. raw/cooked, veggie/animal, etc etc.
during this leangains-ish style fast i drink lots of water, sea salt, l-glutamine, vitamin c, TMG, and many PHD and Kruse recommended supplements as well as a bit of coconut oil and stronger-faster-healthier brand fish oil for the fat soluble supplements. obviously the missing ingredients are protein and amino acids and glucose.
i "diagnosed" the adrenal fatigue because back in june i seriously injured my back and was given a 10-day taper of prednisone, and saw a sports chiropractor and exercise rehab specialist. (i was also seeing an acupuncturist 3x a week even before this injury)
i recovered and by august i was feeling better than i had in ten years. i was eating in an 8 hour window, wild-caught non-bpa canned salmon primarily with some grass fed red meat, spinach, some safe starches, coconut oil, and my usual deluge of supplements. i should mention that i have been taking tons of supplements for a long time and never experienced this level of health and energy.
i hadn't correlated this to the prednisone back in june, but once i moved apartments in september and caught a common cold due to the increased stress... well let's just say this common cold spiraled into all my old symptoms times ten (peeling sometimes itchy skin on feet, IBS pain, bloating, diarrhea, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, brain fog, depression, no libido).
and i'm still not better, in fact i'm as bad as ever. My IBS is insane. the only way i'm being this articulate is because i'm fasting right now (hour 15).
since prednisone increases energy but suppresses the immune system, i'm correlating all of this right now. sorry if this post is hella long but i wanted to give as much data as possible.
Prednisone is so not good for you. I have ulcerated colitis caused by c. Diff. I had to have my colon completely removed. I still have problems with Underactive thyroid and adrenal fatigue. I eat fermented foods with give you beneficial bacteria and enzymes to break down my food. I carb shift. Every 3-5 days I'll eat some nuts or some fruit. Other than that it is meat, cultured dairy, veggies, and fermented foods. I feel better. I also started drinking this stuff called Karlovy vary(Carlsbad) thermal spring salt. Supposed to be almost like human plasma. Another thing to take into account is your liver and kidneys. You will feel horrible if these aren't in good working order. My kidneys get double the work because of my lack of colon and I can easily get a uti only drinking green teas. So if I start to feel bad a do a course of grapefruit seed extract, goldenseal root, and if I have a uti meadowsweet. You take a ton of supplements like I do. It is a heavy load for your liver and kidneys. You may need to detox and add fermented foods to feel better. One sure way to know your body isnt eliminating properly is things like eczema and psoriasis which I have and will become horrible if I need a detox.
I'm sorry to hear about your back. Hang in there!! Have you tried isocort or hydrocortisone orally? I entirely concur with ASHley on Prednisone. PRednisone is a synthetic pharmaceutical entity and can cause in fact dysregulation, devastation, havoc on the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-gonad axis much like synthetic birth control and progestins have been known to do. I have metal issues and it is a catch 22 -- you need a healthy gut to eliminated metals yet metals prevent a healthy gut...
My thoughts: Gotta burn the candles as best one can on both ends until once side bests itself...
"i "diagnosed" the adrenal fatigue because back in june i seriously injured my back and was given a 10-day taper of prednisone, and saw a sports chiropractor and exercise rehab specialist. (i was also seeing an acupuncturist 3x a week even before this injury)
i recovered and by august i was feeling better than i had in ten years."
Go back to the people that got you to this point and continue to work with them to improve your health. Obviously what you were doing at this time was working.
IBS should have gone better on Paleo, for most people it did. Are you sure it's not a parasite or C.Diff that create your IBS problems? I'd have that tested properly, because diet doesn't help much with these organisms (they're mutated to eat everything that falls into the gut, not just carbs).
BTW, are you strict Paleo?
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