I have seen tons of women who think they have adrenal fatigue, and it's not their adrenals at all, just HPA overstimulation. More sleep, more rest, some stress relief and eating enough and everyting rights itself.
Post last edited Jul 25th 2016
Georgie Fear RD
Registered Dietitian & Pro Nutrition Coach
CoachGeorgie I like what you said about HPA overstimulation. That is a perfect way to describe how I feel ďoverstimulatedĒ. How do you know if itís HPA overstimulation or depression? I have been resting and eating for a year. I am not so great with the sleep or stress. My stress tolerance is no existent. Seems everything stresses me which messes with sleep.
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Great article Tonya! I agree about the sleep. Itís amazing how much my resting heart rate goes up when Iím not getting enough sleep. And in my case, petting the soft fur of my lap sleeping kitties does wonders!
I like that article Tonya! I was definitely in physical and emotional stress during the time I had low cortisol. I quit work went to bed and started eating. I still stress in my mind about everything. For me that is going to be the game changer. Plus I spend way to much time in electronic devices which really overstimulate my mind.
Georgie Noise really affects me and lights. To much screen time from tv, phone, computer send me over the edge in overstimulation. To many people talking in one room or the grocery store is so much stimulation. I started on benzos a year ago when I was in burnout. They helped get me through but I think now they are doing more harm than good.