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Adrenal fatigue. Yep. I not only have hypothyroidism, but I also have adrenal fatigue. Ahh, it’s never-ending is it?!
I was kept not properly treated for my hypothyroidism for so long, because I was put on a thyroid medication that didn’t work for me, Levothyroxine, a T4- only medicine, which contributed to my adrenals struggling. You can read more about how this occurs here.
I am currently reading James Wilson’s Adrenal Fatigue book and it is enlightening. It includes things I can do to recover from adrenal fatigue, such as changes in diet, supplements, meditation, staying calm and avoiding stress etc. and I’m relieved to see that I am already doing quite a bit of what he suggests.
The problem is, there is no ‘quick fix’ to having adrenal fatigue, and it’s going to take time.
I am currently taking Seriphos to naturally encourage my cortisol to come back down, after trying Holy Basil and seeing no difference. Seriphos is supposed to be very effective, so hopefully, combining it with the things mentioned in Dr Wilson’s book will help me recover.
Once my adrenal fatigue is fixed, or close to, I should start to see my last hypo symptom go – the fatigue and poor stamina. Although it has gotten better on NDT, it’s not fully fixed, but I will find a way. I’m sure it’s my adrenal fatigue causing this.
I’m looking at taking some vitamin C supplements as many sources say Vitamin C levels being topped up is also important when healing your adrenals.
I’ll keep you posted.
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Rachel Hill is the highly ranked and multi-award winning thyroid patient advocate, writer, speaker and author behind The Invisible Hypothyroidism. Her thyroid advocacy work includes authoring books, writing articles, blogging and speaking on podcasts, as well as being a board member for The American College of Thyroidology and The WEGO Health Patient Leader Advisory Board. Rachel has worked with The National Academy of Hypothyroidism, The BBC, The Mighty, Yahoo, MSN, ThyroidChange and many more. She is well-recognised as a useful contributor to the thyroid community and has received multiple awards and recognitions for her work and dedication. She has authored two books: ‘Be Your Own Thyroid Advocate‘ and ‘You, Me and Hypothyroidism‘. Rachel is British, but advocates for thyroid patients on a global scale.