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    Stimulants Are Bad News

    I'm feeling a little wiped out to relate my full story, but I developed adrenal fatigue as a result of stimulant abuse, only the stimulants I ingested were legal. For a period of eighteen years, I've been taking both caffeine pills and pseudoephedrine in substantial quantities...
    ZeroTheHero1967 ZeroTheHero1967 46-50, M Jul 25, 2012

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    Thank Goodness You Are All Out There!!

    I was starting to go nuts handling this on my own! Well trying to handle it. Can't handle much of anything at the moment. It all started in early Feb; got crook with what I thought was the flu but there weren't any sniffles or swollen glands.From there it degenerated into panic...
    Kernalfroggy Kernalfroggy 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12, 2013

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    Stage 3 - Disequilibrium

    I realize now that I've had problems with this my entire life. Right now I'm in a low end, recovering, wondering if anyone else has similar experience: Right now it's as if my glands have lost a lot of equilibrium. It seems I'm in a cycle. Every other day is good/bad. How? One...
    torquetoad torquetoad 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    Regency

    Hi all, I was diagnosed with afs about 6 weeks ago. So far it has utterly changed my life from being very active to extremely restricted. I am being looked after by my wonderful sister and her husband or I don't know what I should do. My symptoms vary from day to day, in...
    regency1 regency1 66-70 Dec 22, 2012

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    Adrenal Insufficieny In 7 Yr Old Daughter?

    Hi everyone, iam new to this board and have joined looking for some information and support. My daughter has been unwell for over a year and first started when she was extremely ill and was admitted to hospital with abnormal blood counts.At first they suspected she had leukemia...
    jotocro jotocro 36-40 2 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    I Have Adrenal Fatigue Too, I Am A Nurse And Want To Connect With Others With Adrenal Fatigue

    I have adrenal fatigue too, i am a nurse and want to connect with others with adrenal fatigue
    momcass momcass 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2013

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    In January I went to a naturopath

    after four months of unsuccessfully trying to drop 20 pounds I had gained despite eating mostly Paleo and doing mild exercise and get my body temperature above 97, and going to regular doctors did nothing. One at an urgent care clinic said my TSH was normal, and my general...
    Sara220 Sara220 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Soul Fatigue

    I too have suffered through the same experiences, for about 14 years. In the beginning I was young and naive. I though thought, "I'll go to the doctors, they'll fix me." Wrong. It was about 10 years before I even heard of adrenal fatigue. Since then I've been trying to find a...
    pdxtired pdxtired 31-35 4 Responses Oct 17, 2010

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    I Am Not An Lunatic, I Am Not Depressed But Something Is Wrong

    I believe I may have had weak adrenals since I was 15 because of severe emotional trauma, poor diet and ignorance of stress management. My health problems began 9 long years ago when I was traumatized by divorce, teenage son in trouble, death of a beloved friend, financial...
    garnett228 garnett228 56-60 4 Responses Nov 18, 2010

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    Brain Fog & Fatigue; Supplement Experiences

    I have been fatigued and somewhat spacey (brain fog) for several years. However, after about of pneumonia at the beginning of 2012 I seemed to really crash. After being treated with Z-Pack I began experiencing intense anxiety to the point I didn't think I would be able to...
    BrainFoggy BrainFoggy 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    Something Is Out Of Whack- How Do I Fix It?

    Hi, I just joined here- I am certain I have adrenal fatigue, all the symptoms fit. I have been reading Dr. Lam's website-  I think perhaps I have had AF for a long long time. I remember having some blood work done by a chiropractor when I was in High school and I don't remember...
    atdoodlebug atdoodlebug 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 15, 2011

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    Is This Adrenal Fatigue?

    Hello, Im pretty new to this forum but i'd like to add my symptoms. Tired through the day, no matter how much rest i get Brain Fog More energy later in the day Very sensitive to caffeine (feel edgey and anxious for days after) Always get sinus infection after cold! (I have 2...
    tiredben tiredben 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 3, 2011

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    Misunderstood!

    I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue several months ago. Since then I have read researched and eaten a lot differently. My symptoms were allergies got worse, anxiety, insomnia and sensitivity to noises and lights. I seem to fight the allergies the most. Fluid in my ears and...
    Littlelady43 Littlelady43 41-45, F 3 Responses May 16, 2013

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    Stage III Adrenal Exhaustion?

    Diagnosed with a severe activation of the HPA Axis in 2011. I made lifestyle changes and life was relatively fine until this past Christmas when I had to temporarily move back home with family before relocating out of state (which I was looking forward to.) After moving in with...
    missvmarie missvmarie 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Help, I Need A Diagnosis. I'm Not Sure If I Have Adrenal Fatigue.

    Hi all, I am still searching for a diagnosis for my condition, but have a strong feeling adrenal fatigue may have something to do with it. I'm seeking anyone who has similar symptoms to me, who knows what's wrong with them. I am in my 40's and since I was about 13 I've...
    artyharry artyharry 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    Burning Skin And Fatigue....

    Without getting into every detail, I started having burning sensations on my skin in the spring of 2002. I was in a very verbally abusive marriage (at that point, for 8 yrs) and 9/11 had really effected me 6 months earlier (my very first emotional breakdown ever). It started w...
    SherryDenice SherryDenice 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 2012

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    Going Bonkas!

    I have had a very colourful past and adoescence. The last 3 Years however have been spent bringing up my beautiful 3 year old son! I had a fairly traumatic labour and ending in a c-section. My son has only just started sleeping better so lots of sleepless nights! I also lost 5 1...
    saraeharding1978 saraeharding1978 31-35 1 Response Mar 19, 2013

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    Adrenal Fatigue... A Nightmare? Or A Blessing

    Hey everybody. Im Phil, 24 years old and have been dealing with what Im sure is adrenal fatigue/ adrenal burnout. Its tough to tell people you have something that is laughed at by most medical doctors. ..But I really believe adrenal / certain endocrine problems are very...
    markpl88 markpl88 26-30 3 Responses May 8, 2013

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    Although I have not been officially diagnosed,

    I am certain I have adrenal fatigue. I used to be insanely active. Even after I had my daughter, withing weeks I slowly started getting back to the old routine. I even incorporated my daughter into it. I would take a run in the early morning before my husband left for work, then...
    JustExhausted JustExhausted 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Adrenals Wisdom Teeth

    Hey guys just shared my full story but i have more specific question concerning wisdom teeth. My top left is comin in fast and just started to feel my gum swelling. IM going to see the dentist and i bet anything hes gonna tell me it needs to go. So i heard the removal procedure...
    Praav Praav 22-25 Sep 28, 2013

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    Am I Really Crazy!?

    9 years ago I lost my best friend to suicide I was only 17, I never addressed what I was feeling or the stress it put me through. Fast forward and now I am married with two children 3 and 1yr. About 9 months ago I had my first episode. Numbness in my arms, severe dizziness, total...
    dreamin85 dreamin85 26-30, F 1 Response May 31, 2012

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    Anyone Else Out There Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome?

    I have and have had adrenal fatigue syndrome since I was 14 I am now 24 almost 25 and I'm still in stage 3C. About 6 months ago I found out what adrenal fatigue was and that I have it from a local naturopathic doctor in CT. Since then I have read thousands of articles and...
    jsnyder05 jsnyder05 22-25 9 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    I Want To Feel Alive Again- Part 2

    Hi fellow adrenally fatigued friends. I first posted a few months ago when I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. Since then I have had my labs drawn and have gotten my results back and I wanted to share a little bit with whoever is interested. After my initial diagnosis I was...
    CareBear070911 CareBear070911 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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    I just took the online questionnaire at

    AdrenalFatigue.org. It said if the score is over 130, you have Severe Adrenal Fatigue. My score was 169. Reading the questions was like reading a story of the last 25 years of my life. Can it be corrected, or am I looking at the rest of my life being like the last 25 years?
    PinkChick888 PinkChick888 36-40, T May 4

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    Lesson Being Learned!

    Hello: I was so happy to discover this group online, absolutely NO ONE in my life understands and I have very little support for this. I will tell my story and hope that people don't fall asleep from boredom! I have endured extreme stress from infancy on. I have OCD and...
    pettysgirl pettysgirl 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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    My Crazy Life!!

    I work as a Radio Executive in Iowa, I have always been a very energetic, hyper type A personality. The last couple of years that has changed, I am always tired but can not sleep at night. I sweat terribly for no reason. I have severe tremors and I could go on and on with the...
    mrsspeedy48 mrsspeedy48 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    I Want To Feel Alive Again!

    I guess this has been a long time coming. After all of the reading I have done on adrenal fatigue this week, it would make complete sense that my body would suffer from this, and looking back over the years, I have probably had it for some time now, but just recently got pushed...
    CareBear070911 CareBear070911 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    In late September I was diagnosed with adrenal

    fatigue and a left over staph infection. At my worst point before I was diagnosed, I had dizzy spells multiple times a day. Every morning when I tried getting out of bed I would have to return because I was so dizzy. At work, the floor or cubicle walls would start moving and I...
    summergirl2009 summergirl2009 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Isocort Help!

    Im new here and man where to start.. Im pretty sure i have adrenal fatigue. I have all symptoms and they make me miserable. Im exhausted every day after 8 or more hours of sleep.My anxiety is always going. I cant concentrate on the simplest things. I feel just blah. i get hot...
    ashleylynn6 ashleylynn6 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 12, 2013

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    Could This Be My Issue?

    I have been having issues for about 2 yrs know, i have been dealing with vertigo likesymptoms about 1 wk after the influenza B strain. Was told it would go away in a week or so,it lasted for about 8-9 months really bad off and on. I was misdiagnosed with Meniere'sDisease,still...
    dhopkins dhopkins 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 19, 2013

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    How I Got My Life Back

    I've survived from adrenal fatigue and I hope my story will give some hope to people who are suffering with it. My adrenal fatigue was at its worst in 2008. When I collected all my symptoms to show them to a doctor, the list filled a whole page - on both sides. I couldn't sleep...
    Kulmala Kulmala 36-40 2 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    Earthing And Meditation Have Helped

    I am a 64 year old male and have fought adrenal fatigue since I was a teenager. I had blood poisoning as a small child which went systemic and I almost died. This along with parental units who were in a constant war when I was a child, set up the physiological basis for hyper...
    e4me e4me 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2012

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    Any One In U.K.

    Hi , Having done my own research and self testing I believe I have adrenal fatigue . Can anyone help me out with info on getting a proper diagnosis and treatment . Was considering taking dhea and Pregnalone supplements . Thanks , X
    cashmeredreams cashmeredreams 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2013

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    Quest For Health

    Hi this a story of a young man (me) 19 years old and found himself with no energy feeling sick and tired. Well i am now 21 its been just about 2 years since i first experienced this condition. Lets go back to 2 years ago. I wont go into too much detail of the other stressful...
    Praav Praav 22-25 2 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    Can Anyone Share Hopeful Info??

    Hi, my son has been diagnosed with stage 3 adrenal fatigue. He is 20 years old and a Division 1 athlete. This all started last Feb. when he was struck down by a gnarly virus, what occurred after was far more concerning. He had extreme fatigue unlike I have ever seen before...
    kk8888 kk8888 46-50 9 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    Stress...It'Ll Really Kill You. I Hope I Can Help Ease It.

    I started experiencing a lot of issues starting in December of 2012. I went to different doctors. They ran so many tests. Checked my thyroid, checked me for diabetes, checked my sex hormones. Finally, they labeled me as emotionally disturbed and prescribed me Wellbrutrin. Well...
    Nessa8930 Nessa8930 26-30, F 3 Responses May 15, 2013

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    Adrenal Nightmare

    Hi,  my name is Wendy  am 43 yrs old,  am married with 2 young girls, we live on acreage with milking cows, sheep   etc. Around 4-5 years ago I noticed that  I started to tire more easily, so to keep going I increased my caffeine intake and was able to keep going for some...
    baronesswendy baronesswendy 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 22, 2011

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    I Am In HELL!

    I have finally after almost 2 years been told I am heading or Adrenal Failure SEVERE Adrenal Fatigue I have no cortisol and no melatonin left in my system. I am type 2 diabetic I also have a growth on my pituitary gland. I am no longer able to function, I am in constant and...
    MartinosDarlin MartinosDarlin 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    Adrenal Fatigue

    Hi.  I am 57 years old and have been 'dragging' around for some time but had no idea what it was about.  I thought it was just my age or since I have suffer with a low back problem, I assumed it was from that.  It finally got so bad that   I honestly could not get out of my...
    cwpraisinJC cwpraisinJC 56-60 9 Responses Dec 29, 2011

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    Adrenal Hell

    Hey guys, I'm brand new to this website and I'm not really sure how this works. I've been suffering from adrenal exhaustion for years now and it is extremely difficult to have no one to talk to who understands what I go through. I'm at a low point in my life right now and could...
    Danielle32991 Danielle32991 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2013

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    My Body Finally Said No More After Years Of Stress And Worrying

    I think i actually already had adrenal fatigue (stages 1 or 2) for the past 3 and half years, but i interpreted the fatigue to aging. I am a 29 year old male but i figured that we all developed differently. My story is simple yet complicated. I grew up being an overweight child...
    Carlosa507 Carlosa507 26-30 6 Responses Jun 12, 2010

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    Not In My Head!

    Anybody get the tense gut feeling when the Doctor you are entrusting with health, tells you "Everything looks normal, lets try anti-depressants"?  You know there is something wrong inside your body not your head.  How many visits did you make to the Doctors...
    RebeccaB RebeccaB 36-40, F 13 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    Pituitary/Adrenal Diagnosis Help

    I am looking for some help in interpreting what exactly results mean. I am seeing a doctor in Boulder Colorado and due to the recent flooding he is going to be out for several weeks and I would like to get a basic idea of what I'm looking at. I had a base cortisol taken and then...
    Mags0131 Mags0131 31-35, F Sep 19, 2013

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    Still Struggeling ..

    First of all, I've had adrenal fatigue since I was born .. I didn't realize I had it until I was 15 years old .. At first, I began taking HC 30 mg per day .. It wasn't effective .. So I switched to Prednisolone 60 mg per day !! I was starting to feel a difference .. But I was...
    ayoubsss ayoubsss 22-25 1 Response Apr 24, 2013

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    Help!

    i am always scared to go out of my house and i always feel tired and depressed i dont want to go on anti-depressants but i dont want to continue my life like this....any advice
    lezir83 lezir83 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2013

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    Has Anyone Tried Dr James Wilson's Adrenal Fatigue Products?

    Hi there. I have recently become aware that I am most likely suffering from adrenal fatigue. I have just done saliva test for cortisol and DHEA.....am awaiting results. I would like to ask if there is anyone who has used Dr Wilsons products ?(author of 'Adrenal Fatigue-21st...
    junebuggy junebuggy 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 21, 2010

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    Adrenal Fatigue Changed My Life

    I just wanted to share my experience and relate to what others have gone through, and what is currently happening: (1 Paragraph is my adrenal life story, 2 Paragraph is Recovery and Current) Two years ago I weighed 185 pounds at the age of 18 at 5'11. I would occasionally Drink...
    MrDSolek MrDSolek 18-21, M Nov 30, 2013

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    I Am Recovering, But Slowly....

    Hello.  I'm 63 years old and have been tired for over 30 years.  As time went by, the tiredness turned to fatigue, a deeper and deeper fatigue.  Finally, a little over a year ago, the occasional "crashes" became one big crash, and the body just wouln't "go" anymore.  I had...
    lolk1 lolk1 61-65, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Adrenal Fatigue

    Just wanted to tell any of you that are suffering with 'the' symptoms, GET CHECKED. Don't wait like I did to find out that you are in such bad shape. Find a good doctor and read "Stop the Thyroid Maddness". It will help you to understand alot. I have both hypo and adrenal...
    cwpraisinJC cwpraisinJC 56-60 3 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Maybe someone can help.....About 10 years ago I had a spell that knocked me off my feet for 4 days.....migraine headache, severe fatigue, tired body, chills, severe brain fog...
    RDlynnette RDlynnette 51-55, F Jul 29

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    Made it to 11 am today before it set in. I hate it, it's taking over my life!'
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F Jul 23

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    I've wondered it for quite a while, I do suffer from Generalised Anxiety Disorder so there's a bit of me that think it's more than that than CFS. I tend to ache all over on a...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Jul 28

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    Every time I'm in the field playing.. I feel so much alive. Meeting friends and being able to play a sport that I love is amazing! Soccer is life🙌
    Tati329 Tati329 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30

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