- February 12, 2017 at 4:57 am #10476
Hi there. I’m new to all of this.
I suffered from a burn out in august 2016, and the result was (only) mental fatigue.
I’ve tested myself and I’m in mid-stage to advanced adrenal fatigue.
Now to my main question.. Is it possible to treat mental fatigue? And if I recover from adrenal fatigue will that mean I’ll recover from my mental fatigue? Or is it two completely different things?
I’m from Europe where adrenal fatigue is more of a ”made-up-issue”, so I don’t got a lot of information available.
Thanks for your time.
/JFebruary 12, 2017 at 5:49 am #10477
Adrenal fatigue (often known as HPA Axis Dysfunction) is usually inseparable from mental fatigue. There is a very strong connection between your mental state and your physical health. For example, adrenal fatigue is usually caused by stress, which leads to chronically elevated cortisol levels.
Fawne wrote about this here: https://adrenalfatiguesolution.com/mind-and-body/
Addressing your stress is the first step in recovering from adrenal fatigue. The mental fatigue, or the tired, foggy feeling that you have, will also disappear as your general energy levels increase.
Have you tried any specific therapies yet? How do you know that you have mid-stage adrenal fatigue? And what do you think caused it?
I suffered from Adrenal Fatigue, and I'm here to help as many people as I can! (Note that I'm not a doctor!)February 12, 2017 at 6:20 am #10478
Thanks alot for your reply, I appriciate it.
And yes, I suffer from brainfog which makes it hard for me to understand, and my English isn’t that well. (I’m 18)
”is usually inseparable from mental fatigue.” I didn’t understand this completely, my English isn’t so advanced. Does it means that it’s very common or that it’s something everyone that suffers from adrenal fatigue has?
And no, I haven’t really tried anything yet. But I did get my adrenals tested (mid-stage- to advanced adrenal fatigue)
I’m just tired mentally, if my head would keep up with me I could easily go for a run or two. I’m currently looking for options to get my health back.
I believe severe stress caused my situation, I lost a few family members during a short period of time, I had top grades, I would exercise daily, I had an intense work, I also ended up in a bad relationship. Everything suddenly went wrong at once.
So there was a lot of things going on in a way to fast speed. And they say experience comes with age, and I guess I didn’t understand how dangerous it was to keep stressing without making up time for recovering. I had to learn it the hard way.
Again, thank you so much for your time. I’ll try to keep up with this as quick as I can manage.February 12, 2017 at 6:29 am #10479
Bereavements, work stress, and studying are common causes of emotional stress and adrenal fatigue.
People used to say “I’m just burned out,” or “I just need to get some sleep.” The reality is that this is not necessarily something that can be fixed by simply sleeping a couple of extra hours. There is much more that you can do in terms to lowering your stress levels, boosting your nutrition, making lifestyle changes, and taking the right supplements.
As you say, this is something you learn when you get older. We just can’t manage the same stress levels as we did when we were younger!
I suffered from Adrenal Fatigue, and I'm here to help as many people as I can! (Note that I'm not a doctor!)
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