During Stage 2, Dr Hans Selye actually noted that the adrenal glands grow larger to be able to pump out more hormones. This is why it is called Adaptation....because our bodies adapt to the constant stress.
I suppose we all change from Stage 2 to Stage 3 at a different age. There are an infinite amount of variables.
But I was WAY stronger and faster than everyone else my whole life right up until my mid-30s
I won road races in high school, competed in triathalons. Was on the university cross country team. I was NOTa weak kid or young adult.
The problem was.... I couldn't turn it off. I was always stuck in fight or flight.
I don't see the point of people saying "I was born this way and there is nothing I can do about it".
A couple of posts from Laredo for inspiration. She graduated from Adrenal Fatigue University :)
".I went from bed ridden to having just gotten married, having a flourishing career and remodeling our home and juggling a million other things....all stressful things. And yes, I still need to watch my stress triggers and levels and keep toxic people at bay but I can hike, sauna,live, stay up late, drink etc etc etc...my transformation has been profound. It can happen, don't lose faith. The most important things for me have been the histamine/mast cell issue and the zinc/copper issue. All my best and speedy healing!!