Adrenal fatigue and healing it
I feel like I have had this for years but it got really bad 2 years ago when I moved countries and the stress of this really hurt my adrenals. I have good allergies too which I didn't really know about till I started having bad reactions to some foods like MSG was the worst one and highly concentrated tomato sauces, preservatives, possibly gluten and milk too. I've recently learnt allergic reactions can really stress your adrenals. Before moving to France I lived in UK and I was a big partyer and every weekend would binge drink and stay out dancing all night. I also did jobs which were performance based which meant I was always working on a rush of adrenaline. So I have battered my adrenal glands for most of my life. I am 32 now. I loved chocolate and sugar and potatoes and carbs too. I also was a vegetarian for many years which I've also now realized probably did a lot of harm to my body.
I have had many symptoms and been to a few doctors in France and in UK had many blood tests and scans of different areas of my body and they found nothing abnormal but I knew I was not well and not like my normal self even though I had been getting worse and worse as years went on. Anyway I have self diagnosed myself and started eating a high protein whole foods kind of diet. I eat no refined carbs no sugar no alcohol no caffine and no other stimulants even spices as sometimes I feel my back hurt after eating. My adrenals are very sensitive and if I am stressed my back will inflame around my right adrenal gland and will ache. When I didn't know what was wrong my gland felt like it grew in size and was in pain for months but no doctor knew what it was.
There is hope for all of us I believe but we must all care and listen to our own bodies. I eat 3 hot cooked meals a day at the moment for instance turkey with broccoli and green beans for breakfast. Steak with some homemade sweet potatoe fries and peas and for dinner piece of fish with steamed yellow carrots and cauliflower. I also sometimes have a goats yogurt snack at 10.30am and again before I go to bed. The most important thing I've learnt is to keep your blood sugar as stable as possible. I have tried taking adaptogens herbs some seem to be really good like holy basil and ashwaganha but sometimes adaptogens can be too stimulating and your glands need rest really than to be stimulated but we are all different and so I would never rule those herbs out. At the moment I have started taking a whole glandular just 80mg in the morning starting slow and seeing how it goes. I have also started taking dr. Wilson's adrenal rebuilder just one a day so far starting slow to let my body see how it feels with it for the first week or 2. Has anyone else had much experience with adrenal glandulars and the adrenal rebuilder supplement I'm talking about?
It's been such a depressing journey not feeling like anyone understands but I know there is something very wrong with me but I am grateful for who I am in trusting myself and my feelings as I feel so much better following what I think I should do to recover and the Internet has been way more helpful than any doctor has been. I would like to try acupuncture soon too so hopefully I can keep you lot informed on my progress.
Does anyone else have bad allergic reactions to foods and how do you help yourself when your having the reaction and also to stop it happening? I have read that when your adrenals are healed all allergys go away because it's the fact that your adrenals can't counteract with cortisol the histamine and inflammation in your body??
Thanks for listening and I'm sending all of you healing. We are not alone.