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Reactive hypoglycemia due to adrenal fatigue. On low-glycemic diet (day 2).Craving for sugar+salty foods. Is it normal? How long it takes 2 recover fully?

Reactive hypoglycemia due to adrenal fatigue. On low-glycemic diet (day 2).Craving for sugar+salty foods. Is it normal? How long it takes 2 recover fully?

Complex problem: Adrenal fatique/insufficiency is rare, especially in your age group. Okay to ask your doc about adrenal replacement to help control these symptoms. Take friend/family with you to ask questions, understand your doc. Recovery will be related to replacement adrenal therapy. Be well. ...Read more

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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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How good will dr. Wilson's product be for mild adrenal fatigue? And how long will I have to take them?

How good will dr. Wilson's product be for mild adrenal fatigue? And how long will I have to take them?

Helpful, it depends: Dr. Wilson has several products; they all look good though I'm most impressed with the herbal adrenal support formula. But taking these alone won't cure it; adrenal fatigue is caused by chronic stress, both physical ; emotional, so a healthy diet, adequate rest, relaxation techniques ; dealing with other issues like food allergies, chronic infections ; hypothyroidism are all important components. ...Read more

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How long, if ever, does it take to clear up post Lyme syndrome? I also have adrenal fatigue. I'm on some different vitamins and immune strengtheners.

How long, if ever, does it take to clear up post Lyme syndrome? I also have adrenal fatigue. I'm on some different vitamins and immune strengtheners.

Unknown: Since you are very young, there is s good chance you will recover nicely. Sometimes your condition can be made worse by fungal nose infection, so ask your doc to check that with nasal swab cultures. Stay rested, eat well, do light exercise and stay positive ...Read more

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What do you need to do to recover from moderate adrenal fatigue. Need help, gaining too much weight. What do I do to fix it.?

What do you need to do to recover from moderate adrenal fatigue. Need help, gaining too much weight. What do I do to fix it.?

Hormonal Imbalance: You clearly have some hormonal problems. I would not be surprised if you have thyroid problems, estrogen and Progesterone problems and adrenal problems as these types of hormonal imbalances are interelated.
You need to see an md who is highly experienced in the management of functional hormonal and metabolic imbalances. In the meantime, aovid sugars and fried foods to reduce your edible stress. ...Read more

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Can childhood asthma come back from prolonged stress? Is adrenal fatigue possible? How to strengthen adrenals?

Can childhood asthma come back from prolonged stress? Is adrenal fatigue possible? How to strengthen adrenals?

Yes. No. GoodHabits?: Childhood asthma can come back, but if one is no longer a child, then it is just called asthma. The other way of looking at it is: the childhood asthma never completely left. Asthma symptoms come and go, so it's not surprising to come back. Adrenal Fatigue is a name some people use to describe some types of symptoms, but is not a real disorder. The symptoms are real; the "disorder" is not real. ...Read more

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Can adrenal fatigue be caused by over masturbation. I am exhausted from masturbating 20 times in one session. Will I ever recover?

Can adrenal fatigue be caused by over masturbation. I am exhausted from masturbating 20 times in one session. Will I ever recover?

No such thing: Hi. There is no such thing as "adrenal fatigue". No...such...thing. For a 64 year old woman, I admire your endurance for masturbating! But that will only give you a tender clitoris or make you have to replace the batteries...not cause a medical problem...even one that DOES NOT EXIST, like the bogus "adrenal fatigue". Now go for a PR and hit 21!!! ...Read more

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Can low thyroid+adrenal fatigue be treated in parallel? How much time (avg) needed to recover from mild adrenal fatigue? Suggest some helpful exercise.

Can low thyroid+adrenal fatigue be treated in parallel? How much time (avg) needed to recover from mild adrenal fatigue? Suggest some helpful exercise.

Sure they can: How long to recover depends on how severe your issues are. The most important treatment principle in recovering from adrenal fatigue is to manage stress. Get enough sleep. Meditate and do yoga. Moderate exercise, and in fact, moderation in all things is the key to recovering from adrenal fatigue. Avoid sugar, alcohol and coffee. It may take 6 months to a year. ...Read more

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I have adrenal fatigue from overdosing on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for years. Everytime I take it now, I get really bad symptoms, extremely dark brown?

I have adrenal fatigue from overdosing on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for years. Everytime I take it now, I get really bad symptoms, extremely dark brown?

No adrenal fatigue: There is no such disorder as adrenal fatigue. Why were you taking the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)? Adhd or recreationally? You really need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had recurring lightheadedness for over a year. All labs, ekg, BP normal. Naturopath suspected adrenal fatigue. Take supplement with no change.?

I have had recurring lightheadedness for over a year. All labs, ekg, BP normal. Naturopath suspected adrenal fatigue. Take supplement with no change.?

Surprised: I I'm not. By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. Be careful and watch your wallet. ...Read more

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My holistic doctor did a saliva cortisol test throughut the day. The results tell that I have adrenal fatigue. The doctor wants me to take adrenotone plus andphosphotidyleserine. Is it a good idea to take these?

My holistic doctor did a saliva cortisol test throughut the day. The results tell that I have adrenal fatigue. The doctor wants me to take adrenotone plus andphosphotidyleserine. Is it a good idea to take these?

Skeptical.: While promoted by various alternative medicine sites and "holistic" healers, adrenal fatigue isn't an accepted medical diagnosis. Keep a skeptical eye towards anything that sounds too good to be true - including supplements (especially if marketed by the doc). Supplements are largely unregulated - their purity and safety aren't tested. Most are useless. Common sense diet and exercise is best. ...Read more

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Elevated tsh, normal t4, no hypothyroid symptoms. Have recently quit caffeine / significantly reduced alcohol (in case it's adrenal fatigue). Is this likely to lower tsh? How long to see results?

Elevated tsh, normal t4, no hypothyroid symptoms. Have recently quit caffeine / significantly reduced alcohol (in case it's adrenal fatigue). Is this likely to lower tsh? How long to see results?

No: By definition, elevated TSH is hypothyroidism. T4 is not the active one, rather it is T3 and it is ft3 that is in fact the active hormone. T4 is converted to T3 in the periphery. I would have you check the T3 level and you may need synthroid (thyroxine) as well. Neither alcohol or caffeine has anything to do with the synthesis of TSH but alcohol is converted by body into energy ATP via acetyl coe-a. ...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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If you have adrenal fatigue, how does it affect your vision?

If you have adrenal fatigue, how does it affect your vision?

No such thing: Despite claims on the internet and in some publications, there is no such medical entity called "adrenal fatigue". The hormone foundation has a brief publication based on the endocrine society's statement on "adrenal fatigue". ...Read more

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Does vivitrol cause adrenal fatigue?

Does vivitrol cause adrenal fatigue?

No: Adrenal fatigue is a fabrication, nothing causes it, it does not exist. ...Read more

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How can you diagnose adrenal fatigue/hypoadrenia?

How can you diagnose adrenal fatigue/hypoadrenia?

ACTH test: 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. Fatigue could be hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose adrenal fatigue / hypoadrenia?

How do you diagnose adrenal fatigue / hypoadrenia?

See a medical doctor: These terms are not true medical conditions, they are marketing terms used by 'alternative' medical practitioners, usually to convince you to purchase unnecessary medical tests and treatments which do little for you. Adrenal insufficiency is the correct medical term for underactive adrenals, and specific testing should be arranged by your doctor if that diagnosis is being considered. ...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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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 is the best herb or supplement for adrenal fatigue?

What is the best herb or supplement for adrenal fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue?: Never heard of this term. Can you please be more specific. ...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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What diet is best for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

What diet is best for adrenal fatigue and hypothyroidism?

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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Is it possible to have adrenal fatigue without thyroid issues?

Is it possible to have adrenal fatigue without thyroid issues?

Multifactorial: Adrenal fatigue is a multifactorial consequence of hormonal, immune system and nervous system dysfunction resulting from genetic predispositions and dietary and environmental insults. These factors stress your adrenal glands beyond their ability to respond and dysfunction occurs poor diet, suboptimal sleep, food and other allergies contribute. ...Read more

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What are the best supplement instead of cortisol for adrenal fatigue?

May not need it: Adrenal fatigue is often a fake diagnosis.
The adrenal makes cortisol and adrenaline, 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, and not by measuring just one blood or saliva level. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What is adrenal fatigue?

What is adrenal fatigue?

Underperformance: This is not a medical term. I think you are probably talking about adrenal insufficiency. This basically means that the adrenal gland is not producing enough of the hormones and chemicals that it should. Reasons include severe life-threatening stress, hemorrhage into the glands, withdrawal from taking other steroids, or tumor infiltration. Fortunately the adrenal hormones can be replaced. ...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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How do you cure adrenal fatigue?

How do you cure adrenal fatigue?

Not a disease: "Adrenal fatigue" is not a true medical disorder. It is a "diagnosis" made by alternative doctors for people with nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, dizziness, difficulty concentrating. Salivary cortisol levels are typically done, but the results have no medically validity. "Adrenal insufficiency" is a rare medical disorder that should only be diagnosed by an endocrinologist ...Read more

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How to deal with adrenal fatigue?

How to deal with adrenal fatigue?

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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How do you correct adrenal fatigue?

How do you correct adrenal fatigue?

Lifestyle changes: The recommended treatments are: stop smoking, stop alcohol & drugs, start an exercise program, eat healthy foods, follow daily routine for sleeping and waking. Keep in mind the endocrine society and the hormone foundation do not recognize adrenal fatigue as a medical condition because there is current no biochemical test to prove/confirm this diagnosis. Adrenal insufficiency is recognized, however. ...Read more