Chronic Fatigue, low energy, allergies, exhaustion, and fibromyalgia

Understanding your body and how it reacts to stress
Hans Selye said that a painful blow and a passionate kiss can be equally stressful.  The point is that anything that requires a return of balance to homeostasis is considered a stress.  Normally our body, and particularly our adrenal glands, help us adapt to our situation by making changes and secreting substances which help us deal with the situation.  Some people push their adrenals and their bodies and a “fight or flight” stress situation becomes prolonged, which furthers chronic fatigue and low-productivity.  If the problem is not corrected, complete adrenal exhaustion leaves a person with no reserves and greater susceptibility to disease.

Signs & Symptoms of low adrenal function

  • Low energy
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Allergies
  • Tired all the time
  • Environmental sensitivities
  • Symptoms begin after a stressful event
  • Headache when standing up
  • Dizziness or loss of vision when standing quickly
  • Low blood pressure or systolic blood pressure that drops when standing (Ragland Test)
  • Weak and shaky
  • Sensitive to bright light
  • Easily startled or frightened
  • Perfectionism
  • Loud noises cause the heart to pound
  • Difficult time breathing
  • “Lump in throat” that hurts when upset
  • Pupillary light reflex test
  • Chronically bad knees (satorius and gracilus connection)
  • Weak ankles or aching calves
  • (gastrocnemius, soleus and posterior tibialis connection)
  • Salt craving
  • Muscle twitches and arrhythmias from sodium/potassium imbalance