View Full Version : Has anyone heard of "adrenal fatigue"?
09-30-2004, 10:43 AM
It's a term I saw just yesterday in the paper. It describes a condition of fatigue caused by overworking of the adrenal glands through long-term stress. Other symptoms include lowered immune system, difficulty with sleep, digestive problems. It is not chronic fatigue syndrome. It's a new term, and someone called it the 21st century disease because of all the stresses we're put through. I'm skeptical about this, but at the same time, I've been through a lot these past few years and suffer from fatigue etc. Anyone heard of this?
09-30-2004, 11:06 AM
Yes, definitely. I even know someone (via another bulletin board) who has it. She is hypothyroid and trying to lose weight, but wasn't having much luck even with medication. Her doctor started treating her for adrenal fatigue and she is now losing weight successfully.
09-30-2004, 06:15 PM
I was about to post about the "gleep", a condition that I have been suffering from off and on this year-- extreme exhaustion, head aches and nausea. My physical came back completely normal, but I have had many a week when I just don't feel normal. After seeing this post, I checked out a few web sites and I think gleep may actually be adrenal fatigue! I've been working very hard to eat well, exercise, rest and cut down stress, but I think 20 years of working in such a high stress industry is starting to take its toll. . .
09-30-2004, 06:17 PM
Here's some info from the web-site at work:
09-30-2004, 07:53 PM
I feel fatigued all the time. I can sleep for 9 hours and still wake up dog tired. I know I have fibromyalgia. My doctor wants me to see a rheumatologist to get checked out more thoroughly because of my fatigue. My appointment isn't until December. Right after my oofarectomy, I felt really good and had a lot of energy. I'm wondering if my hormones were correct for once. I'm getting them tested this month.
I've had my thyroid tested at least 10 times and its always normal. I've had the extended tests, too.
I just want to do normal things without feeling wiped out. I'm not trying to run a marathon. I just want to cook dinner and clean up without feeling like I got hit with the flu. :rolleyes:
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