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Re: 2nd Q on paradoxical stim. response - z, anybody? KaraS

Posted by zeugma on September 7, 2004, at 17:53:52

In reply to Re: 2nd Q on paradoxical stim. response - z, anybody? zeugma, posted by KaraS on September 5, 2004, at 21:32:06

The symptoms have changed. Up until the last few years (except for one summer), my depressions were more anxious and I had panic attacks at times. Now they're more anergic. I don't know if that's totally a function of adrenal fatigue or just coincidental. If it weren't for that one summer I had early on that was also anergic, I'd be more inclined to say that the adrenal fatigue is definitely responsible. I'm not as worried about panic attacks now. I don't know that my body could muster that kind of response presently. The lethargy is horrible though. I really envy those people who have a ton of energy and motivation. It would be nice to be able to concentrate and easily earn a living too. I imagine you understand what I'm saying! >>

Only too well (and sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you, it's Back to School time for me and I have been experiencing severe anxiety). I would accept the theory that your early depressions were so anxious that they depleted your adrenals, leading to adrenal fatigue-but why hasn't that happened to me? (Allow me my moment of self-pity. I'm not feeling well.) Seriously, it is possible that that is what happened. Alternatively, you might have adapted to the anxiety- 'habituated' is the word psychologists like to use- and, as you say, the adrenal fatigue came along as a coincidence.In that case, I suppose the supplement route that Larry would recommend would be best, maybe accompanied by a low dose of a non-stimulating AD. Is adrenal fatigue considered a possible cause of a type of depression, or of a depression-like reaction? Sorry, not thinking clearly, but I'm trying to get at a distinction. (It's a no-go right now. not feeling well.)

About the envy of those with energy, I agree 100 percent. It is like I am famished for energy and others are feasting away, not thinking that what they have is anything special, but it boggles my mind to watch them. (I should feel better when my stomach settles down.)

-z


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