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Adrenal supplements

Hi all

Like most of you I do my own research and I find a lot of info come from Canada- they seem to be miles ahead of us.

One thing I read linked low functioning adrenal glands to fibromyalgia - a Fibro freind spent a small fortune with a nutritionist and was told the same thing.

Has anyone else found this anywhere?

My freind was given an adreanal supplement which has made a remarkable difference to her energy levels - and she looks like a different person - the suppliment is not fully researched over here so it's 'at your own risk' - and pay for it - again, surprise, suprise.

Personaly - after seeing my freind I'm prepared to give it a shot.

I also found a very disturbing link to 'thyroid' problems - I bet we've all been tested for that - but evidently the 'allowed' level has a bit o room to move, so although the level my not be 'low enough' to be called a - Low Thyroid problem - it can still be lower than it should be to function correctly and therefore leave the person with - guess what - Chronic Fatigue - amongst several other symptoms which I'm sure are familiar to all of us.

Sorry for the essay but does that make anyone as angry as me ???

Does that mean because I'm English I'm not ' ill enough' but if I was Canadian I'd be feeling a whole lot better ???

Any clues anyone ??

( I'm packing as we speak) x

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Read some research on adrenal insufficiency the rough framework was the adrenal glands were overworked with the body constantly in fight or flight response. Average time for wired but tired was around three years much after that the system was burned out. Trying for relaxation with as much potassium in the diet was the suggested method of fighting the long retreat without medical intervention.

Old story enough activity that use it or lose it does not make choices for you but not so much you burn the life boats because you just might need them if you crash.

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Hi lizard57

I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? I have read quite a bit on adrenal insufficiency and adrenal failure, and genuinely believe that this is something completely different? As for thyroid issues, well I truly believe that many of the same symptoms are present in so many different illnesses? Take MS for example, my wife has Primary Progressive MS and her main symptoms are pain in her body, fatigue, RLS, lack of coordination and the inability to walk properly or any given distance, and her blood tests show that she is low on Vitamin D. Her main drug treatments are Pregabalin, Nortriptyline, out-and-out pain killers, anti-fatigue medication, oxybutanin and supplements. These are the same symptoms and medications that many of the members here will be taking for their Fibro? And can relate to with their Fibro?

I sincerely believe that the medical establishment is paid (and quite well) to perform a job of looking after our health, and they need to do a much better job than what they are doing now? I genuinely wish you all the best of luck if you decide to try what your friend has used, but please be aware that what works for one person may not necessarily work for another?

All my hopes and dreams for you


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