Most doctors do not recognize adrenal fatigue as a true medical condition for they claim that there has been no scientific proof to show that it exists. As if dealing with one unrecognized medical condition is not enough, fibromyalgia patients are also likely to suffer from adrenal fatigue.
The Role of Adrenal Gland
Your adrenal glands sit above your kidneys. They are responsible in producing several hormones such as adrenaline, steroids and cortisol. These hormones are essential for stress and fear response. When faced with stress, your adrenal glands releases these hormones to help you cope with the situation.
What Causes Adrenal Fatigue In Fibromyalgia
However, persistent stress puts pressure on the adrenal glands. Moreover, the list of stress factors is endless. Adrenal fatigue in fibromyalgia can be due to lack of sleep, stress of pain, stressful work environment, threat of losing a job, and many more. As a result, your adrenal glands are on constant high alert.
Thank you for this information. I’m now unable to walk now without incredible Fatique, pain in hips, upper legs and feet (like walking on pebbles). I also have been dx with severe Fibromyalgia, CFS and 2 buldging discs! Unsure of what to blame!
Hi, I too have fibromyalgia and cfs and I’m on several meds. I’m curious what meds are working for you and what you do for the conditions. I try to explore what works for others that maybe I haven’t tried, my meds are not working for me and the pain is just horrible. Thx Tammy
Joy and Tammy, ask about cymbalta for fibro pain. Was miracle for me.
Yes cymbalta has been the gold card for me….my doctor recently increased my dosage from 60 mg to 90 mg once a day. -Deb
I am on adrenal fatigue pills with ashawanda, and other stuff plus u need to get the book “medical medium” . It has the cause of fibro, adrenal fatigue, lupus, ptsd, and others and what to do. U are very messed up with adrenal fatigue but it’s not recognized by drs. So your pretty much on ur own with diet and vitamins . Good luck
The combination of Gralise and Nortryptoline has been the best treatment I’ve received for fibromyalgia!
What mg is your Nortriptyline and what exactly is Gralise?
Has anyone Used Savella? I have been on it for 6 months. At first it was great but now the pain is creeping back in. The only problem was being so hot. I live in the south and was so hot I never went outside all summer. And the expense. Please tell me you experience with it.