The Day My Adrenals Broke: 13 Warning Signs That May Point to Adrenal Fatigue! by Michele Gelman
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:
- low energy/sex drive
- trouble concentrating
- hoarse voice
- poor digestion
- 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
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