Seeking Adrenal Fatigue Doctor in Provo/Orem, UT or Utah County area
(Provo, UT, U.S.)
I am only 26 and have been experiencing deteriorating health over the last 5 or so years after a long period of some intense emotional traumas. After a long journey of misdiagnoses and aggravating inner questions as to why I consistently suffer with anxiety attacks, heart palpitations, endless fatigue and worsening metabolism, blood sugar and mental capacities, etc, I have come to realize the core issue of my problems is adrenal fatigue. Since this is primarily tailored to people who know what I'm talking about, I'm not going to go into detail about what adrenal fatigue is here, but you can read more about it if you'd like at http://www.adrenalfatigue.org/what-is-adrenal-fatigue
When I was told after my first diagnosis from a doctor at Utah Valley University that my only treatment for what I've learned is an extremely debilitating condition was to "learn to be someone who takes naps" I didn't realize there was any thing else I could do, or how ignorant of a comment that was- no offense to the doctor, she's wonderful, she just wasn't aware, as many many "normal" doctors aren't, of what adrenal fatigue is, how it works, what it does to the body, and how to treat it.
It wasn't until a year or two later, in the last few months in fact that I realized through a friend's testimony of her experience and journey with related issues and her referral to the website sttm.com- "Stop the Thyroid Madness" there are methods of treatment, and I decided that I cannot and WILL not settle for my ever-worsening health. I am taking it back!
So my intention for this post is I want to say this, (since I've seen the good my friend's sharing has done, so maybe mine can help someone else, and it is empowering to write it now for myself:) :
I want you to know that if you have adrenal fatigue, and you've been told you were "fine" or to "just take naps" or that there was nothing you could do, don't believe it and don't settle. TRUST IN YOURSELF. You're not going crazy- I can't say how many times I felt like I was!- you're not a wuss or lazy, tune into your symptoms and your experiences and you'll see this isn't YOU! YOU are truly dealing with a severely debilitating syndrome that makes life very very difficult. Especially if you have had it a long time and it's gotten severe.
But even if you feel at the end of your rope, know there is treatment out there and GO GET IT. Which brings me to my second point- I am trying to do that now, and while I haven't found my answers yet, I've read several accounts on sttm.com of different things working for different people from adaptogens and herbs to otc cortisol and so on and so forth. Does anyone out there have experience with what has worked best for them? And especially, does anyone know of any doctors in UT County that treat adrenal fatigue or have been treated? Maybe you can help me as I look for my answers.
And if you're just like me, also looking, then I hope my words helped in some way to comfort you, instill confidence, or motivate you to not stop till you find what you need to be healthy again! :)