I was confirmed to have advanced adrenal fatigue by my ND about 6 months ago, and it's been quite a struggle trying to figure out what is causing it.
This is something I've been battling for the past 3-4 years or so, but recently it's advanced to a stage where I can't work or do much of anything physical at all. My symptoms include:
Headaches, Sleeplessness, Irratibility, Sore neck and neck muscles, Weakness, Dizziness, Blurred Vision, bloating (and many others) * note: strangely enough I have minimal amount of digestion issues besides gas/bloating *
I eat healthy and I don't have a very high amount of stress in my life at ALL at this point. My wife has been exceptionally sweet and patient, my family has been supportive and even work has been understanding.
I've been off Glueten, Fructose, and Dairy for weeks with no effect.
Recently I did The Master Cleanse
(Lemonade with Cayenne Pepper and Maple Syrup) for 8 days until a fairly severe allergic reaction to something weakened my body so much that I had to stop. (sneezing, runny eyes, itchy nose etc)
The next day I eased out of the cleanse with orange juice and then soup because my body needed some real food. It wasn't 24 hours before I experienced what could only be described as severe withdrawal symptoms (being a former drug addict I know what they feel like). I had a fever for several hours and in the morning (which is today) I had a splitting headache.
All of this seemed to happen after I kept putting more and more cayenne pepper in my Lemonade. ( i was trying to put in the 1/10th teaspoon they recommended )
I have a few questions about this.
1) have you ever heard of someone having withdrawal symptoms after the Master cleanse?
2) Is it possible my severe adrenal fatigue is caused by a sensitivity to cayenne? (or nightshades which i do eat a lot of)
3) Considering how advanced my adrenal fatigue is and my age (29), what could be burdening my body this much if not food? I can't imagine any enviromental issues and I have an expensive air filtration system
I am just really discouraged and trying to keep my head up and figure this thing out. Something is slowly killing me and yet my blood work is absolutely perfect.
thanks in advance.