Here's my story - I hope it might give inspiration and hope to somebody.
In March, this year, I literally collasped and finally got a diagnosis of severe AF after 2 years of severe illness and a total of 6 years with sub standard health.
My cortisone levels where below all the low limits for all 4 times of the day and my liver was signficantly dysfunctional leading to malnutrition etc.
Anyway, 4 months on my cortisone is now normal first thing and last thing, but still low at noon and at 6pm.
Plenty of rest, 2 months of work, followed by 2 months half days to limit stress and energy robbers
I followed Dr James Wilson's holistic treatment for severe adrenal fatigue, as per the website http://www.adrenalfatigue.org,
plus 600mg magnisium, 700mg calcium and natural progesterone.
The road to recovery has far from been smooth and I would say I'm probably 60-70% there. I have now returned to work full time and actually feel excited about my day and finally feel like my brain functions close to normal.
The working day does take it out of me, but for me, this alone is a hugh step, to work 8 hours.
I try and do some type of exercise everyday such as yoga or swim, but I don't always manage it due to fatigue. But when I do I feel better, energised, but have to be careful as too much exercise leads to 2-3 days of fatigue, so there's a fine line so I'm learning to listen to my body.
As for my doctor. Originally I thought she was great because she diagnosed me, but then she kept trying to give me drugs. She said I had adult ADD when infact it was the effects of the hypoglycemia (and a change in my diet really helped this)and then tried to get me on antidepressants saying I had 'psychological stress trauma' - when we all know the floods of tears and emotions all all just linked with AF. And she has never once asked about my diet, which excludes caffeine, Sugar
At last I finally feel there is hope in my life and the light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter everyday.
So my advice is find a treatment that you agree with both physically and spiritually and stick with, don't keep switching and changing. Give the treatment time
I have 3 more months left to complete on the treatment (and it's not cheap I might add) and then I'm not sure what I'll do regarding maintenance but I'll cross that bridge when I get there.