I hope that you will take a particular interest in this page if you are suffering from anxiety or are worried that you are going to have a nervous breakdown. However, this page is useful for anyone interested in keeping themselves well, whether or not you are suffering from adrenal fatigue symptoms.
As I have explained before - I really don't like labels and I have not heard much about adrenal fatigue syndrome in the UK and it is certainly not a recognised term in the medical establishment (see Wikipedia). However, it helps to draw your attention to the fact that there is so much you can do to keep yourself well and so much that makes huge unnecessary demands on your body/mind.
You really don't need to be diagnosed with adrenal fatigue syndrome to learn something of benefit from the information on this page. In fact, no doctor in the UK would use that diagnosis (see Mayo Clinic - link further down).
If you don't have the time or the inclination to read too much right now, I just want to alert you to one of the most accessible treatments for adrenal fatigue: self hypnosis.
Want to know more about hypnosis? See: Hypnotherapy - does it work?
Your autonomic nervous system is divided in two parts - neither of which you have direct control over. However, the adrenal fatigue treatment on this page will influence your nervous system.
One part consists of nerves that take control when all is calm (parasympathetic nervous system). The other part consists of nerves that take over when there is a demand for action (sympathetic nervous system).
There is a constant interplay between the two parts, depending on whether you are required to act or relax.
To treat adrenal fatigue, you will want to be able to influence the part of your nervous system that can help to calm things down. You also need to get grips what you do to fire yourself up so much and wear yourself out.
Burnout happens partly due to an overload of circumstances, but is mostly caused by how you respond to what life throws at you.
You alone will know what is right for you at any one time. However, be prepared to try something new, when you are looking for adrenal fatigue treatment. When the time is right, I would also really like you to challenge yourself - starting gently if needed.
You may have to ditch old prejudices and keep an open mind about what may or may not work for you at different stages of your recovery.
For example, if you are a perfectionist, learning a new skill may be too challenging early on. If you are particularly self-conscious, walking into a new class may cause too much anxiety. If you are too tired, clearly dancing or other exercise may need to be limited or have to wait.
Whichever adrenal fatigue treatment you choose - what you do and when you do it, needs careful consideration. I would not want you to end up feeling worse.
Most of all though - all these strategies will help you to learn to worry less, take things a bit easier and become just that little more 'laid back'.
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I'm really sorry to have to do this to you, but you are going to have to take a look at these chilling pictures of damaged brains. You will have much less of a problem coming off all of the following:
I know it is disappointing and you won't really want to do it, but you have no choice now if you want to get better. There are, however, relatively 'painless' ways to come off the stuff.
Here are the best ideas for adrenal fatigue treatment. With time you will feel fantastic again.
I know ... you want to be better right now ... have the magic pill, etc ... So, you may not actually be ready for this page, but be sure to bookmark it, because you will want to return.
However, you are exhausted and it is going to take a little time to get you back on track again. So, be patient and kind to yourself.
I have put together a whole list of things you can do for yourself.
For starters: choose one you can do right now. Then choose one you can commit to take action in the next couple of days and one you are going to seriously consider.
All of these adrenal fatigue treatments are great - as long as you are not a perfectionist. If you are, then this is the first problem you need to tackle - with or without help.
Questions about hypnosis? See: Hypnosis online FAQ.
If you are suffering from adrenal fatigue syndrome, any therapy that requires too much navel-gazing really does not cut it - in my view. Being confronted with painful, dysfunctional, traumatic, or otherwise emotionally arousing 'stuff' is stressful. Also, adrenal fatigue treatment will be most successful with a holistic approach.
If you are suffering from mental or physical health problems, please do not attempt to self-diagnose based on the information on these pages. Please consult your health-care provider/physician to discuss the information I have provided.
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