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
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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

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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
7
Tried for
Pain (7)
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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)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (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)

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

(Wellbutrin XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Fatigue (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 (7)
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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)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Drowsiness
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (5)
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Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Jittery feeling
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Fatigue (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Blurry vision Dizziness 3 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (4)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Deadened emotions Sex drive (libido) decreased
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Nature's Bounty Melatonin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN))
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (13 evaluations)
Side effects
Cramps in stomach Difficulty falling asleep 1 more
How many evaluations
13
Tried for
Fatigue (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 16
30s 45
40s 82
50s 91
60s 47
70+ 4

Sex

Distribution of sex

88% Female
12% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 21
20-29 years 29
30-39 years 42
40-49 years 45
50-59 years 20
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 147
Not Diagnosed 60

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