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I suspect adrenal fatigue based on saliva tests and they way

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I suspect adrenal fatigue based on saliva tests and they way I feel. Very sluggish in the morning and get somewhat better as the day goes by. I started Pristiq and it seems to help. I'm just afraid that it will not last that I need more nutritional support for my condition. I do take Ashwaganda, B Complex, and Vitamin C.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I showed my doctor my saliva test and he did not seem to put much credence. I recently was diagnosed with Glutin sensitivity so that may have contributed to my condition. I take Atacand, Aciphex, Linzess, and Paxil. I also have sleep apnea. Additionally, I have low T which I take a compound prescription.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I've always had a hard time sleeping. I'm better in that aspect, but I could still use some help. I do have allegries.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


You already have reasons for your symptoms.

A lot of them, from medication side effects to low testosterone.

I would not really add adrenal fatigue into the mix.

Adrenal fatigue is due to chronic stress, and that has to change, and is the essential treatment.

Along with a nutrient dense, anti inflammatory diet.

If you tell me your diet exactly I will critique that.

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