cfs with adrenaline over drive

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Hi There,

I thought I was well for a few years but recently I think I have just burnt myself out and i'm not sure if I was just living off adrenaline for a long time.

I was very ill 10 years ago with this but really thought I'd got past it. Does any body else have problems with the adrenaline...able to carry on for a few days and then crashing?

Would appreciate any help, many thanks

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    The push/crash cycle is extremely common. I'm sure we've all been there. This illness definitely affects the adrenal glands. That's why coffee and chocolate are not recommended.

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      I cut out all caffiene products for five months and it had absolutley no effect on any of my syptoms. Don't know if that is usual or unusual ...

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      I am so interested in you guys comments. How can I go about understanding the condition and really focusing on the process that you guys have been through to find success?
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    Hi there yes this is very much me too.

    I recently did my kids sports day and I thought I was pacing up til then and maybe getting healthier and recovering. But too much sun despite sun cream and covering up and fluids coupled with standing for two hours as well as having plantar fasciitis....It floored me.

    Funny thing was even that night i was running on adrenaline and couldn't sleep til 3am, tried to relax but couldn't.

    When I finally did I could've slept for a month. Next morning felt like I'd been run over by a steamroller and had to cancel a jobcentre appointment and my kids were off school too so a double whammy. I spent most of the day in bed. My palpitations were going crazy i honestly thought i was going to die of a heart attack.

    Sorry for going on but wanted you to know you are not alone.

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      Hi Sarah,

      I too have a problem sleeping when something triggers my adrenalin, as do many off you...

      But I thought I mention something else;

      I suffered from Plantar Fasciitis for years, on and off, but was magically cured when I got a "massage ball" from ebay, like a smaller, smoother pointed, tumble dryer ball and I have never had it again.  You just roll it under your foot and it lengthens the hamstrings and that illiminates the Plantar Fasciitis.

      Apologies for going off thread and off subject but if theres something that you can cross off your list of difficulties...  Then that's worth it!

      Hope that helps

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      Hi Dillemma, thanks for the tip, I was given exercises for PF, on a good day I still can't manage them so the massage ball would be a fab alternative. Good one!!!

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    There are things I have to use and do to relax myself, like taking relaxing herbs such as Passion Flower and Vervain, using essential oils in an oil diffuser, I'm using Ylang ylang at the moment. And tapping (EFT).

    I also use a light therapy box because as well as lifting my moods and being energising it also makes me more relaxed.

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      Hi Georgia, I'm still awake and it's gone 5 am! I'll have to try some of your herby remedies. Don't want sleeping pills cos I pay the price. I prob should know, but what is 'tapping' (EFT) ?

      Regards.

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      I've had so many of those nights--going to sleep as th sun is coming up. I do most of my reading, including the complete works of Jane Austen, between 1 am and 5 am.

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      I've messaged you Jk because my reply has been removed because I mentioned the name of a book on tapping!

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      Thanks for letting me know Georgia. I've looked it up on Internet. No offence intended to you Georgia, or anyone else, but I prefer to stick to public patient info. You have interesting info Georgia, you obviously do good research. Thanks for sharing it with us ??

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      Hi Jackie ! It's very frustrating isn't it? I went on a sleep course a few years ago. It was very helpful. We don't always fit into the culture that we're born into. In some countries they sleep twice, ie they have a siesta in the afternoon. The Eskimos used to have one hour sleeps 8 times during 24 hours, etc. The best thing that I learned is simply not to let it let it worry me if I miss a couple of nights sleep. I still suffer from insomnia but at least now I'm not anxious about it. I eventually looked up a relaxation session on Internet and fell asleep from about 6 til 11.30. I'll live! ??

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      You asked for the info but I wasn't allowed to post it. I was doing you a favour! 

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