I'm a 24yo male,
I've had "adrenal fatigue" for 4 years now, and I'm at the very edge of total incapacity.
It started out feeling like a big jetlag (probably caused by the pot smoking in 2006-07), then I had to stop university, got a job and have been living with my parents since 2008 now.
Right now, it's like this monstrous, opaque fog in my mind - IMPOSSIBLE to wake up in the morning - even talking takes up soooooooooo much energy I feel like I shouldn't be talking. Extreme spaciness, sensitivity to lights, movements, sound...it feels like I'm dreaming when I drive my car, I feel like it's not me driving (as if in a video game or a dream).
I tried loads of medication. All the vitamins(A B C E), homeopathy, elements water (manganese, germanium etc...)...sports, waking up early and sleeping early...
Sound diet off refined carbs, sugar; eating loads of green, whole grains and high protein.
Tried Dr. Hulda Clark 's zapper and kidney/heart/liver cleanse, old Amich dewormer...
latest thing is kombucha tea (since December 25th 2010) and
NOTHING has ever helped even a tiny bit.
It keeps on getting worse and worse and worse.
I know my adrenals are overdriving because a doctor has shown it by study: through TMA (tissue mineral analysis), with some hair from the back of my head.
I work part-time from 1pm to 5:30pm, even that absolutely ANNIHILATES me. My mind is a complete blank, and I can't stop working because my dad just doesn't see the intensity of the fatigue and won't understand.
I've GOT to do something, I'm at the very edge of collapsing.
Pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase, someone, give me a hand. Please, please, please.
Also: my anxiety has gotten way worse now. My mouth and throat get all dried up, difficulty to talk, throat narrowing, sweaty hands.....when stressed.
My horrible migraines have stopped since this condition occured. (so summer 2006).
I've even been thinking, miserably, of ending it permanently...
thank you SO MUCH for reading,
God Bless you all...
24 hr saliva test is the first thing to be done. It's cool to get it done at least 4 times a year if you can afford it. Don't use Diagnose techs, they have inaccurate results lately. ZRT is cool. This is the base as to see were you are.
Yoe91. I usually don't post much at all these days, but I felt the calling to do so today. I recommend these below. Maybe something will resonate with you. I also had adrenal fatigue. Blessings..
1. The modality called 'Neurolink NIS (Neurological integration system)'. It can increase and fix seratonin and all other hormones automatically in the brain. Anything else in the body that is out of whack, too. This was my saving grace.
2. Buy organic Beef bones. Alternate with organic Chicken bones. They are cheap. Make a broth out of them.
Fill a a big pot with clean water, add beef bones with 2 splashes of apple cider vinegar. This helps draw the minerals out of the bones. Add lots of garlic, onions, parsley. Carrots and celery, too if you like. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3 hours. Take meat off bones, cut carrots and put back in soup. Don't miss the marrow. Drink at least 1-2 cups of this everyday. It is so good tasting and it will give you strength.
3. Green Pasture's Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil/High Vitamin Butter oil.
Take 1/2 teaspoon 3X, with your meals everyday.
9. Good Adrenal Article to read: http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/articles/treat1.php
"Therefore adrenal malfunction is a fat deficiency. So the first step is simple and logical: eat more fat, especially cholesterol–rich fats contained in animal meats, eggs, fish, especially butter, which also contain all of fat soluble vitamins A, D and E. The adrenals cannot make adrenal hormones out of cholesterol without vitamin A."
wow thanks a loooooooot all you people, I wasn't waiting for a response at least til tomorrow for sure !
And well, God bless you for that calling today haha...
There's so much research YET AGAIN to be done, and I'm nowhere near as positive or enthusiastic about them as just 2 months ago, but I still MUST...I can't give up now.
You say you "had adrenal fatigue"; you're actually back 100% ?! How long had you had it, and how long did it take for you to get better ?
Prescriptions ? nope, I just drink kombucha, and take loads of vitamins...
Has anyone heard of UT (urine therapy) ? Apparently it's healed some totally hopeless cases...yes, you...drink your own urine. Look into it though, it's my latest find...
I live in Doha (Qatar, Middle East), and the losers here DON'T HAVE 24h saliva tests, or at least are super hard to find...
And out of the tests, all I could find in the blood is my DHEAS level higher than average...
THANKS ILL CITIZENS OF THE WEB, you might very well save me !!
I've got to many stories to write, songs to record and philosophers to read to give up now...
I do urine therapy. If you apply it to your skin it helps boost your cortisol. I feel a nice calm after applying it and use it only when I'm getting ready to croak. I did drink it and my adrenals became dependent which wasn't good because I ended up in a crisis.
I have no tests to prove it but have been in enough major crashes to know when something boosts my cortisol levels.
I have drank it many times before without my adrenals becoming dependent, so you may do just fine. Just start out small and slow. As a matter of fact too much doesn't help but something like a shot glass full or 2 seems to be much really helpful.
Yes, my adrenals literally crashed in May 2007. I thought I would die. I was later diagnosed with PTSD in 2008. It has been a long painful battle back. I tried so many supplements and all the natural neurotransmitters, but nothing helped me. I saw 4 naturopaths, 2 homeopaths and 2 psychologists in all..
It wasn't until I started eating the whole foods in my list, and of course other good foods. The Neurolink NIS was really what gave me the breakthrough, and transported me in light speed time toward healing. The reason why it works so fast is because of the direct work on the brain. The brain controlls the whole body and body functions. My brain started making all the neurotransmitters on it's own, and my hormones became balanced. This only happened in July 2010. The meditation helped me learn new skills for dealing with stress which I cannot say enough of. Getting fat soluable Vitamins A and D were also key, as I was highly deficient. So, in all, all of those things helped me collectively get better within 4 months and it just slowly keeps getting better. It's pretty amazing, still to me.
I would not declare I am 100%, as I think that goal is too high for anyone.. What I can say is that I am functioning more and more like I did before my PTSD. Although I am far from perfect and still learning, the meditation helps me to learn to handle stress much better..not be so emotional and more objective, and know how to not let people suck energy from me(adrenals=energy). This is important for helping me never go backwards again. My moods are better too, AND.. I was able to go back to work after 4+ years of disability! I never thought that would ever happen. It still feels surreal.
Never stop believing that you can get well. This is also very key. Your body has an amazing abilility to regenerate itself given the right things. Also if you can, try not to resent or fight your illness.. It will work against you. Believe me. I learned some very valuable lessons and grew quite a lot from my illness. I would never have changed otherwise. Easy to say, for sure, when it's almost all over, but it really had it's purpose. So is this life..
By the way, I also tried Urine Therapy. I think that was in 2007. I did it for about 2-3 months,but never saw any results. I'm not sure how key it would be to cure your Adrenal Fatigue vs. taking Vitamins A and D.