“ The oh-so-important puzzle piece ”
I was taking at least one, if not two, naps per day, for 2-3 hours at a time. I could sleep 10-12 hours at night and wake up feeling as though I never slept at all. My alarm would sound in the morning, and it would take everything I had just to be able to get out of bed. I would lay there and mentally coach myself… “Come on, Allyssa. You can do it. Mind over matter. Just roll yourself out of bed. Just do it. You got this.” I did this LITERALLY. EVERY. DAY. I felt extremely overwhelmed by stressful situations. The smallest challenges exhausted me. I found myself lacking in strength, motivation, joy, libido, focus, you name it. It was like I had permanently parked on a sleepy, little cloud in La-La Land. Eventually I just had to ask, “What the hell is wrong with me?” Now, I had been diagnosed with Lyme Disease a few years back. I had been retested twice after my most recent treatment, and each test came back negative. So, why was I still so tired? Why, at age 25, was I feeling just as exhausted as my father who had went through 15 years of cancer treatments? I went to see a Chronic Disease Specialist, as well as a highly-respected Endocrinologist, who both had their way with my blood work and still couldn’t tell me what was wrong. We ran about 15 different blood tests and the response I got was, “I don’t know what to tell you, Allyssa. Everything is ‘in range’. I think you may just be working yourself too hard.” All I could say was, “You have to be freaking kidding me. I’m 23 years old and can barely get out of bed in the morning, I need two 24-oz Wawa coffees just to be able to start to function in the morning, but yea, I’m just working too hard.” I COULD NOT BELIEVE they were just giving up on me. I felt so hopeless, so defeated, so lost. I knew something was going on in my body. And for 3 different doctors to look at me like I was some type of hypochondriac was NOT going to be the end of my story. I started trying to connect with others who had Lyme Disease. I actually got connected to my old pre-school teacher, whose entire family had Lyme at some point or another. She told me about a holistic M.D that she used to see and with whom she saw great progress. She informed me that I didn’t have to have Lyme Disease to be seen by him, but that two-thirds of his patients had Lyme Disease. So he was extremely knowledgeable of the functionality, treatments, and side effects of the disease. Through the correct testing, and by looking at my blood work ranges on a PERSONAL level rather than a general level, we were able to include that my Adrenal health was absolutely compromised. In fact, it was labeled “Adrenal Fatigue”. My next question being, “What the heck is that?”
What types of stress stimulate the adrenals? ALL TYPES: physical stress, mental stress, emotional stress. In my case, we contribute my Adrenal Fatigue to Lyme Disease, high physical stress due to competing, and some of life’s challenging personal events.
Let me tell you. Most health professionals who practice Western Medicine won’t even acknowledge Adrenal Fatigue as a real syndrome. They would rather label it as “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome”, which is basically the label put on you when these professionals have no idea what is wrong with you, and they use it as a cop-out.
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You are not crazy. You are not alone. This is your health. This is your LIFE.
By working with the right professionals, you can heal!
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