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Is anyone suffering from adrenal fatigue? I was recently diagnosed with this and besides sleep/rest you ought to see the vitamins & minerals I’m supposed to take  to the tune of $100+/month (and in this economy)!! This doesn’t include the cost of meds that my insurance isn’t covering. I exercise regularly (generally 6 days a week)and have decent diet. Ayone with any suggestions?

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Fatigue, lethargy
Lack of energy in the mornings, and also in the afternoon between 3 and 5 pm
Often feel tired between 9 and 10 pm, but resist going to bed
Lightheadedness (including dizziness and fainting) when rising from a sitting or laying-down position
Lowered blood pressure and blood sugar
Difficulty concentrating or remembering (brain fog)
Consistently feeling unwell or difficulty recovering from infections
Craving either salty or sugary foods to keep going
Unexplained hair loss
Nausea
Alternating constipation and diarrhea
Mild depression
Decreased sex drive
Sleep difficulties
Unexplained pain in the upper back or neck
Increased symptoms of PMS for women – periods are heavy and then stop (or almost stop) on the 4th day, only to start flow again on the 5th or 6th day
Tendency to gain weight and inability to lose it – especially around the waist
High frequency of getting the flu and other respiratory diseases – plus a tendency for them to last longer than usual
All of these symptoms might be caused by an inability of your body to produce enough cortisol – the root cause of adrenal fatigue syndrome.  

Treatment a multi-vitamin or plenty of B vitamins, especially B-12.

Mine comes and goes.  It depends if it is priority.  I see a holistic chiropractor, that was how I was diagnosed.

Hope the above information helps.


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      Mz. Queen wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • What exactly does it do to you and what vitamins are being suggested for you to take.




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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • Yes ...my question too.  What is adrenal fatigue?  I’ve never heard of it.




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      Mz. Queen wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • I’m awestruck and have no idea how to encourage you. That’s a lot of stress for anyone let alone a woman. We have so much to do and I can’t imagine getting it done with all that going on inside.

      I’m praying for your wholeness.

      47nwiser




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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • Gosh I have a lot of those symptoms.  Maybe I should pick up some B-12.




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      Mary Clark wrote Mar 29, 2009
    • I use to get those a long time ago.  My mother in law can give them to me if I decide I want that....maybe I will.




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      Daffygirl wrote Mar 30, 2009
    • anniemaggie - I was diagnosed by a pharmacist oddly enough. My M.D. referred me to her for BHRT; while discussing my meds and health issues she thot I might be in adrenal fatigue and had me do a saliva test(yet I have very few symptoms - actually am hypertensive, have pretty good energy - the only two symptoms I suffer from are not sleeping well - or feeling like not at all - and cannot get rid of the “spare tire“). Interesting results - I have plenty of cortisol but no, nada, nyet, DHEA. Pharm said she’d never seen such results in 12 years of working w/BHRT.

      At breakfast and lunch I take a vitamin supplement consisting of B’s, C, E along w/some herbs I’ve never heard of. At bedtime I take a vitamin/mineral supplement A, D, B’s, iodine, magnesium, copper, selemium, manganese, chromium, molybednum, potassium and some other things I’ve never heard of. The brand is Biomatrix, which was recommended by the pharmacist—this is on top of the major multivitamin I take three times/day; cannot attest to meeting USP standards, altho I would presume they do since all came recommended by the pharm (or does she own stock in these companies????ohhhh). Of course, I’m also taking all the sex hormones (including testosterone) and she’s now added DHEA to the mix.

      Trying to keep all this striaght, not to mention the expense along w/rising prices on the necessities of life (like food, gas & utilities)is making me a bit crazy - just what I’m not supposed to have, more stress.

      While I would really like to feel better - the hormones and exercise have done wonders in that area - and be well, there does come a point where you have to wonder how much is too much. Why can’t I just use Nature Made vitamins (which I know are USP)at 1/3 the cost? Today is a frustration day - am simply feeling a bit overwhelmed with all this.

      Thank you all for the good thoughts and prayers.




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      Jenny09 wrote Apr 1, 2009
    • I was diagnosed with this almost 3 years ago. I did have
      to take supplements, and also got B 12 shots, and wkly iv’s b/c my body was not able to assimilate any vitamins. One weird test was taking the blood pressure in different positions. When I stood up it went down considerably. At its worst, I could hardly stand up, or sit. Not fun. I was terribly weak.
      I still am good on vitamins, but now get them from food because my body is working to process these. I do take Corvalen, which is a powder, and add it to juice every morning. It is a medical supplement that helps. It takes time, but follow the rules. One caution—when you have this you
      over produce cortisol and your body reacts afterwards by making you tired. Stress can be mental or physical. You may
      want to cut back a bit on exercise while repairing. (less time)




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      Daffygirl wrote Apr 1, 2009
    • Jenny,

      That’s the really weird part - my cortisol levels are within normal range, it’s the lack of DHEA she’s concerned about. Am faithfully taking the vitamins, just looking for a more cost effective alternative. I cleared the exercise with pharm - she thinks what I’m doing is okay since it’s speed walking and not running. I find I feel better when I put the time in; those days I miss I actually feel worse, both physically and mentally.

      What is Corvalen??




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