I started to tell you a bit about my experience with Adrenal Fatigue in Untangling the Weight Gain and Weight Loss Web. I wanted to share more but for some reason, I have a really difficult time putting my experience with Adrenal Fatigue into words and I think it is because that time in my life feels like a big cloudy, groggy blur.
I found this blog that does a great job of explaining adrenal fatigue: https://adrenalfatigue.org/what-is-adrenal-fatigue/
When my Adrenal Fatigue was at it’s worse, I had more symptoms than I could name off the top of my head! They included:
Low blood pressure
Inability to concentrate or focus
Difficulty waking in the AM
Overuse of caffeine (thus my Diet Pepsi addiction)
Numbness in fingers (poor circulation)
Sensitivity to noises and background noise
Unexplained weight gain
And this strange wired but tired feeling. Have you ever felt it? It’s kind of like being overtired – all of the time!
If you promise not to tell my Husband I am admitting to this, I will admit, I was very irritable.
I am thankful to say my adrenal fatigue is in a much better place today than it was back then. I have done several things to treat it. I take supplements, use lavender essential oils, practice relaxation breaths and yoga, take a few Epson salt baths a week, and I have adjusted my diet and have taken the foods that don’t resonate with my body out of my diet. The lavender essential oil and Epson salt can be found in Tanya’s Treasures.
Having said and done all of that, I can still feel my adrenals over firing a few times a day. When this happens I tend to feel overwhelmed, irritable and like it is all but impossible to focus. When this happens, I practice deep breathing exercises and use lavender essential oils and it helps!
I would love to be able to tell you my Adrenal Fatigue is cured and give you six easy steps to cure yours but I’m still a work in progress.
I did find this great blog with 15 tips to be kind to your adrenals https://www.mommypotamus.com/adrenal-fatigue-treatment/
A blogger friend of mine, Christy Cegleski, who is much farther in her Adrenal Fatigue Recovery will be sharing her story in the next few days.
For now, please be kind to your adrenals!