I began this journey last fall (2012). I was diagnosed with stage 3 adrenal fatigue after taking a saliva test, this past February. I was working with a doctor who had done a lot of research on AF, so she was helping me with diet and supplements. After two. On this I felt I still had something going on, sonI went to see a homeopathic doctor. All this time I was reading and doing research constantly. I knew the connection between adrenal and kidneys and leaky gut syndrome and thyroid. The homeopathic doc did an extensive thyroid (which the doctors don't do) and also an ALCAT food allergy test. The test showed I am hypo, low conversion of rev t3 to t3 and high resistance. I also have leaky gut and lots of food allergies along with regular allergies to trees and grass, etc.
I am currently on natural meds for thyro and a strict rotation diet for healing the leaky gut. The supplements I'm on for thyro and LGS are Thryo CNV, Clear Vite SF, and DSF Herbal.
I usually sleep well at night because my cortisol evens out but during the day I'm up and down. Fatigue, allergies, shakiness, irritability, numbness at times and can't just sit.... "wired and tired" feeling. My ears and sinus have bothered me throughout this entire ordeal. The homeopathic doc said it was normal due to allergies and drainage and the fact that I'm not producing enough cortisol to help with inflammation. I have been having more better days than bad and even the bad days are a little easier to handle. I read my Bible and pray and just try to get my mind focused on my healing. It hasn't been an easy road at all but it will take at least two years for me to get back to great health. I was very bad off!
Hope this helps answer a lot of questions. I know everyone is different and what works for one may not work for another. I do know that the drugs they put you on for thyro can cause your own body to shut down while the drug takes over. This doesn't allow for the body to really heal and you will be defendant on those drugs forever. Research and read everything you can about now to naturally heal your body. My husband and I are definitely not wealthy but it has been a walk of faith to go natural and it has helped a lot! I'm not on any meds as yet.