I have been diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. Anyone else battled this? What protocol did you use for recovery and how did it turn out?
I would be curious to know how you were diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. As far as I am aware it isn't a condition which is recognised by doctors unless you have complete adrenal insufficiency i.e. Addisons disease.
Functional medical doctors tend to look at it like a spectrum, you can have decreased output but still have output. I have seen many medical doctors argue about the diagnosis of 'adrenal fatigue'.
It could depend on steps taken, for example a functional medical practitioner may 'diagnose' you with probable adrenal fatigue from a questionnaire without looking at hormone levels.
If you have had a hormonal test like a salivary Adrenal Stress Index (ASI) test you will have figures for cortisol output. If this is the case then post your numbers up and you should get more specific advice. I know that "The Matrix" comes on here and offers very helpful advice without addressing things in an isolated manner.
The reason numbers and diagnosis method is important is because you could have an inverse cortisol pattern i.e., low in the morning and high in the evening, low cortisol output throughout the day or be completely flatlined. One of which is much more severe and methods used to treat it will be different.
I have tested my ASI before and have worked to restore adrenals after feeling like I had some milder form of adrenal fatigue and have had varying success, hence the reason for more detail being needed.
I hope this is helpful.
Can some one go into detail about cfs is?
Do not go gentle into that good night...Rage! Rage! against the dying of the light!!
how does one develope it
If im feeling run down, rest and good food is a must. Relaxation techniques, such as breathing, taking walks at a park or getting massages ( drink pleny of water after words ), really help me. A detox program, or just eliminating certain foods and drinks help and so does a proper mind set.
To help prevent this from happening again, regular moderate excercise and stretching. Or a relaxing vacation ( if you can afford it ).
Supplement wise I like-
Endoamp max- a cortisol reducing supplement and all natural
Bcaa's- taken regularly reduces cortisol
B complex vitamin- helps to rebuild and support the nervous system
Anti-oxidants- reduces free radicals that destroy cells ( Vitaberry, one of the best supplements for an antioxidant source, even when on a low carb lifestyle )
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There is no universally accepted notion of how someone gets CFS. There are some commonalities. Usually there are two camps, someone gets it and after one or two years it sort of goes away, and the other camp gets it and it seemingly never goes away. Other commonalities that people usually get a flu like illness and that seems to be the beginnings of it.
Recent research suggest there might be a viral component to it. The suffers of CFS are hoping and praying that a source or cause can be discovered, as it might lead to treatment.
The really really hard thing it that there currently is no biological marker to confirm that somebody has it...there is still discrimination from folk who think it is psychological. It was once primarily seen as a psychological-based illness. This is almost completely gone now. The gold standard is if this virus being studied or some other biological mark is found to accurately diagnoses people.
It is, pardon the French, a mother****er for those folks who have it.
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