October 4, 2017 at 2:38 pm #13309jeremyParticipant
In the past I have had two minor bouts with adrenal fatigue (triggered by overexercising) lasting about 7-8 days. I didn’t know what it was at the time, but in this 3rd bout I am going through right now, I’ve done extensive research and everything leads to adrenal fatigue. Stage 2’ish or so.
But basic question is, in adrenal fatigue where the main catalyst is, or seems to be over exercise, is the recovery time any different than other catalysts, ie stress/anxiety/bad diet for long periods of time?
Or, is it that once you fall into any of the stages of adrenal fatigue by whatever means, it’s more or less the same time to full recovery?
Thank you!October 4, 2017 at 3:53 pm #13310AnnabelKeymaster
Tough question, but I would say that the recovery time is faster. It’s a lot easier to reverse the cause, because you can simply stop overtraining. Then your recovery can start immediately.
When it comes to things like stress and poor diet, it can take years to get on the right track. Some stressors (e.g. money, family) can be extremely persistent and difficult to manage or avoid.October 5, 2017 at 4:41 am #13311jeremyParticipant
Thanks Annabel. That is what I was thinking too. I have certainly made changes as if it were caused by stress; I have a family, bills, and a day job that I have a healthy amount of dislike for, :P.
I have quit coffee. Not fun going without, but not nearly as crappy as adrenal fatigue! Started deep breathing throughout the day and concentrating on getting better sleep.
Prayers and thoughts with everyone who has suffered for long periods of time. My heart goes out to you.December 24, 2017 at 3:52 pm #13899J.T.Participant
Just be very careful when you exercise. Ask me how I know. I have had to totally alter my work outs by toning it down a lot. I’m a weight lifter and used to do P-90X, warm up with 250 lbs. on the bench press, curl 60 lbs. dumbbells, doing 10 reps on all, and work out for about an hour. Well, that has all changed significantly. I work out for only 20-30 minutes with long rest periods between reps not to mention having reduced the amount of weight I lift. I listen to my body when It’s telling me I’m over doing it. I used to work out every other day. Now, maybe once to twice a week allowing for longer recovery and making sure I’m not feeling any set backs.
I gave myself 3 adrenal setbacks. One from working out to heavy. Second from having to push a car my friend couldn’t move. And third, by helping move a friend to his new house which required moving a gun safe up a flight of stairs. (That so sucked)
Stress, heavy physical exertion, stimulants (sugar, coffee) will all give you setbacks. FYI. It’s been 1-1/2 years since I quit coffee.
Just take it easy, listen to your body. Adrenal fatigue is a long road to recovery. Tone it down and take it easy. You will get there.December 24, 2017 at 3:55 pm #13900J.T.Participant
I forgot. Setback recovery will very depending on the extreme cause. It took me 6 months to recover from moving the car and 4 months from the safe. Both very heavy requiring a lot of energy.
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