Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Anyone With Adrenal Fatigue And Gluten Intolerance?
0

9 posts in this topic

I have been suffering with terrible back pains all my life.

3 years ago I started gluten free - just to be in this with my son who had an autoimmune condition, and, surprisingly, my bakc pains (back muscle spasms) have gone.

Along with depression, insomnia and other nice symptoms.

This way I found I am not celiac, but gluten intolerant.

Unfortunately last September my symptoms returned in milder form, and new symptoms added (orthostatic low blood pressure, hypoglicemia, blurred vision, constant fatigue etc etc) - and this despite that I am keeping the GFDF diet very strictly.

By the collection of symptoms I found out I have adrenal fatigue (another condition not recognized by conventional medicine, but making people suffer greatly).

I took measures recommended for adrenal fatigue (first of them was gluten free caseine free, but I was already on that, very high doses of vitamin B5, very high doses of magnesium, limitation of potassium - and again my symptoms improved greatly - apart from insomnia and morning orthostatic pressure, and inability to function the first hour-two in the morning and until stretching...

Frustrating is that I cannoot reduce the dose of B5 and Mg - I am highly dependent on them.

If you have experience and tips to share, I would be very grateful.

I am aware of leaky gut and convinced I have this too. Anticandida therapy (oregano oil) in process...

Any other factors? What expectations on cure?

THank you

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

I have adrenal fatigue, leaky gut, all that fun stuff too.

Interesting, my back pain and adrenal issues have also been the thing that has taken the longest to heal itself. I am making progress though, so I hope I can help!

This supplement, and the diet that goes with it (it's basically a Paleo diet) is what really helped me begin to heal. http://www.ovitaminpro.com/repairvite.html

Expensive stuff, but worth it!

This doctor also has a wonderful guide here on his website for healing your gut: http://chriskresser.com/9-steps-to-perfect-health-5-heal-your-gut

My adrenals have been helped most by sticking to the diet, not drinking coffee, and also lately I've been taking licorice root extract, and that has helped a ton.

Also, are you eating foods high in magnesium and B5 as well? I know that personally I do way better when I eat the real food versions of nutrients, sometimes in addition to the supplements if I'm really deficient. Liver is very high in B vitamins, and I've been a lot healthier since I added some liver into my diet a couple times a week. I've also been making huge batches of bone broth, which is a powerhouse of nutrients and makes you feel great.

I hope that was helpful! All the best to you!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope that was helpful! All the best to you!

Very very much helpful! Many thanks!

I will try the licorice root - the rest I am more or less in line with... Thank you for great links.

Health to you too!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had adrenal fatigue and control it using supplements. I have leaky gut and am using a rotational diet. I am suspecting my hypoglycemia is caused by malabsorption.

Diana

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am suspecting my hypoglycemia is caused by malabsorption.

Diana

What is the connection between the two? I have suspected I have mild hypoglycemia issues since I almost always (like 80% of the time) get extremely nauseous if I am even 15-20 minutes late for a meal, or if I've eaten certain foods in abundance. I also have malabsorption to some extent (low ferritin and steatorrhea, among other things, but I assumed these were due to SIBO, which I had previously).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I have had adrenal fatigue and control it using supplements. I have leaky gut and am using a rotational diet. I am suspecting my hypoglycemia is caused by malabsorption.

Diana

Please, what supplements do you use?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you tried eating more protein. I am exhausted if I eat mostly carbs. I had a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner and the next day I was wiped out even though I had plenty of protein for breakfast.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So, I see now after a quick search that malabsorption and hypoglycemia are connected somewhat via frustose malabsorption. I know for sure (or pretty sure) that I do not have that since I did a hydrogen breath test specifically for fructose a couple of years ago and it was negative.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Definitely had severe adrenal fatigue, it's getting better though. Well what can I tell you, number 1 of course is to avoid all stress to the furthest extent possible. I don't know how bad you got it but when I was at my worse I could barely move from the bed and every little noise or whatever felt like a huge stress.

Stop cardio exercise and probably weightlifting too, depending on what stage of adrenal fatigue that you're at. Focus on walking out in the sun during the day, shopping your food or whatever.

Having family and friends that understand and respect your condition and don't overburden you would probably be a huge help. I found hanging out with my cat has helped out, as cats provide company but don't expect so much of you as people usually do.

Just as excessive exercise avoid all stimulants. Obviously drugs and alcohol are a big no no. I would avoid caffeine and sugar too.

As far as diet is concerned DO NOT do a low carb diet, low-calorie diet, a candida cleanse diet or whatever, this is a HUGE stress on your adrenals. Eat plenty of non gluten starch, plenty of non casein protein, plenty of healthy fats such as butter and coconut oil, and water to keep hydrated of course

Personally I'm of the opinion that nutrition should be used instead of supplements to the furthest extent possible. I currently supplement with vitamin D3 and nothing else since I live in Sweden. I am open to suggestions on supplements but basically a lot of the time they're very expensive, you never quite know if they're working and I think you can improve with diet and lifestyle changes

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,092
    • Total Posts
      920,314
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • WOW.  That looks eerily familiar.  Last December the temporary provider here at my local (rural) clinic gave me doxycycline to experiment with, but it was a mere ten milligrams.  Lol, no wonder it didn't help!  I'm glad you're feeling better.
    • I got cross contaminated some time ago & the rash came back pretty badly. I've attached a photo taken on June 11th of my back. It was also in my scalp, around my neck, on my front, shoulders, inner wrists and more.   Tonight I am not itching at all! I haven't itched all day long!!!! I can't take Dapsone because I'm allergic to sulfa drugs & Dapsone is a sulfa drug. Obviously that means I also can't take any of the other sulfa drugs that are used to treat dh after Dapsone is not an option. After those comes tetracycline. I really needed some relief! I began researching the dosage & particulars on tetracycline for dh. Extensive & exhaustive research did not pan out. The best I could find was treating Bullous phemphigoid. That said something like 500mg of tetracycline 4 times per day and about an equal amount of niacinimide. I really didn't want to take that much medication and in such strong doses. So my doctor (my PC doc) & I began experimenting. We tried Doxycycline 100mg twice a day. It seemed to be helping some but it just wasn't enough. Then we upped it to 200mg Doxycycline twice per day. It has taken about 5 days of that & I sit here not itching all day for the first time in a long, long time! This may not work for everyone. I did want to post it though as it is, at present, working for me. I am not thrilled at taking it but I have toughed this rash out before for years with no meds and I just couldn't do it again.
    • I laughed out loud at the 'little notebook' comment!😂 It has been interesting to see how much progress has actually been made over the past 10 years that there is even a notebook to be offered or a restaurant to eat in that will accommodate our 'allergy'. 10 years ago I feared that I would never eat in a restaurant again.  But the notebook comment is spot on.  Hopefully within the next 10 years restaurants will evolve enough to offer us a menu that clearly lists the delicious and extensive offerings that they have lovingly prepared just for us...and not just an ingredient list with nutritional values that take longer to read than War and Peace.   I am grateful that there are places to go that at least make the effort.  Who knows?  Eventually there may be restaurants which will have to offer menus with GLUTEN options available!
    • Thanks for posting this Adrien, it's a great list and I and others will appreciate the effort and the thought behind it. I loved my time in Malaysia and I'm glad I sampled all the food I could whilst I was still on an unrestricted diet. The good thing is that, like you say, some of the nice Malay foods are still ok. As a backpacker I survived on a lot of nasi goreng and laksa, nice to think if I return there I could still do the same Terima kasih!
    • I have posted on here before. DQ2, brother with celiac, DGP iGA was the only mildly elevated test. Was gluten-free so did 6 week challenge last winter. Negative biopsy. I am gluten-free now but do go out to eat. Prior to the challenge my health was good. Since then I have: Chest pain, pain between shoulder blades, periods of shortness of breath, heart palpitations, one instance of a heart arrythmia episode, neck is tender to touch on one side (they kept saying sinuses or TMJ which my dentist vetoed) ear ache, bowels never sink. Numbness and tingling. Blood pressure variations. Could be doing chores and feel dizzy and it might be 84/52.  not super low, but not typical for me if I'm running around the house.While other days I am mildly hypertensive. Recently lost 5 lbs in 8 days without trying. Recently electrolytes were low, alkaline phosphatese was low. Ferritin started dropping so started liquid iron 2-3 times per day 4 months ago. Primary watching that, I am not anemic but we are nowhere near iron overload either.  GI doc was a dick. Did not even know DGP replaced older tests and he was very condescending When I begged him for help recently and told me to get a second opinion which is exactly what I plan on doing.  I now have pain in my upper GI area. It is tender to touch. I had my gallbladder out in 97 along with a stone and infection in my bile duct. It hurts in this area. Pancreatic enzymes look fine, liver enzymes fine. Pancreatic ultrasound fine. I will now be doing a EUS Soon to look at bile duct, pancreas and liver.   so a typical day for me is that I might feel fine for a while and then suddenly feel like I'm going to pass out. really dizzy, numbness in odd places, like my body has been hijacked. I will typically eat a bunch of food something high protein and in about an hour or so I start to feel better. However, then my upper stomach starts to hurt in place of the passing out feeling. blood sugars are also normal. After getting the " it must be panic attacks" and condescending looks a million times my primary finally ordered an ultrasound of my sore neck and there is an abnormality in my thyroid which she says looks like possibly Hashti's. Except for one time, all my serum TSH tests were normal. We have more blood work on Monday. As I have not put on any weight and there are other symptoms that are closer to Graves.  Has anyone else had any thyroid issues that followed doing a gluten challenge?  where is your stomach pain? Do you have it above or below your belly button? Mine feels like it's in the pancreas area, like 2-3 inches above the belly button and when I push on it it's tender, but not all the time. sometimes i feel it in my back. 
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,123
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    ForeverYoung&GlutenFree
    Joined