Adrenal Fatigue Recovery Phase I
I've had adrenal issues since high school brought on by birth control pills. When menopause hit, my life literally stopped. Spent several years looking for the answer. Unfortunately, many former ER and the like docs prescribe hormone replacement like candy and I was over-dosed on hormones which created stage 8 (the worst) of adrenal fatigue (Diagnosis Tech 4 pt saliva test).
I am into this 8 months now. It will probably take 2.5 years, maybe a little less to fully recover.
I have the full gambit of symptoms: fatigue, insomnia, reactions to food, drinks, supplements, lotion, everything. It took several months for me to heal enough to take enough supplements to help with energy and to do drink alkaline water. Even the water caused dizziness and fatigue. So the fact that I can now drink the water, take most of the adrenal supplements needed and get an energy spurt in the a.m. is good.
I absolutely do not feel like doing anything, but its better than 8 months ago, when I didn't want to live and couldn't see my future.
Unfortunately I am dealing with this along with hormones imbalances and thyroid issues which are only exacerbated by the AF. None of it is going to work like it should because the adrenals and insulin regulate it all.
Oh yes, I also have insulin resistance which is another energy stealer and contributes to the brain fog from AF.
I have a great doc. We just can't speed up AF healing. You MUST do everything to help it get there. Eat right, supplementation, REST and find out where you are by doing the 4pt saliva test by ZRT or Diagnos-Tech (the one I recommend). I also recommend the Facebook group: Adrenal Fatigue and Thyroid care. They saved me from going out of my mind while I am healing. I thought I would never recover, but slowly I am. They have a vast library of resource materials to read to help you help yourself and even help your doctor to help you. I highly recommend this group. They even help you interpret your labs.
I hope this helps. You can always contact me here if you have questions. I will check in again in a few months.