The Day My Adrenals Broke: 13 Warning Signs That May Point to Adrenal Fatigue! by Michele Gelman

The Day My Adrenals Broke: 13 Warning Signs That May Point to Adrenal Fatigue!

Late one night in my early 20s, I was pulling an all-nighter as an attorney, drinking coffee and eating Skittles, when I began to sweat profusely. It wasn’t light, warm-day perspiration or all-over-tough-workout sweat. It was an unstoppable river gushing from my armpits, soaking my suit. Horrified, all I could do was stuff paper towels in my shirt and keep working. 

Looking back, I know my body was working overtime to compensate for inadequate adrenaline. I should have been in bed! I had extreme adrenal fatigue. Adrenaline is addictive and I used it as a stimulant to get through my hectic days. Fortunately, I learned how to stop continuously depleting my adrenals. Here are 13 warning signs that your adrenals are fatigued:

  • depression
  • low energy/sex drive
  • trouble concentrating
  • forgetfulness
  • hoarse voice
  • poor digestion
  • constipation
  • insomnia
  • not feeling rested after waking
  • “crashing” early in the day and/or throughout the day
  • craving sugar and caffeine
  • post-natal fatigue and/or depression
  • sweating under the armpits when you are not hot

For more tips on prevention and healing of adrenal fatigue, click here!

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

Nicole DeAvilla
Important tip! We all need more sleep and R & R . Thanks and welcome to the tribe Michele Gelman .
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Thanks for sharing, Michele Gelman ! Welcome to the tribe!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Wow, important stuff to know. Thanks for sharing, Michele Gelman ! Excited to learn and grow with you! 😀

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