The last couple of years as you all know we have been going through Fertility treatments. I have also been going to the Chiropractor for awhile now and it has been really great. I have noticed changes in my body in many different aspects! I love it!
So last night I went into to my normal Chiro appointment and there was a sign up on their board that gave off a bunch of symptoms and said ‘if you have these let’s test your adrenals’
Most of the symptoms that were listed I had…so I felt compelled to check it out. I mean you never know right? So I went in and they did this Postural Low Blood Pressure test…sure enough my adrenals aren’t working. She said I was burned out basically. Adrenal Fatigue. At first I was kind of shocked and also like ‘what the hell is Adrenal Fatigue?? Amirite?! haha
Then it then dawned on me…now I get why I have been feeling the way I do! For the past about 3-4 years I have not been ME. I have had just problems, depression, weight gain, constant feeling of tired and so on. I found out that I have been dealing with a lot of emotional stress, so much so that it affected my adrenal glands. They then got burned out. Well adrenal glands are very important to your health! I actually didn’t know anything about what they were until last night! ha ha! Well they are vital to your wellbeing. They play a HUGE important role in producing hormones that we really need! (Especially during times of stress)
So to give you a very much summarized portion of what Adrenal Glands do here it is…They produce DHEA & other sex hormones, cortisol (controls sleep/waking cycle, suppress inflammation, help generate energy from non-carb foods). Now all of those are produced within the ‘Cortex’ of the Adrenal Gland. Inside the Cortex is the Medulla and that helps manage our response to stress. It secretes Stress Hormones basically and helps us stay alive under moments of trauma and danger. It also helps slow down our digestion, increase awareness and divert blood flow to important areas in your body like our brain and muscles. So needless to say..your Adrenal Glands are SUPER important for your body!
(Info from http://adrenalfatiguesolution.com/)
Moving on…it was time to take action! The Chiro recommended I take a supplement for the next month and then we test again to see how my levels are looking. It consists of Vitamin C, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B12, Niacin, Biotin, Zinc and a Proprietary Blend. It is this chewable supplement that totally reminds me of Flinstone Chewables! Ha ha Remember those?
As I got home from the Chiro…I started to wonder what were all the symptoms to Adrenal Fatigue? I ended up finding this amazing website: https://www.drlam.com/blog/75-signs-adrenal-fatigue-syndrome/1970/
This shows a bunch of signs you get when you have it…let me just jump into this. Below are the symptoms Dr. Lam tells us for Adrenal Fatigue..I seriously was SHOCKED at how many I had…
I was SHOCKED needless to say! As i looked more into I found what the #1 Cause is. EMOTIONAL STRESS. Well we all know I have been trying for a baby for about 3 years which is cause for tons of emotional stress. On top of that I have been dealing with some other issues within my life. It all came swooping at me. . .
So where do I go from here? Well time to get rid of that stress! Time to really take a hold of my life and focus. I have been for so long getting stressed out about everything and really unable to really handle the stress itself.
It is so interesting…This past year I have had a tough time sticking with any program, basically getting burnt out. I didn’t understand why but it all makes sense. My body was trying to tell me something. I just need a little extra vitamins, some meditation and breathing to help get me back to 100%. I plan to keep on with my Shakeology and I will still be doing my Piyo workout as they mentioned Yoga was really good for this! Woo! Just have to get on track and things will be better!
Who else has this? How did you deal with it? I would love to hear about what you went through!