ykes I see, I see a typical adverse reaction to things we are supposed to do and we internally cant' agree Madl, this is a typical AB royalness reaction; stop doing things you can't go for em,better for you and perhaps if you feel it like a job, have an eye on something with which you feel good and you are able to accept als by your heart
This might be a complete stress response in fact of feeling this pressure......
Italybound, I feel like the list you posted has just put me on the road to figuring out something signifigant about my body!!!! Holy hanna...I'm just kind of stunned here. So there's a reason for all these things that seemed so random and unconnected? So there's a reason that I'm freezing everyday at 4 and exhausted most of the day and I can't remember what I had for dinner last night? Maybe I'm just jumping on the bandwagon...but really how can I see myself in all but 2 of the list and not have it be about something in particular? Honestly,I'm tempted not to look into it, I don't want to add one more wierd thing about myself to explain to other people.
hope_floats, please don't wait any longer to look into this. I too have all but 2 of these symptoms. I am in adrenal failure/exhaustion. Seriously, it is nothing to mess around with. I have read more than one place that it can lead to heart problems. Not to mention all the other things. And there are so many things, it'd make your head spin. Please check out the Adrenal Fatigue thread I posted in post# 23. I just put a bunch of info up last night. I'm going to try to put more up as I read the A/F book. For me, it just helped knowing there was a reason I was feeling all the ways/things I was feeling. There's help, so please reach out and get it. Please, please, please, DO NOT worry about what other people are thinking of you. Believe me, I'm sure there are people that are rolling their eyes because I am taking supps for this, or I avoid foods because of it or because of BTD. Truly I don't care, I don't apologize, I don't need to. In the end, who will be the most healthy? Me, the one paying attn to what I NEED, or them, the ones who are eating junk everyday or things that are causing havoc in their systems because it is fighting against nature, as in their blood type? I have been BTD'ing long enough to know for a fact, it won't be them. Since you have already started BTD'ing, you can quietly tweak your diet a bit to help your adrenals as well. No need to even mention it. I do urge you to get some testing done if you can afford it. If not, you'll have to do some experimenting on your own. Of course we will give suggestions if you want them. We are always here to help if we can. Hop on over to the Adrenal Fatigue thread!! Re: your being so cold all the time - have you had your thyroid checked, as in T3, T4 and TSH, NOT just TSH. Also are you eating your beneficial oils? Are you having hormonal issues? If so, getting your adrenals in shape is MOST important. You might also wanna hop over to the Maca thread. Here's the 'link': http://www.dadamo.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?b=GC,v=display,m=1166333770,s=0
And I noticed in your signature you wrote that you have a patient husband. You are already one step ahead of alot of people with that. Is he BTD'ing w/ you or at least supportive?
I say that you shouldn't do anything against your heart and your convictions...means also not in your business named work!!! This creates too much of tension and then feeling ambivalent about your behaviour of being wrong or right....that's the fact when we do feel *splitted*.... and this is the causa of a terrible stress response you are showing up right now- what others think that it might be adrenal fatigue hmmm we, us the royals and adrenal fatigue ....can't believe it
better like that
pst..pst...in my work it's called psychosomatic reaction .....
thanks isa i get it now i know i'm not happy at work but my husband keeps reminding me it is only 25 hours a week and the best part time pay in the area. i can come and go for my bike racing and don't have to worry about getting time off. most parttime jobs won't let someone take 4-5 days off numerous time in a summer. so it has some pluses, but i hate what i do. but i love the flexiblity. sigh... i need to find a job where i can work from home. dreaming here.... so i can stay stress free and germ free. i'm sick of getting sick. ahhh that would be nice!! anyway.... i'm not sold on the adrenal failure for me. i may be stressed but not that bad. i have no problems sleeping. i love to sleep. usually at least 10 hrs everyday. last week i slept for 11.5 hours two days. going to bed at 9pm and waking at 8:30 am. i excerise regularly. eat at the same times everyday. follow the blood type diet. i don't know i'm not convinced. but i will still research. can't wait to get my hair shipped off to isa for testing. i hope that brings some anwsers to my sinus drainage.
i know i'm not happy at work. i hate what i do. i'm not sold on the adrenal failure for me. i may be stressed but not that bad. i have no problems sleeping. i love to sleep. usually at least 10 hrs everyday. last week i slept for 11.5 hours two days. going to bed at 9pm and waking at 8:30 am.
mandi, I'm going to say a few things on this adrenal issue and then I'll let you mull it over on your own. 1.) You say you hate your job and what you do at your job. When you are in this kind of environment 25 hours a week, it can cause great stress. Been there, done that, tho I know you are you and I am I. Stress is a HUGE issue in AF. (adrenal fatigue). You also say - you feel better when stress is relieved, such as on a vacation. IMHO, this indicates high stress, indicating possible AF. You also say - decreased ability to handle stress. IMHO, another clue to AF. Throw in some nervousness here, and it is mounting.
2.)Difficulties getting up in the morning. This is a classic symptom of AF because the cortisol level is not as it should be. It is recommended to sleep at least 9.5 hours a night for AF. You sleep more than this, so you shouldn't be having problems getting up in the morning, in theory anyway. The fact that you are sleeping until 8:30 and still having trouble getting up in the morning is another clue. Your adrenals do their best repair work between 7-9 AM, so you are getting some of the best sleep (for repair's sake). Your cortisol levels should be at their highest at 8AM. You, theoretically, should be ready to rock and roll by 8:30 You say you love to sleep. We all need our sleep, but most people don't sleep 10 or 11 hours a day. IMHO this is a clue to something whether it be AF or not.
3.)You say you are sick of getting sick. This indicates your immune system is weak. How many times in your life you've taken antibiotics? How many time have you followed the antib's up w/ probiotics? Most people don't have a clue they need to do that and their drs dont/wont tell them. Me included. I've been working very hard to get the friendly bacteria in my intestines back to where it should be. Antib's are very very hard on our bodies. Most people don't know this either. That is not a derogatory statement, it just means we've never been told.
4.) You have hypoglycemia. This goes directly hand in hand w/ AF. Cortisol helps to stabilize your BS (blood sugar). If your BS is out of whack, your adrenals have to work extra hard to produce more cortisol to keep your BS where it should be. Hypoglycemia is another clue to AF.
5.)Feel better suddenly for a brief period after a meal. This is prob because your blood sugar is more leveled out, as it should be. Relating directly to your hypoglycemia.
6.) Dry and thin skin, unexplained hair loss, ethargy and lack of energy could be from low thyroid, which is directly related to AF.
7.) Mild depression and unable to remember things- for me def a sign of AF. Could also be from eating avoids.
8.) Reduced sex drive - directly related to your adrenals not producing these hormones.
italy...Schatzala this sounds similar to anemia = hairloss and thiny skin .... and we do have merely the same as O's bawahaa...... no probs with cortisol but catecholaminebreakdown ....and where are they build trallalalaaaa in my biggest time of working all day long and often also at night- I've tested for several times my cortisol...never a prob. here....but serotonin went down and I was ready for a fine burnout ...
italybound i really appreciate what you are doing! thank you! but this is a few thoughts of mine... 1. who doesnt feel feel better when stress is relieved such as a vacation? 2. who doesn't want to lay in bed and sleep in... this isn't everyday for me but it does happen. 3. i sleep a ton because i exercise a ton. i train very hard for my endurance mountain bike racing. sometimes 5-6 hr training rides that is solid ride time not including some stops i'm usually gone 7 hrs. this is like a job in itself. 4. ive never been tested for hypoglycemia but i do have symptoms-- my dad and grandmother have been diagnosed. sometimes i think this is from a fast metabolism
the other symptoms though i can't expain.
i always try to see both sides before i make up my mind.
again thank you for the article. i've read some and now i'm going to read more. please keep the comments coming, sometimes one is blind until their eyes are opened. thank you!
i always try to see both sides before i make up my mind.
As it should be.
Quoted from mandi
again thank you for the article. i've read some and now i'm going to read more.
IF your adrenals are an issue, I hope something in the article helps. Sometimes we just have to be reminded enough times to pay attention, as was the case w/ me and the AF book that MoDon recommended and the Lights Out book that resting recommended. Cheers!!
Quoted from mandi
please keep the comments coming, sometimes one is blind until their eyes are opened. thank you!