Adrenal exhaustion

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What is adrenal exhaustion?

Adrenal fatigue is a term used to describe a state in which the adrenal glands are not providing adequate quantities of hormones, primarily cortisol. Adrenal exhaustion is the worsening state of adrenal fatigue in which the adrenal glands can not maintain an adequate output of steroid hormones.

Common symptoms reported by people with adrenal exhaustion

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with adrenal exhaustion

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
2
Tried for
adrenal exhaustion (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Homeopathy Fibromyalgia Relief)
Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Shaklee Vita C)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
adrenal exhaustion (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamins)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for adrenal exhaustion (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
adrenal exhaustion (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Homeopathy Fibromyalgia Relief)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Methyl B-12 Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Shaklee Vita C)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
adrenal exhaustion (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vitamins)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

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


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 1
40s 4
50s 2
60s 3
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 10

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 5
Not Diagnosed 1

These charts show data from adrenal exhaustion patients who have completed their condition history
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