With adrenals exercise is perceived as just additional stress. This results in more cortisol release. The more you push the more cortisol is pushed out. I was down almost 10 pounds and then suddenly started waking at 2 am and gained weight like overnight. I do not want this hell. That was my cue to just slow it up. I plan to discuss the possibility of suboxone at my next visit. Might be right long term choice for me and wean down May and jump June when I have far fewer commitments.
Jungledog added 11 Minutes and 37 Seconds later...
There is a good book called Revive by Richard Lipman MD on adrenal fatigue. I used herbs, acupuncture, massage, food, rest, dhea supplements, tons of restorative yoga and prayed. I really honestly thought I might die. Was awful. The herbs are called adaptogens.
Well, just finished my bedtime yoga and took my valerian. Talk to you tomorrow. Hugs, JD