Re: Adrenal Fatigue and thinking of killing myself
I have had adrenal problems since 18 and only recently discovered the what it was, at 49. I also have some issues with arsenic poisoning...from treated lumber. I'm convinced that candida toxins and the arsenic have me where I am now, but...There are ways to start recovering immediately from the adrenal fatigue.
"ithappens" has identical symptoms as I get, but I have had many more. When I got on Dr. James Wilson's protocol, (plus my doc. had me on 20mg. hydrocortisone), the glandular supplements were the purest that I'd used. Vitamin C with bioflavanoids is most necessary for the adrenal cascade. Definately read Wilson's book (www.adrenalfatigue.org). It is not about a drug or a potion, although some herbs can help regulate the adrenals.
Your glands and hormones are what run the systems of the body, along with the brain, with some glands being in the brain area. The largest amounts of vitamin C are found in the adrenal glands and in a certain area of the brain.
I was able to wean off of the hydrocortisone onto Himalayan Goji Juice, and when I'm in a "toxin-free" environment, I don't need the other supplements either. I do not want to diss the Noni, but the Himalayan Goji has worked much better for me. It is quite high in C and has rather miraculous polysaccharides, and the Himalayan is not pasteurized. I know someone who has rid cancer using it. Nutrition and cleansing are the essential. If your cortisol is not balanced, you will not rest well. You have to feed your adrenals the nutrition they need to manufacture the hormones. That is why people tend to enjoy greasy, salty snacks...French fries, chips...because the oils and salt make them feel better. Sugar
and caffeine with stimulate the adrenas, too, but not feed them, thus weakening them.
Do not eat fruits (high potassium) in the morning, but rather sodium. Low cortisol output causes lack of hypothalamus hormone that causes the kidneys to dump sodium. When your electrolytes become unbalanced, your energy will lag.
When you read the book, you will begin to understand what your adrenals want and how to fix them.
I have not had a saliva test, but my doctor told me that my adrenals were bad 7 years ago, and I have just used my symptoms to diagnose myself.
The only other thing that I did was to address canidiasis, which probably helped get me to this state of dysfunction. Many people with candidiasis end up with thyroid problems, as well. Cleansing has remedied my thyroid. Cleansing and colon cleansings will be a perpetual thing without the removal of all of the candida and reestablishing the health gut flora. After I was rid of candida, only then did I realized that all of my 101 symptoms were from this low adrenal syndrome.
The most important books that I have read are from:
You do not sound like you are anywhere as serious as I have been, and THERE ARE DEFINATE ANSWERS! Please read these books and you will not feel so tossed around and unsettled. Your adrenals are what help you cope with your emotions, and any stress will help to deplete them. The adrenals can even be damaged by major overloads and disease. That is why I stress mine being worse, because I have always had low adrenals since childhood...maybe from my mother, yet mine seem to be improving at age 53. Be encouraged and relax...and read.