July 13, 2015 at 6:30 am #3445VicejabParticipant
I landed on this amazing site and thought I wanted to share my story.
First of all I’m from the Netherlands (sorry for my bad english).
I am 19 years of age. Male.
My story of adrenal fatigue started in march/april 2014.
I thought i was down with a cold or something and boom there was it. I felt so tired, while all my cold/flu symptoms had long gone. allong te weeks I was so nervous and had a lot of anxiety, even anxiety attacks during my meetings.
It felt like my body was upsidedown, all weird symptoms, not as it used to be.
after a few weeks I went to de Docter. Like in our village. we did a wide blood test.
The result of this test was all good, everything was perfectly in order. except for my thyroid.
the thyroids value was 5,9 (normal 1-3,5).
My docter gave me thyrax and i should take those. after a few months using thyrax my blood value’s of the thyrax were all good so i thought it must be fine but i still felt ridiculously tired all te time.
I have walked till may 2015 with te thought of not knowing what’s wrong with me. and that is so terrible. I stopped with my soccer. i saw friends going out all weekend and i was sitting home all the time.
They all said it was psycological i had to move on, just tell yourself you are not tired. lol. yea. like that’s going to work.
so then i started surfing on the internet to find a solution and discoverd that i never experienced the symptopms of hypothyroidism. so i looked further and i found adrenal fatigue. and that makes lots of sense.
I am 19, already in my 3th year of my college,doing projects with ridiculous deadlines. i study with extra classes for extra credits, i played soccer 3/4 times a week. going out al weekend twice till 5.
It was just to much. and the one thing what made it all clear is the fact that adrenal fatigue is slowering my thyroid.
now i am feeling better , still not as good as i was , but i am getting there.
I stopped my medication of my thyroid and the value’s are just fine!
I have a summer holiday till september. got nothing on my mind, nothing to do. time to recover fully this holiday. sleeping 8-9 hours a day, eating lots of fruits and vegetables, doing mediation one a day and just relaxing.
This is my story , leave your thoughts:).July 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm #3452Fawne HansenKeymaster
Thanks so much for sharing your story. The thyroid and adrenal glands are actually very closely linked, so often weakened adrenals (and HPA axis) are confused with hypothyroidism, and vice versa. That’s why testing adrenal function AND thyroid function is always a great idea.
Anyway, it sounds like you’re on the right track! Enough rest and a healthy diet can solve all kinds of health problems. And the meditation that you are doing is likely helping to reduce the stress that you were suffering from.
Just make sure that you have a plan for when you restart school. Keep your exercise to a reasonable amount, reduce your study load where possible, manage your time better, continue to eat well. The temptation will be to revert back to your old habits, but just try to remember how good you are feeling now, and you’ll be OK.
FawneAugust 10, 2015 at 7:01 am #3669VicejabParticipant
I Wanted to give you an update.
i already feel better again then a few weeks ago. sure i have my good days and my bad days but a lot more good days nowadays.
I found a youtube video of one mr John Bergman who explains everything like you and it makes so much sense! a slow thyroid is just a normal reaction of the body dealing with stress. if the adrenals are taking over the thyroid is doing a step back. and then the fact that i used hypothyroidsm medication for 10 months. wich might have had an opposite reaction. everything is connected.
I blend and juice a shake once a day with fruits and veggies. sometimes i ad this ashwaganda and take a vitamin b-complex.
I stopped doing my little weightlifting workouts and stopped drinking alcohol.
just taking it slow.
i also spent lots of days on the beach with my friend and doing al sorts of crazy stuff and just feeling fine!
just an update, love your site!August 12, 2015 at 3:45 pm #3686Fawne HansenKeymaster
It sounds like you’re on the right track! Thanks for the update. Glad you’re feeling better 🙂
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