Adrenal Fatigue

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What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue or hypoadrenia is a term used to describe a state in which the adrenal glands are not providing adequate quantities of hormones, primarily cortisol. It is distinct from adrenal dysfunction disorders such as Addison's Disease.

Common symptoms reported by people with Adrenal Fatigue

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Adrenal Fatigue

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Insomnia (6)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Adrenal Fatigue (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Insomnia (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Fatigue (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortef)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Adrenal Fatigue (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)

Data from patients with Adrenal Fatigue, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Adrenal Fatigue

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Insomnia (6)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adrenal Fatigue (4 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Adrenal Fatigue (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ambien)
Perceived effectiveness
for Insomnia (5 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Insomnia (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Jittery feeling
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Wellbutrin XL)
Perceived effectiveness
for Depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Constipation Waking up during the night
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (3) Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cortef)
Perceived effectiveness
for Adrenal Fatigue (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Atrial Tachycardia Heart palpitations 1 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Adrenal Fatigue (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Stomach pain
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (3)

Data from patients with Adrenal Fatigue, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Adrenal Fatigue on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 17
30s 46
40s 69
50s 77
60s 36
70+ 3

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

88% Females
12% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 25
30-39 years 37
40-49 years 37
50-59 years 19
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 124
Not Diagnosed 53

These charts show data from Adrenal Fatigue patients who have completed their condition history
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