What do the adrenals have to do with fibromyalgia? How do they play a part with us feeling many fibromyalgia symptoms?
That low energy with chronic fatigue can be overwhelming. This is because of poor adrenal function or what’s called hypoadrenia.
Unhealthy adrenals are often found with those dealing with fibromyalgia. Reestablishing healthy functioning adrenals help get your energy back.
There’s that energy drain you feel as you have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. You lose steam, feeling exhausted by mid-afternoon. Being drained throughout the day and look for sweets and caffeine to get you through. May be you can’t do anything at all because of these.
Many of us with fibromyalgia have a daily battle with fatigue. So what do the adrenals have to do with fibromyalgia? In most cases, two of the main reasons are poor diet and stress affecting the adrenals showing up with fatigue as in fibromyalgia.
A diet of sugary sweets and loads of caffeine equals a lack of essential nutrients where the body won’t be able to meet the demands it needs. A vicious cycle can take place when you’re under stress and you eat for comfort. This can be whether you experience continual excessive stress or just in living everyday life.
Tuning into how and what you feel after eating can give you the insight to which foods nourish and which zap your energy. When you eat certain foods, your body gives a reaction either positive or negative.
You may have noticeable reactions but may not necessarily make a connection. As you eat a food there may be an allergic response like your sinuses get inflammed and clogged or a headache develops. You may be effected by chronic brain fog, lack of focus or concentration, a bloated belly, constipation, diarrhea and/or just plain tired. Paying attention to what you eat and how you feel afterwards can help.
In my program we use what I have is called a Food/Mood/Poop Journal. This is to record the “foods” you’ve eaten each day for the week noting how you feel or your “mood” in the minutes or hours after you’ve eaten. This can help pinpoint foods that could be troubling you and causing your fatigue.
The “poop” part of the journal is for making sure you are eliminating your food daily. Getting rid of the wastes and toxins you have, will help keep from over taxing your digestive system and adrenals.
I easily record my “food” daily in a notebook or sheet of paper. So you too can record what you ate for each day at breakfast, lunch and dinner along with snacks, leaving room to jot down your “mood”. At the end of the day record the “poop” or elimination. Do this for a week or several, if you really want to discover those troubling foods. From there needing to adjust what works best for you.
It doesn’t have to be hard to make changes. I’m here to tell you there is help with simple things YOU can do easily daily.
If you are in need of support or would like to just check out more exactly what I could do for you, we can have a conversation. You can CLICK HERE to contact me by email. I’d love to schedule a talk with you.
I am able to understand because I once had been in fibromyalgia pain, feeling that debilitating fatigue, sleeplessness and nowhere to go for the help. I now enjoy more times with my family, am happier, energetic, having good sleep with less stress giving me more time for fun.
If you’re ready I am here to take your call. You can turn it around!
Much love and blessings,
Kathleen, CHHC, AADP
Disclaimer Notice: This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.