I'm so sorry to hear that! I've had lots of one step forward/two step back repeats too. My daughter has problems with her adrenal glands also and struggles so much with deep deep fatigue. Take care of yourself and before you know it the time will pass. Our thoughts are with you.
The time will pass quicker than you think. I just had a 7 month stint when I could not do any exercise, due to a hip problem and subsequent surgery. Just stay hyper vigilant about what you eat and remember that in the grand scheme of things this is just a blip on life's radar. Hang in There!!
Since I started running a while ago, it's been one step forward, two steps back with various problems. Finally, I started to make some real progress. I was chipping away at my pace, and had completed two half marathons.
Now, I've learned from my doctor that I have adrenal fatigue. My adrenal glands are running on empty and need a lot of rest and recovery. No vigorous exercise for 6-12m or more, depending on lab results. I have to take hormone supplements to control my cortisol leve, avoid stress where possible and eat a super clean diet. The latter is no big deal since I follow the Paleo plan anyway due to gluten and other intolerances. I have had to cut caffeine out though, because that stresses the adrenal glands.
This is a tough one for me. I've been obsessed with diet and exercise, in the hope of getting my weight down, for a long time but the scale never budges. Doc believes that completing this therapy will be the key to everything. I'm really hoping, but it's a strange feeling to sit and relax when I feel as though I should be working out.
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