Still Being a Gluten Glutton
I can’t think of one gluten-containing food that has made me glad I took a break, which is likely why that break has been longer than the two days I planned. When I eliminate it again on Monday, I’ll have stretched it out to sixteen days. The toast was better, though. The dumplings, too. I love toast and dumplings.
Over the course of the past year, I’ve seen information about adrenal fatigue popping up here and there. And then I bought a magazine with an article about it. Not surprisingly, the symptoms pretty much describe me to a T. So I did a little more research, ordered some desiccated adrenal supplements that had a good rating on Amazon, and have been taking them for the past several days.
Like I told my sister, it’s too early to give credit to them, but for the past two days, I haven’t had to take a nap, or kick back in my desk chair and doze for thirty to sixty minutes because I was too tired to keep my eyes open.
One of the things that really grabbed my attention is that adrenal fatigue is caused by stress. I have been under a lot of stress for at least ten years, and major stress for the past four.
Symptoms include: excessive fatigue (check), non-refreshing sleep (check), feel most energetic in the evening (check), poor digestion (check), low stamina (check), and more. While there are a few on the list I don’t have, most are an issue for me. As well as some that aren’t on this list (difficulty losing weight and retaining fluids).
The list on the link above isn’t a complete list. For instance, it doesn’t mention edema/fluid retention. There is an interesting quiz you can take at this website to see if you might need to look into supplements.
One particularly interesting thing I’ve found in my quest to learn about adrenal fatigue is that sometimes treating this can resolve issues with hypothryoidism. I don’t know about anyone else, but I’d LOVE to not have to mess with blood tests and Synthroid anymore. I told someone recently that I’d rather take ten vitamin and herbal supplements every day than one prescription medication.