Adrenal fatigue symptoms

It’s a far cry from our ancestors and their lives. Just think back 60 years when the Queen came to the throne, life was simpler.
There was perhaps one black and white TV in a house, the one’s with colour TV were rich!
The phone was, if you were lucky a shared party line so you had to check if it was being used first and it was so heavy that long phones calls wore your neck and hands out before your voice. Then again, maybe you had to walk for a while to reach the phone box, well the exercise did you good.
The games we played were out doors, with friends and normally involved running around, shouting loudly, jumping and crouching and getting out of breathe.

Pavement games not video games

A few scratches and scrapes were to be expected and our immune systems coped with mud pies and pond water. There were only 200,000 cars on the road, now it’s about 31 Million.


The busy streets.

Compare this to now and our fast paced life revolving around electrics, fast food, hectic life style and stress. I mean do people look happy any more?
Yet we have expected our bodies to evolve to cope with this new life style and unfortunately evolution does not happen that quickly.
So it’s time to think about a bit of your body that is constantly trying to play catch up until it falls over with its own form of exhaustion.

The Adrenal glands are just above your kidneys and give you the get up and go to see you through the day. They start working hours before you even think about getting up in the morning.  They produce stress hormones that with our life style now, compared to the 1950’s, means they have to work harder. So much in life stresses us out and our Adrenals have top work hard to produce the hormones to help us cope. Till we reach the point that they stop being able to produce all we need.
So the stressors we need to think about that our ancestors didn’t have are

  • sugar – anything sweet
  • fast living
  • processed food
  • refined starches like white bread.
  • enviromental toxin
  • even all the perfumes and lotions you put onto your body

It’s all just about balance, your body wants to do it’s best for you at all times and will – if you give it a break from hectic lifestyles and inconsidered choices.

So what are just some of the signs you could be heading for adrenal fatigue – here’s a great list from a web site

The 30 symptoms include, but are not limited to: 
1.  Excessive fatigue and exhaustion, chronic fatigue
2.  Non-refreshing sleep
3.  Sleep disturbance, insomnia
4.  Feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope
5.  Craving salty and/or sweet foods
6.   Sensitivity to light
7.   Low stamina and slow to recover from exercise
8.   Slow to recover from injury or illness
9.   Difficulty concentrating, brain fog
10. Poor digestion
11. Irritable bowel syndrome, IBS
12. Low immune function
13. Premenstrual syndrome
14. Menopause symptoms
15. Low blood pressure
16. Sensitivity to cold
17. Fearfulness
18. Allergies,
19. Frequent influenza
20. Arthritis
21. Anxiety
22. Irritability
23. Depression
24. Reduced memory
25. Low libido, sexual drive or interest
26. Lack of lust for life and/or food
27. Excess hunger
28. Low appetite
29. Panic/anxiety attacks
30. Irritability, impatience, quick to anger. – If quick to anger, the person will often tend to back down quickly if confronted.

As I said at the beginning, many of us live a fast life and we could be a bit run down and no more than that.

So give your adrenals a break and stay off sugar and processed food. Have a bit of time away from the rat race. Allow yourself time to relax. Stop at mealtimes, consider waht you are about to eat and appreciate it, slowly.

You may not have adrenal fatigue but your body will thank you for giving it a break.

Allow yourself time to heal.


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13 Responses to Adrenal fatigue symptoms

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  5. Vernon Cockroft says:

    Adrenal gland problems (or diseases) are settings that interfere with the normal operating of the adrenal glands.[1] They are characterized by adrenal insufficiencies, wherever there are deficiencies in the availability of steroids that are created by the adrenal glands[2]. Adrenal Gland dysfunction is rather prevalent in little animals which includes rabbits & guinea pigs. These folks may lead to hyperfunction or hypofunction, and it may be congenital or acquired. Adrenal gland issues are difficult to diagnose, but if remaining untreated, these folks are life threatening and can be quite deadly.’

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  9. Selena says:

    I was curious how adrenal fatigue is diagnosed, I am taking Ritalin for my ADHD and really don’t want to take this because its a narcotic and I’ve had past history of addiction to certain drugs. But my fatigue has been one of the main reasons for staying on this med. And everyday around exactly 4pm is my time of feeling completely drained. Its like I better have my day finished and everything done by that time. So I can be home and lay down. I have almost all of these dreadful symptoms. So curious on how this is tested.
    Thank you

    • recoveringme says:

      Hi there.
      Adrenal fatigue in the UK can only be tested by your Gp using a 24 hour test that requires a hospital stay so regretfully most Dr’s will not help with that request.
      There is a private option and it requires you to buy a kit. Do saliva samples and send the kit back to a lab for testing. I can supply the unformation on that if you wish.
      Having said that if you are showing all the symptoms and being in need of rest by 4pm is another classic one then why not just go with the changes you need in your life and see how they help. Let’s start with diet and supplements. Then current life style. Then where you want to be with your life.
      So let me know if you want the lab details and if course let’s start looking at your diet. Keep a diary for me for 4 days of exactly what you eat and drink and then send me a message either here or email at
      Happy to help

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