It would seem there are hundreds of thousands of individuals that have stressed out their adrenals through poor diet and daily stress. Previously a list of symptoms was given. If you have a lot of these it would in no way hurt to do an elimination diet for a couple of months. This will boost your energy, too. If you identify with the following, it is suggested even more.
The typical day for those suffering from adrenal insufficiency looks a lot like this: trouble feeling rested on waking, typically not before 9am if you can help it, a little bit better feeling after eating breakfast. After eating lunch you begin to feel sluggish and tired and just want to lie down. Around 5pm-6pm you feel a bit more alert. By 11pm you are in bed. Some people are so bad off they feel so awake after laying down they cannot sleep.
You may have low blood pressure or a strange heart beat on occasion. Blood sugar tests will be normal. The problem is hormonal and hard to diagnose until Addison’s Disease sets in and the adrenals fail.
It is strongly encouraged that you get to your local health store that sells naturopathic medicine. Talk to a professional. For a couple of months you will need to supplement your diet with magnesium, probably melatonin, vitamin C, and a couple of other things depending on the severity of your condition.
Along with this, please alter your diet. Increase your water intake. Stop eating simple carbs. This surprisingly includes corn, carrots, potatoes. Eat vegetables like peppers, eggplant, cauliflower, tomatoes as well as food high in potassium. Avoid fruit high in sugar. Apples, berries, kiwi, pineapple and watermelon are okay. No caffeine. No smoking. No alcohol. No tea. Go herbal. Avoid sweeteners, too. Eat small meals frequently.
Finally, rest. Cut out all exercise except a gentle stroll. Get as much sleep as possible. Take 10 minute naps every couple of hours. These things will increase your chances of recovery as you support your adrenal system. It is a hard road, but not impossible. There are plenty of resources online and people to help. The first step is the hardest. But the view upon recovery is lovely.