Adrenal Fatigue - Wondering if anyone else gets numbness or the shakes?
I recently was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue, restless leg syndrome, and periodic limb movement disorder. Apparently, I think I'm sleeping but I'm really not, which ended up weakening my adrenal gland.
I could be considered a hypersomniac but right now we think its just the lack of sleep at night plus the adrenal fatigue. Now everyday is a new challenge.
I sometimes have problems reading, problems sitting for a long time..and even problems eating..meaning keeping food down, my hands and feet will get suddenly cold, and I have a hard time remembering things.
I take a lot of meds.. from adrenal supplements, DHEA (15mg) and 5000 D3 vitamins..cause my body doesn't metabolize vitamin D naturally.
For about 8 months I have been getting numbness in both my hands and feet, while I'm walking, or sitting..it just comes out of nowhere.
The requip helps (what I am taking for rls) but today I got another hit and in frustration I decided to finally start talking about it.
I also get leg cramps like crazy and one time I had charlie horses in both of my legs for 30 minutes. Which is why I decided to take a medical leave of absence from school.
I ended up hurting my back from a really simple activity that led to me investigating things more in depth.
I also get sick (i.e..not being able to keep food down), and I can't drink alcohol anymore. Even when I try to force myself to keep it down, I will just get sick the next morning.
This counts for all alcohols, beer,liquors, and now even a glass of wine will do it). I never was a big drinker, just social.
I think it might be related to extreme stress..yet my life doesn't seem that stressful.
I was a great student, working in a couple of really nice labs, I was in line for grad school, and on pretty much a full scholarship. I live in a beautiful home with my bf for 6 years, and great friends who are truly supportive.
I even have two awesome cats, and I can't understand why this is happening now. I think depression with adrenal fatigue may simply be the cause missing my old life.
I checked with my pharmacist to see if there was any drug interactions, she said no. I thought the vitamin D3 was the culprit but my new labs came in and I am at the low end of the normal scale.
I guess I am just wondering because adrenal fatigue is often misunderstood, if anyone has experienced numbness, quick changes in limb temperature.
What I mean is that your hands will be fine one minute and then freezing the next, or if you go outside it will take a really long time (like an hour or so) to warm up, or if your really sensitive to temps.
Other issues are headaches, and random body shakes...not like a seizure but more of a conscious shake. Its not long, it just hits me and passes.
(Honestly I can't even believe I am writing about this! Sometimes I just feel like a crazy person going through all this, but I'm desperate!
Thanks for any help or advice. I've read a couple of articles on here about adrenal fatigue and they've given me hope. I just really hope I can get back to feeling normal soon.