Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Adrenal Fatigue - Do you feel like you are old before your time?

So you may have read about my Gluten Free issues but that is only a piece of my large iceberg of issues.
Last year my naturopath Chiropractor sent me to a wonderful Female M.D. specialist because of my hormone issues and thyroid issues.
By then I was 38, working a solid 50 hours or more a week but that is normal for me and usually tolerated it well.  Also my job is really very stressful, but I had tolerated well.  But a year before that things started piling on my back.  I could not let anything slide off of me.  I picked up every bodies bad attitudes and took them on as my own.  I cried all the time, if I wasn't mad as hell.  Very long story short, I was progesterone deficient.  So I started a prescription progesterone therapy and did great for a while, until they took me off of it cold turkey because they said I was receiving WAY TOO Much progesterone.

I literally crashed into a Brick Wall.  I drove to my Chiropractors office because after being off of the Progesterone for 2 weeks I was ready to end my life.  I simply couldn't take it anymore.  I knew that I had to get help and I knew she would tell me what to do.  I walked in without an appointment and begged to just speak to her, which they let me do.  As soon as she got in the room I told her I was worried that I was going crazy, I was so depressed I couldn't think straight.  I'd been reading scripture with no help.  I'd been singing my favorite spiritual songs with no help.  My mind was taking over.  Thank God for her.  First she hugged me and let me cry.  Then she started working on me.  She gave me some Progesterone Cream to use because I obviously still needed it.  She got me some blood tests and got me an appointment with this other amazing Dr.  (Oh, by the way, I did call the prescribing Dr. and begged to speak to him which I was not allowed to do.  I called back and told the nurse that I was worried I was going to hurt myself, she told me to call my family Dr. and get my anti depressants checked. - I had already called my family Dr. and they wanted me to talk to the OB/GYN and get more progesterone.)

So my new Female Specialist Dr reviews all of my blood tests that were ordered by my wonderful Chiropractor, she spent 2 hours with me on my first visit and sent me home with the book by Dr. James L. Wilson - Adrenal Fatigue - The 21st Century Stress Syndrome. 

This book was absolutely amazing for me.  My Dr. actually had me read certain sections first and then come back and pick up the rest of the book.  First she had me take the test and call her with the results, so she could start me on an Adrenal Recovery Program.  It should be no surprise that I was testing at a Severe Adrenal Fatigue level.  I literally felt at least 20 years older than I truly was.  Dr. Wilson's program has worked amazingly well for me. I am still on the road to recovery and have a ways to go but I see the light at the end of the tunnel and it not a Train.  I have added a link to their website as well.  Please check them out. 

I am receiving no reimbursement for my opinions stated here.  But I was so sick that I wanted to end my life.  I don't want anyone to go thru this if they don't have to.  That is why I am sharing this information.  I pray that you find it helpful.  Good Luck in all of your endeavours and never accept the first diagnosis if you believe it is wrong.  Listen to your Body.  It will tell you what you need.

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