Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southwest Desert, U.S.
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Do any of you have insight on this?
I was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue in May 2006. Since then, I've been up and down with my cortisol levels (done through saliva testing), and have been on various supplements. The last time saliva testing was done, my cortisol levels were back down again (that was last June, I believe). At that time, I went back on the original supp's that seemed to help my adrenals recover a bit before.
I've also tried to change my attitude about life in general so that I'm not always feeling stress. My sleep habits have varied, sometimes I do get enough sleep, sometimes I don't. My diet overall has improved, I've been trying to do more whole foods....but...even within that, I worry that I've had too much fruit. I do quite a bit of fruit smoothies and they always have banana's in them. Even having fruit sugar in a whole food form, can be a bad thing for adrenals. That is really frustrating, actually!
So, now that I'm pregnant, I wonder how this is going to affect me, and the baby? I've never been PG before with adrenal fatigue (that I know of!), so this is new territory. Is there something special that I need to be doing now to make sure my adrenals don't crash while being pregnant? Obviously a good diet is going to be part of that. And getting plenty of sleep. Stress is a relative thing....I figure life is always going to be at least somewhat stressful....its my attitude and how I handle it that I think is ultimately going to make or break me. What else can I do? My holistic doc is checking to see if the adrenal supp's I was on prior are safe for pregnancy. He's never had a client like me, with adrenal fatigue and pregnant.