Burned out!

by Skywalker

I'm a 43 yr old male that has always been very active. Played multiple sports my entire life and until my bout with Adrenal Burnout was training and doing multiple Spartan races in a weekend. I was in the best shape of my life just over a year ago, then a perfect storm happened.
I got Lyme disease. I had the bullseye tick bite show up after a few days of feeling terrible. I went and got the test and sure enough it was positive. I started the regime of antibiotics and went on with life. I felt much better after a few days and went back to training...HARD. I'm talking about intense crossfit style workouts. I noticed that the training was becoming harder and harder to recover from. I was ok doing the workouts but after them I just seemed to feel symptoms of fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness...the whole spectrum. A few weeks later I contracted the flu. I never had the flu before and it put me in bed for a week. It drained me and although I recovered in about 2 weeks I never recovered fully. I tried to work out and it only made me feel worse. A few weeks later after an intense workout I crashed hard. Went to the ER on two occasions because I thought I was dying. Multiple tests showed nothing. In fact Dr's thought I was full of crap because I was the picture of health for a man of my age. Months went by and test after test showed very little issues with my blood work. Cortisol was low but not too bad, and so was DHEA and Aldostorone. I started seeing a Naturalpath and she was great, and confirmed that I was indeed in Stage 3 of Adrenal Exhaustion. She put me on a bunch of supplements to heal my adrenals, changed my diet and stressed the importance of sleeping better and at first I thought they were working. Suddenly the supplements began to work against me and make me feel worse. Now I am stuck between not taking the supplements at all or sticking with the program. Every day is a battle. Over a year ago I could run a mile in under 6 minutes and now I can't even walk a mile without sitting down to rest. I need some alternatives to supplementation or need to know if I should just keep on sticking with the program. Thanks in advance for your advice!

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Mar 15, 2019
Adrenal Fatigue Recovery Group on FB NEW
by: Anonymous

I feel your pain and understand your frustation. The reverse affect of the supplements is part of the healing. Your adrenals are so low you cannot take supplements like a healed person would. You have to do trial and error. You will notice over time you will be able to take more and more, but during your healing you have to take it easy.

If you want a support group based on THOUSANDS of people getting the help and support they need join this group on Facebook: Adrenal Fatigue and Thyroid Care. They have a VAST library of recommendations based on real people's experiences on the path to getting well. What to test for, how to get testing done yourself, what supplements to take. Help with your lab results -- what it is indicating -- Its a LIFE saver. I'm one year into my recovery after being diagnosed with severe adrenal fatigue and having this group has saved me. Everyone on there is there for support and to support others.

Nov 16, 2017
Try different supplements NEW
by: Anonymous

Burned out. I have just started on organic bovine glandular supplement. I have had the worst 20 years anyone could have. Suffered post tramatic stress disorder. Worked, raised kids and got my husband through the ordeal we were dealt. Have only now worked out what my symptoms meant. Good luck. This supplement is making alot of difference compared to naturalpath tablets.

Oct 09, 2017
How are you NEW
by: Paul

Hey man, how are you doing now? I have a similar story as an athlete. I never lacked any energy, ran 4 miles per day and played basketball all the time...until I got mono ten years ago...the mono passed fairly fast, but since that time I've had waves of chronic fatigue that have been unbearable.
Do you reccomend any naturopaths in Pa?

Sep 25, 2017
Kinesiology NEW
by: Anonymous

I go to a naturalpath that is skilled in kinesiology. It makes all the difference because as your body heals it needs different supplements. A Natural path who uses kinesiology easily knows what your body needs as it changes with healing. They aren't stuck on one plan. A common comment from my natural path is, 'oh your body doesn't need this anymore, it's asking for this now.' I go every six weeks and she adjusts my supplements. It's rarely the same. I know I'm getting better and this is working so I have great faith in kinesiology now. Another benefit is that they don't have to use expensive test to see how you're doing. It's much more affordable.

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