Many of us have periods of our lives when we feel completely burned out. For the lucky ones, this is a passing symptom, but for many others this becomes a more chronic state.
Symptoms are varied and can include many that we might consider as being linked to adrenal burnout.
Here are just a few to consider:
· Frequent illness
· Muscle aches or tenderness
· Thyroid symptoms (or worsening of symptoms)
· Feeling over emotional
· Feeling better in the evening or night time hours
· Weight gain
· Inability to handle stress
· Fluid retention
· Feeling tired even after a full night’s sleep
· Craving salt (or sugar)
· Loss of libido
· Sudden angry outbursts
· Feeling tired but wired
· Blood sugar swings
· Hormonal imbalance
Homeopathy offers many remedy options to help improve symptoms naturally and effectively. A few remedies I would always consider prescribing to anyone coming to see me for support follow below.
A feeling of weakness or trembling in the body, which could be constant or come and go. There is often feelings of anticipation, apprehension, fear, or anxiety as it’s also a great remedy for stage fright. The person may feel like there is nothing that can help them. There may also be a craving for sugar, which can cause bloating.
This remedy is often chosen if the person is experiencing nervous exhaustion or are overwhelmed mentally or physically. The person may seem apathetic, and have trouble thinking clearly. This is a great remedy for adrenal fatigue and exhaustion linked to grief.
Gelsemium people will feel fatigued and often feel uninterested and detached from everything. They often want to be left alone because excitement makes them feel worse emotionally and physically It’s also a fantastic flu remedy, so There may be muscle weakness, sleepiness, and even dizziness.
Mostly a female remedy, someone needing Sepia will feel totally burnt out. A great remedy to consider for women that feel overwhelmed and exhausted from taking care of children. This person is always tired, has too much to do, and is physically and emotionally cooked!
Nux Vomica can be very helpful for people who start the day slow and sluggish with low energy in the morning but are wide awake at night. This remedy can help bring down cortisol levels at night to allow the person fall asleep at an earlier hour. The person may feel overwhelmed, have an overactive mind, be irritable and impatient.
Phosphorus may be an appropriate remedy when a person is oversensitive to things around them. They feel tired and dizzy and worse for physical or emotional exertion. They often feel better for a short nap.
Arsenicum Album is a good remedy to consider when a person is feeling exhausted but restless and anxious. They will complain of feeling exhausted, but be unable to sit still and relax.
These are just a few remedies I would highlight for adrenal fatigue, but there are many more and I would always suggest someone speaks to a Homeopath to help find the right remedy for their individual symptoms.
Tissue Salts For Adrenal Fatigue
Tissue Salts (or mineral salts) are also a worthwhile purchase to help with fatigue and nourish the body on a cellular level. I would definitely think about having some of these at home on standby:
Those who may need this are often nervous, oversensitive, and excitable. Life, in general, can be too much for them and when tired they’re grumpy!
They may have a feeling that something bad will happen to them and can have trouble concentrating. Think mental and physically exhausted.
A person that might use Nat Mur for adrenal fatigue may feel great weakness. They feel depressed, anger, or unexpressed grief and generally wants to be left alone to cry.
Finally, a handle of ideas to help yourself daily:
Don’t skip breakfast! Eat within 30 minutes of waking if you can.
Do some gentle exercise
Acknowledge your emotions, don’t ignore them and push them away
Learn to say no and set boundaries
Aim to have 7 – 8 hours of sleep every night. Bear in mind the optimum time for sleep is between 10pm and 6am.
Keep healthy snacks with protein on hand to stay energized
Drink enough water
Take time every day to rest, breathe and check-in with yourself
Disconnect at least 2 hours before bedtime (and don’t take your phone to bed!)