Post by mariposa5280 on Jul 12, 2013 9:22:37 GMT -5
I am interested in learning more about healing from adrenal fatigue as I feel that it is causing me to gain weight. I have been doing the THM lifestyle for 4 months and so far I have GAINED 6 pounds. I am so tired I fall asleep behind the wheel driving around town running errands. I have been to 3 doctors and they tell me nothing is wrong. I am not pregnant. So I am running out of options and running out of hope! Anyone who can offer suggestions, please do! I would love to hear from anyone who went through this and how they healed. Right now I am crying out to God for help! Thanks, Jessica
Just a suggestion but if you have not had your ferritin level checked lately that may be the cause. I have had mild anemia in the past when they did a complete blood count. But when the doctor finally did a ferritin level I was super low and I was refereed to a Hematologist who then gave me IV iron infusions and wow did that make a huge difference in my energy level. I was so tired before that I was depressed, cranky, fogging thinking and lethargic all the time after the infusions I felt happy and energetic again.
Hi, Jessica. I have adrenal fatigue as well. Rest -- enough sleep at night plus stress-avoidance during the day -- is essential for getting over it. You should also try to find a doctor that uses alternative medicine. A normal doctor won't be any help. My PCP did testing for thyroid and iron and said I was normal. The alternative medicine MD that I see did some deeper/more detailed tests and found that I'm actually low in both. Plus he did a saliva test for cortisol and found the adrenal fatigue. If you can't find an alternative doctor in your area, you might check out DRLAM.com. There's a lot of good info on there, but they also do consultations. I wouldn't really want to go through this extreme fatigue without a medical pro...like the previous poster mentioned, you don't know what's causing the fatigue. It could be multiple things like it was for me.
As for the weight gain, I don't know about that. I'm new to THM, and I was worried about the same thing, esp. since I also have low thyroid. Just a few thoughts, though: 1. Go to the chapter on the fuel pull cycle. I'm pretty sure now is not the time for that cycle (recovery is more important), but read the questions at the beginning of the chapter that help pinpoint ways you might be sabotaging weight loss. 2. Try to get the highest quality/purest food you can. Earth milk, coconut oil, meat instead of lots of cheese, whey protein powder, etc. Healing is top priority, then weight loss can come for effectively. 3. Say yes to sleep. You may have to rearrange your whole family's life. It's important, if it really is adrenal fatigue, not to "push through." I did that recently, after a lot of progress, and set myself waaaaay back.
The Lord will answer your cries, and I will pray for you. My dad told me to begin to thank the Lord for my situation, and that has really helped my attitude.
Post by happy @home on Sept 11, 2013 5:50:20 GMT -5
You might try reading The Hormone Cure by Sara Gotteried, MD. I got it out of my library (even a book on CD copy) and am about half the way through. It does not have a Christian worldview, but she explains hormones simply. She says there is help through perimenopause (ages 35-50). The THM (in Pearl's story chapter) also mentions Suzanne Somers's books as good information. Again not Christian books. I was also able to check a few of her books out of my library. (I am copying this from another posting I made on a different thread.) Sara Gotteried mentions a lot about Adrenal Fatigue.
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justbeachy6: ..back to Lily Slim and copy a different link and try again until you find the right one.
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missyhi: Thank you so much Stephanie3 these are the pumpkin cookies I was looking for!!
Oct 13, 2014 18:29:13 GMT -5
missyhi: Thanks so much Stephanie3 for finding the pumpkin cookies!!:)
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steffanie3: You are welcome, I still need to try them
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sophia: OMW!!! The new THM protein powder is amazing!! I love it! You know what's also amazing (besides the taste)? There is only 1 ingredient on the label... not like 50 that I've never heard of! lol
Oct 14, 2014 8:54:02 GMT -5
nlandry308: Good Evening,
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steffanie3: Hi nlandry
Oct 20, 2014 8:38:46 GMT -5
idahomama2: How can one find the Singing Canary recipe? I can never get stuff to print from facebook, so I figured it would be on here??
Oct 20, 2014 9:57:54 GMT -5
calsunflower: Having terrible trouble with leg cramps at night. Any one else?
Oct 20, 2014 19:06:33 GMT -5
Avonlea: I'm a fairly new THM...started only about 3 months ago. I've lost about 13 pounds but lately my body has just quit. I've even gained back a couple pounds. I'm losing inspiration because it seems to have quit working and I can feel myself wanting to cave
Oct 21, 2014 12:15:30 GMT -5
steffanie3: idahomama2 http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/2156/singing-canary-pearl-serene is the link to Singing Canary, all of the post book recipes and other things are in that forum, lots of good info
Oct 27, 2014 15:34:37 GMT -5
steffanie3: calsunflower, I would suggest increasing a your unrefined salt a little and possibly adding some magnesium, it can really help with leg cramps. Some mamas have also mentioned GGMS helping too
Oct 27, 2014 15:36:02 GMT -5
steffanie3: Avonlea, please feel free to post a menu in the S and E forum or in menus if you would like the ladies to give your menus a look to see if we can see anything that needs tweaking. That said 13 pounds in three months is great, long term loss~ pound a week
Oct 27, 2014 15:38:52 GMT -5
steffanie3: Everyone please join in on Menu Monday and post a days menu it can be a fun way to share new ideas and inspire other mamas and get inspiration for yourself http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/3130/menu-monday-october-27th
Oct 27, 2014 15:51:38 GMT -5
Bryony: New to this posting thing, hope I am doing it right! Been on plan about 2 mo, lost 17 pounds. Still wearing same size clothes but more comfortably. Which is all good. Question though - has anyone else had problems with loose stools?
Oct 28, 2014 9:16:54 GMT -5
steffanie3: Hi Bryony As your body adjust to coconut oil, mct oil, or xylitol loose stools can happen. If you have added those or more of those recently you might need to cut back a little and work up Congrats on the 17 pounds, that is great
Oct 28, 2014 11:35:51 GMT -5
steffanie3: A great place to start here is introducing yourselves here http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/threads/recent/14
Oct 28, 2014 11:37:34 GMT -5
Bryony: Thanks steffanie3! I hadn't considered the coconut oil.
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