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Can adrenal insufficiency cause lightheadedness and fatigue?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause lightheadedness and fatigue?

Yes: However, there are many other causes of these symptoms so you would need testing to find out if it is your adrenals. 'adrenal fatigue' is not generally recognized by mainstream medicine and, i believe, is a real condition that unlike addison's disease, is not life threatening but can cause symptoms that can be very distressing. You would need to see an integrative or naturopathic physician. ...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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Anxiety spells, insomnia, headaches, fatigue and lack of concentration ?

Anxiety spells, insomnia, headaches, fatigue and lack of concentration ?

See a therapist.: It sounds like you do not feel good at all. Please see your physician to be sure something physical isn't going on to cause these symptoms then get a therapist to help you find out why you feel this way and ways to deal with it. ...Read more

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Can low serotonin cause anhedonia, chronic tiredness, and excess sleep?

Can low serotonin cause anhedonia, chronic tiredness, and excess sleep?

Yes: In some people , artificially reducing brain serotonin will induce a depression episode which can have all of the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause adrenal fatigue?

Can hypothyroidism cause adrenal fatigue?

NotProvenMedicalCond: AdrenalFatigue is not a proven medical condition . YourAdrenalGland makesHormonesOne of these hormones isCortisol which helps your body to deal with stressAccording to the theory put up by the alternative medicine specialists that when your life is full of stress adrenal gland may not make enough cortisol which may lead to variety symptoms. There is no scientific evidence HypothyroidismDoesNOT ...Read more

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Can adrenal fatigue cause constant lightheadedness?

Can adrenal fatigue cause constant lightheadedness?

It can but: In your age group, it is more likely to be anemia, low blood pressure, or low blood sugar. Try eating more often, avoiding sweets which can make your sugar drop. Try to drink enough fluids to keep your urine a pale yellow color (if its clear, that's too dilute, drink less) and try to get more protein in your diet. If not better with that in a week or two, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia include having anxiety and extreme fatigue?

Does fibromyalgia include having anxiety and extreme fatigue?

Yes: #fibromyalgia symptoms include anxiety ; fatigue. Some young fm females have transient panic attacks (racing heart, shortness breath ; feeling of doom). In these, oft a systolic heart murmur can be heard. In two that had echocardiograms, mitral valve prolapse discovered. Those with murmurs oft have benign joint hypermobility syndrome (per brighton criteria); i suspect inherited collagen disorder. ...Read more

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Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?

Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?

See below...: All the symptoms u describe are not uncommon with depressive disorders...Although more details are needed, to know for sure... I hope u are in psychotherapy working on the underlying emotional issues. I have seen many a client have their physical symptoms disappear as their depression lifted... Of course, a general physical work up with ur md is a good idea as well... Wishing you well! ...Read more

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Can brain fog, taccycardia, lightheadedness, weight loss, weakness and fatigue point to adrenal or pituitary problems?

Can brain fog, taccycardia, lightheadedness, weight loss, weakness and fatigue point to adrenal or pituitary problems?

Unlikely, but: There is no way over the internet to do diagnoses. Check w/your doctor. It should be easy to test for and resolve your questions. ...Read more

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Can adrenal fatigue cause low grade fever? Are progesterone and estrogen levels related to adrenalin and cortisol?

Can adrenal fatigue cause low grade fever? Are progesterone and estrogen levels related to adrenalin and cortisol?

Dubious diagnosis: "adrenal fatigue" is a pop diagnosis, not an evidence-based one. Since true addison[s isn't a febrile illness, this isn't either. I've wondered if the "subclinical addison's" claims might have something to them, but would urge you not to self-diagnose. The danger of self-diagnosis / treatment is missing another real emotional, situational or physical problem. Your doctor should work your temp up. ...Read more

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Low day and night cortisol levels, constant adrenaline feeling and increase in severe panic. Severe insomnia. Pheochromocytoma?

Low day and night cortisol levels, constant adrenaline feeling and increase in severe panic.  Severe insomnia.  Pheochromocytoma?

Unlikely but possibl: Pheochromocytoma is a very rare disorder that typically presents with severe high blood pressure, high heart rate, headaches, palpitations. Panic attacks can have very similar symptoms. You should do a 24 hr urine collection to check catecholamine levels, VMA, and metanephrines. ...Read more

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Are chronic fatigue and sleep apnea related?

Are chronic fatigue and sleep apnea related?

Apnea + fatigue: People with sleep apnea can be chronically fatigued, but not everyone with chronic fatigue has sleep apnea. Fatigue is a feeling of mental of physical exhaustion but is not the same as sleepiness. Sleepiness is the likelihood someone will fall asleep given the opportunity. You can be fatigued but not sleepy. Mention these symptoms to your physician so they can help you work through them. ...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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Can i exercise with adrenal fatigue?

Can i exercise with adrenal fatigue?

Exercising + Adrenal: Walking in nature or other meditative exercises help to decrease the body's stress response and call for cortisol. If a person has "adrenal fatigue", they have poor exercise recovery from extreme exertion, and that can delay healing. I always recommend avoid over-training if a person has impaired recovery from exercise or a suspicion of adrenal fatigue. ...Read more

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Can pheochromocytoma cause restlessness, sleep problems and brain fog among other symptoms?

Can pheochromocytoma cause restlessness, sleep problems and brain fog among other symptoms?

Rare happens rarely: The most common symptom of a pheo is high blood pressure; tho sometimes this even is not present. Classically pheo presents with headaches, sweating and rapid heart rate, but insomnia and restlessness can occur; I hesitate in using the word "common" w/ pheo, as most docs will go an entire career and never see a case. Other, more frequently seen conditions should be checked for first. ...Read more

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Can adrenal insufficiency cause mood swings accompanied by anxiety and pain in the chest?

Can adrenal insufficiency cause mood swings accompanied by anxiety and pain in the chest?

Chest pain?: The mood swings and anxiety are very commonly associated with adrenal and thyroid problems while chest pain may accompany the anxiety, it needs to be evaluated separately to rule out other causes including those related to the heart, lungs or stomach. ...Read more

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Extreme fatigue, weakness, respiratory issues, frequent thirst and urination, had iron deficiency but treated with infusions, mental fog. Suggestions?

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Extreme fatigue, weakness, respiratory issues, frequent thirst and urination, had iron deficiency but treated with infusions, mental fog. Suggestions?

Be checked & follow: The answer to this Q can not fit in a 400-letter space. However, something can be done to sort these related things of health concern out correctly if following instructions described in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html; then you can work closer and better with doc so to reach right diagnosis for right care. There is no magic in life and medicine; doctor does not cure but help. ...Read more

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What causes extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing?

What causes extreme lack of energy, daytime tiredness and difficulty focusing?

Multiple causes: There can be multiple causes, both medical and psychiatric, for this cluster of symptoms. I recommend that you begin evaluation with your primary care provider, where you are likely to start by ruling out common medical causes for theses symptoms such as anemia or hypothyroidism. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person 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