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I am having a hormonal imbalance or adrenal fatigue w/major insomnia. What will help me sleep. Open to herbs. Seen several md's without much luck.?

I am having a hormonal imbalance or adrenal fatigue w/major insomnia. What will help me sleep. Open to herbs. Seen several md's without much luck.?

Sleep Specialist: If you have seen several md's without much luck with your insomnia, it is probably time to see a sleep specialist, who can prescribe a sleep study to better define your insomnia so it can be treated more effectively, . ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Haglund
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Adrenal Fatigue (Definition)

Adrenal fatigue is not a recognized diagnosis in science based medicine. Although inconsistent with our understanding of adrenal physiology, the theory is that the adrenal glands "wear out" after a prolonged stress leading to fatigue. There is no evidence or reason to believe this occurs. When the adrenals are damaged or fail in conditions such as addison's disease -- ...Read more


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What to do for adrenal fatigue?

What to do for adrenal fatigue?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue?

See below: Adrenal fatigue is not a medically recongized entitiy. It serves as a catch-all term for nonmedical practitioners. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have adrenal fatigue?

How to determine if I have adrenal fatigue?

See endocrinologist: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both of which are stress hormones. People who are stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. This is usually not true. Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test, not by simply measuring a random blood/saliva level. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Are there any helpful tips in managing adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal Fatigue: Adrenal fatigue often leads to chronic fatigue syndrome, so it is very important to treat it. The most important treatment is lifestyle. Specifically, avoid overuse of stimulants since that puts more strain on the adrenals, increase your vitamin C, decrease your stress level, avoid overexercising, go to bed at a consistent time, maintain steady blood sugar, and consider using adaptogens. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as adrenal fatigue and if so how would you know if you have it?

Is there such thing as adrenal fatigue and if so how would you know if you have it?

Not really: Adrenal fatigue is not a recognized condition. There are no validated criteria to diagnose it, nor proven treatments. Adrenal insufficiency is a rare serious condition for which we have diagnostic criteria. However most fatigued people don't have adrenal insufficiency. ...Read more

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Is adrenal fatigue treatable?

Is adrenal fatigue treatable?

Feed your adrenals : Cortisol - as are all corticosteroids is derived from cholesterol. Studies have shown that a high saurated fat, low polyunsaturated fat diet will increase corticosteroid levels. Also supplementation with pregnenolone will increase ability of your adrenals to make cortisol, progesterone, estrogen, testosterone and other corticoids. Reduce all forms of stress. Get sleep and sunlight. ...Read more

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Adrenal fatigue syndrome, treatment?

Adrenal fatigue syndrome, treatment?

Many possibilities.: There are innumerable medical, nutritional and emotional conditions that include being tired as a symptom. These range from simple issues to those far more complex. A good checkup and blood testing would be a good starting point. If you're embarking on a regimen for adrenal fatigue, just make sure the diagnosis is accurate and the work up is complete. ...Read more

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Is adrenal fatigue pupil test always true?

Is adrenal fatigue pupil test always true?

worthless test: Even in complete adrenal failure (addisions disease) I am unaware of this sign. I would place no reliability on this sign. "adrenal fatigue" is a fake diagnosis, and this is a fake sign that tries to trick you into thinking you have something. Elsewhere on healthtap, there are many answers to the question of adrenal fatigue by many doctors. ...Read more

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Are there any supplements for adrenal fatigue?

Are there any supplements for adrenal fatigue?

Formal testing: Only by performing formal dynamic adrenal stimulation (so called acth stimulation test) that a full assessment of the adrenal-pituitary axis be assessed and be determined if cortisol (or its equivalent) supplementation is needed. The is no medical literature to date to support the notion that use of adrenal "by product" remedies (available over the counter with no prescription) are helpful. ...Read more

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How can I deal with adrenal fatigue while pregnant?

Fatigue or insuff: Adrenal insufficiency is a very serious disorder and as mentioned by dr. Powers needs to be managed by a specialist. Adrenal fatigue is a diagnosis that is very controversial in the medical field and many doctors do not consider to be an actual disease. Before taking anything for it during pregnancy, you should discuss with your OB or endocrinologist first. ...Read more

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Could there be a good supplement for adrenal fatigue?

Could there be a good supplement for adrenal fatigue?

Not really: The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, both of which are stress hormones. People who are stressed out and having trouble coping are sometimes persuaded that it’s the adrenal’s fault. This is usually not true. Poor adrenal function is determined by an acth (cotrosyn) stim test. See an endocrinologist if you have concerns. You don't need a supplement, just healthy living and stress reduction. ...Read more

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Does Lexapro (escitalopram) aggravate adrenal fatigue?

Does Lexapro (escitalopram) aggravate adrenal fatigue?

No - such - thing.: "Adrenal fatigue" is a nonexistent condition that "holistic" doctors trot out to describe common symptoms that many people have who are depressed, anxious, stressed, etc. Those whom the quacks diagnose with this usually have NO problem whatsoever with their adrenal gland function, despite whatever bogus non-approved test is done--typically a saliva cortisol test--that is supposedly "abnormal." ...Read more

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What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and CFS?

What is the difference between adrenal fatigue and CFS?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /CORTISOL /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. While work up is under way. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com TSH is elevated in HYPOTHYROIDISM. CORTISOL IS LOW IN ADRENAL DEFICIENCY. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue and what is treatment?

What are symptoms of adrenal fatigue and what is treatment?

Fatigue/ Body Aches: Very debatable condition. Mainstream medicine recognizes adrenal failure, but debates that varying degrees of adrenal fatigue exist as those in cam suggest. Cam suggest that chronic stress causes varying degree of adrenal dysfunction. They suggest a hypothyroid patient that gets worse with thyroid treatment may indicate adrenal problem. No approved treatment. Cam suggests neutraceutical support. ...Read more

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Can elevated CRP ever have anything to do with adrenal fatigue?

Can elevated CRP ever have anything to do with adrenal fatigue?

Other issues: Your CRP indicates presence of inflammation some where in the body. It could be in your liver due to Hep C. There are effective treatments that cure most people of this infection. Adrenal fatigue is not a recognized clinical entity. Please consult your doctor for Hep C treatment. ...Read more

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Could you please describe healthful treatment for adrenal fatigue?

Could you please describe healthful treatment for adrenal fatigue?

Doesn't exist: There is no medical disorder such as adrenal fatigue. It is an internet myth that does not exist. Find something else to blame your symptoms on. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Boland
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Difficulty Sleeping (Definition)

Many women complain that they have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant. Try not to eat just before bedtime. Consider taking a warm bath at bedtime to help you relax. As your abdomen gets bigger, you may want to lie on your side with a pillow under your abdomen and a pillow between ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more