Hi I have suffered from from chronic pain for 12 years and in the last year developed adrenal fatigue. Which board should I post my questions on regarding adrenal fatigue? I am really feeling down about always being sick and TIRED and unable to do much. Help.
the board right kind of directly below here labeled "addisons disease" may be of some help to you. this condition is caused by or it plays a big part in adrenal fatigue. there IS most definitely a connection there. there is also a really great pain management board way down in the "P" section too. if you need help with chronic pain,THAT board is extremely helpful.
do you know just what caused your adrenal fatigue and and how it is somehow connected to your chronic pain? i am only asking becasue my sympathetic nervous system was severely damaged thru having to have a surgery done on my spinal cord. it left my body in the 'fight or flight' mode? this is a constantly flowing amount of adrenelin that i now have just constantly flowing and amping up my whole body down to my actual metabolism too(i am extremely under weight now too because of this). everything is "hyper" now for me. i was recently told that i am at high risk now for possible adrenal fatigue too. i am just wondering if your sympathetic nervous system has played any part in what is making up your particular type of chronic pain?
what does your chronic pain actually consist of or what have you been dxed with? FB
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.
Hi Feelbad: Thanks for writing back to me. I was thrown from a horse when I was 16 and never told anyone so was never checked for injury when I was a kid. 25 years later I found myself suffering from extreme back pain - 3 herniated discs and one torn disc in my lumbar spine. It took years to find a doctor who could help me and in the interim I grew worse and had little or no pain relief. The chiropractor who saved me has straightened my spine again and the three herniated discs rarely bother me anymore. But the torn disc is a constant source of pain that can affect my mind, health and overall ability to function. I am managing this issue better now - lost 50 lbs and am more mobile but this past year was hit with adrenal fatigue. The non stop pain - the fight or flight response in my body for so many years exhausted my adrenals and topped off with a major stress attack last fall I completely deteriorated.
In the spring I found a doctor (MD and naturopath combined) who is treating the hormonal imbalance and exhaustion caused by the adrenal fatigue. But I am feeling very discouraged by my slow progress. I am following all of his protocols concerning sleep, diet, naturopathic medicines and supplements but see very little headway. I just had an H1N1 shot three weeks ago and my immune system went haywire - I think because of my compromised health with the adrenals. I had flu symptoms, and eye infection, severe pain, and on and on - the worst is over now, but I am sad and tired and feeling sorry for myself. The last year has been so trying - not to mention the back pain for 12 years. That's why I went on the board last night - I feel very alone in all of this. My husband and teenage daughters love me and try to understand but I know from experience that only pain sufferers and people in the same condition really get it. So thanks again for writing back to me.