I have recently been 'diagnosed' with adrenal exhaustion through hair tissue mineral analysis, after being unwell for 14 years (I am 34). I am seeing a medical herbalist who I am sure is doing her best, but am wondering if anyone has found a really good doctor or natural therapist in the UK, who really knows their stuff when it comes to adrenal issues?
The herbalist I am seeing has started me off on Vit C, B-Complex, Zinc, EPA fatty acids and a herbal prescription (I don't know what's in it, although I think it contains licorice root). She also put me on a high quality multiple vitamin, but I am concerned because it contains copper, and I believe copper overload goes hand-in-hand with adrenal fatigue. Also, because she is a herbalist, she hasn't recommended adrenal glandulars. I cut out caffeine, and switched to a mainly whole-food diet.
I have been on and off anti-depressants for many years, and recently when I tried to come off them I felt absolutely dreadful. The herbalist suggests it's because they have been masking my real adrenal symptoms, and that perhaps I need to do a lot more work on my adrenals before coming off them, so I am back on a very low dose :-(
I have been doing this for seven weeks, and feel no difference at all, infact, my insomnia has worsened (does anyone else have to get up frequently to urinate during the night? Sometimes up to five times?!).
I was also wondering how important others on this forum believe the adrenal cortex/glandular supplements are to recovery?