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the 11pm adrenaline rush! by pynegj ..... Adrenal Fatigue Forum

Date:   1/6/2014 8:30:00 AM ( 7 years ago ago)
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Happy new year all

I must say after many years of dealing with adrenal fatigue I sometimes think Im no further forward in recovery. Im sure this is not true but boy the last 3 weeks!!!

I have been focusing on copper / histamine / methylation primarily for 2 years now as the main causal factors of adrenaline surges. But as so often with this condition (at least with me) I forget other aspects to my recovery.
I haven't been able to get to sleep (even using calc,b6,zinc, 5htp etc) until at least 2 hours after I go to bed for months now. I had forgotten about the adrenaline surge or "2nd wind" we get if we push through tiredness and stay up late which I have done a lot of. Also my cortisol and therefore aldosterone / electrolytes become very low in the evening which is not good for getting to sleep. So Im working on these 2 things as well as copper / histamine.

However, even taking a nightime snack to support cortisol / blood Sugar and taking plenty of calcium, magnesium doesnt often work - at least not for a few hours.

I do feel fine most days with a typical sleeping pattern of 2-9am (before work) but damnn its annoying lying there in bed for hours. I have tried gentle exercise to raise cortisol which again sometimes works.

For years now not knowing if I will sleep well or not is so hard. Sometimes I want to scream. But in the day Im often ok. (Wilson says that sleeping 7-9amm is powerful for healing the adrenals).

Im sure Im recovering but sometime I have serious doubts. I blame copper, allergies etc for my adrenaline surges but maybe I am also hard wired this way? (I know Im a HSP - or highly senstive person. Please note this doesnt mean Im a cry baby, camp, or feminine as some stereotypes might assume lol - read Elaine Aaron's work for more on this. I am a typical British male who loves his sport and nights out in fact).

I guess Im theorizing that all this sleep trouble and over activity of the CNS is just a part of my nature and / or response to childhood and doesnt mean my adrenals are not healing. In other words Ive always been this way and worrying about my adrenal fatigue deepening doesnt help. I do see an improvement in overall symptoms by about 75% in recent years so Im positive.

Has anyone else found that their adrenal fatigue for them is primarily a matter of personality / sensitivity temperement and do people believe that they will always to some degree be managaing emotional / stress related symptoms to some degree instead of waiting for that far off day when the adrenals are suddenly "healed"?

P.S. I think maybe I need to take supporting supplements earlier than bed time to support my body before the adrenaline suge kicks in to counter low cortisol?? (tea time or 8pm perhaps)

Thanks all

Greg
 

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