Adrenal Fatigue is a Real Thing

Last week I received a notice from the library that a book I had requested was available for pick up. It’s been a long time since I requested a book. So long I had no idea what it was that was waiting for me. It turns out it is very timely.

Adrenal FatigueWay back in November, when my husband was away and I was single-parenting on top of all of the rest of my responsibilities, I had a small breakdown. In trying to find out why I was having such a difficult time dealing with what was logically a small thing. My boys are old enough now to be a huge help, and yet I was experiencing anxiety and crying. A lot.

My friend’s mom, Kaimana Wolff, also known as Eva van Loon, had written a book many years ago called Thyroid Resurrection. I had ordered it some time before, when I found out I was experiencing hypothyroidism. I hadn’t read it yet, though. Around the time of the breakdown, though, something told me it was time to read it.

Between that book and my previous thyroid research, I knew that the thyroid was part of the endocrine system, and therefore connected to the adrenals. When one part of that system experiences a disruption, all the other parts are affected as well. In other words, adrenal fatigue and hypothyroid are connected.

So I started looking into adrenal fatigue, and realized that a lot of the symptoms described my experiences. And somewhere along my research, I requested the book Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome from the library.

Adrenal FatigueI just started reading it, and it fits. I’m tired, even after a good night’s sleep, more irritable than normal, and it takes me a really long time to recover from any added stress, among other symptoms.

To be fair, I’ve brought some of this on myself. I push myself really hard. And I don’t give myself enough down time.

I’m only a little ways into the book. I’m really looking forward to reading the recommendations on how to recover, and more importantly – feeling better!

If you feel any of these symptoms, I recommend learning about adrenal fatigue. It’s a real thing, and it affects more people than you think!



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4 Responses

  1. Maybe that’s what is going on with me! I’m sluggish despite vitamins and exercise. I sleep plenty but rarely feel rested. And I work a lot. On my business and spiritual community. Is there a retreat for this, cuz I could sure use one! Than you for sharing!

  2. Thank you for this Mary, and I have always had a concern about why I still felt fatigued, even after a good night’s rest, or how I would feel even more drained after physical activity, but could this also be related to something else that I have recently learned about, being a Highly sensitive person? It actually explains how certain people take in more stimulation than others due to having a higher awareness, which drains us more, so we need more recovery time.

  3. It’s always worth checking into. And I’m finding out you can make a lot of little changes to help!

  4. We need to take a break together!