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Signs & Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue 


Typical Energy Patterns in People with Adrenal Fatigue:

  • Morning fatigue – don’t get going until 10 am
  • Feel better after lunch
  • Low energy 2-4 pm
  • Feel better after 6 pm
  • Tired about 9 pm, but you fight it
  • Bursts of energy 11 pm to 1-2 am
  • Most refreshing sleep is 7-9 am
  • Do your best work at night

An overall lack of energy and inability to handle stress are the biggest indicators of adrenal fatigue.
Are you suffering from any of these signs & symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue?

  • Difficulty getting up in the morning; often feel better if you can sleep until 9 am
  • Fatigue in the mid-afternoon (3-4 pm)
  • Craving for salt or salty foods
  • Lethargy (lack of energy)
  • Increased effort to do everyday tasks
  • Decrease sex drive
  • Decreased abilty to handle stress
  • Increased time to recover from illness, injury or trauma
  • Light-headed when standing up quickly
  • Mild depression or intermittent depression
  • Less enjoyment or happiness with life
  • Increased PMS
  • Symptoms increase if meals are skipped or inadequate
  • Thoughts less focused, more fuzzy
  • Memory less accurate
  • Decreased tolerance
  • Decreased productivity
  • Carbs make you drowsy
  • Anorexia, Bulimia
  • Mild constipation, worse under stress
  • Allergies
  • Hair loss
  • Facial hair
  • Headaches
  • Increased reliance on caffeine
  • Irregular menstrual cycle

Although stress affects everyone in different ways, studies have shown that most people endure 2-5 years of high stress lifestyle before reaching adrenal fatigue. People with adrenal fatigue often look and act relatively normal. However, they are not well and live with a general sense of un-wellness or “gray” feelings. They often use coffee, colas and other stimulants to get going in the morning and to prop themselves up during the day.

THE GOOD NEWS: Small changes to your lifestyle and nutrition can work wonders in boosting your adrenal health.
Read Article: How to Recover from Adrenal Fatigue