Don't Even Know Where To Begin

Discussion in 'Mental Issues' started by Axmann, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. Axmann

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    I'm a 24-year old male with a long history of the following conditions:
    -Dysthymia
    -ADD-PI
    -Social anxiety
    -Insomnia
    -The combination of symptoms that people refer to as "adrenal fatigue"

    I have tried what feels like everything to help me, including many prescription medications and MANY, MANY supplements.

    I just finished 4 years of nursing school, earned my Bachelor's degree, and also got my RN and EMT license/certification, and I am absolutely *exhausted*

    My current issue is chronic dehydration, headaches, dizziness, and blurred vision. This is very similar to what people describe when they talk about adrenal fatigue, but I know many here don't believe in it. I'm not too proud to ask for help in many places, because I honestly don't know what to do any more.
     
  2. encerent

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    Start with food. Are you eating some of the basic things suggested by RP for everyone? OJ, milk, gelatin, and basic supps (fat soluables)?
     
  3. X3CyO

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    Sugar: as much as possible
    Juice
    Coconut oil 90% or more saturated
    Gelatin 10-20g
    Multivitamin
    Coffee/caffiene with aspirin 1:1 ratio possibly with k2 if you end up with bleeding issues

    Drop all other supplements

    Stop eating processed food
    Start eating potatoes and white rice over all other starches
    Avoid PUFA


    If diet isnt great then supplements will not work and will raise stress hormones.. other than that, just learn as much as you can through peat. Functional alps has a sparknotes like format of peats works for a quick overall view.
     
  4. Tarmander

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    Start with digestion. I wish I could go back in time and tell my younger self to skip all the liver detox and adrenal help and yada yada and focus on digestion. One of the best things you can do is get a "Ph.D." In your own digestion. What effects what, at what time, in what combinations, in what amounts. It would be an investment you would never regret. Food journals, etc, all that.
     
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    Axmann

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    I have a horrifically bad "diet", if you could call it one at all. I've always had a very poor appetite, compounded by dysthymia/depression.
     
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    What macro nutrient percentage do you reccomend?
     
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    Good advice. What have you found is best for digestion?
     
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    How is your sleep patterns at the moment?
     
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    I can't do the raw carrot, although some here can. I find it gives me too much endotoxin. I am a big fan of charcoal and tonic water. But the real value is finding out how everything affects you. Peat always talks about like this little thing causing irritation, or to avoid that small ingredient...the way you get there is to really pay attention to digestion.
     
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    This.
     
  11. Bahaa El wazzan

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    @Axmann change slowly

    or youre gonna get every day sick as i did
    change slowly
     
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    for what they named it adrenal fatigue

    whenever you feel it
    fill a liter of water then add 1/4 teaspoon of salt

    and drink it slowly like a cup every 10 minutes

    for me thats how i heal what they named it adrenal fatigue

    good luck
     
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    poor appetite i believe its serotonin

    i donno if you used to "intermittent fasting"
    or paleo
    or fish oils
     
  14. X3CyO

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    This.

    Carbs up to 80%, always protein around 100-150G for most weights 20 of that from gelatin, and up to 30% fat, but definitely no more.
     
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    I actually do have some plain gelatin on hand, but what about the potential for tryptophan depletion? Wouldn't this be an issue for me since I have insomnia, low appetite, and depression?
     
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    God I hate insomnia. Nothing really goes when when you can't sleep. And you can't really sleep well unless most things are going well.
     
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    Tryptophan... insomnia...
    I personally dont know. I do just what I told you: So long as my feet and hands are warm, I usually sleep well.
    Ive done up to 30G gelatin and have been fine. I cant reccommend all protein coming from gelatin as of yet however.

    http://www.functionalps.com/blog/2012/06/12/10-tips-for-better-sleep/ <- pretty good article
     
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    80% carbs and 30% fat doesn't add up my friend?
     
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    80% carbs or less
    35% fat or less. 10 minimum
    35% protein or less. 10 minimum

    You can fill in any of the numbers so long as it adds up to 100%

    35 35 30
    60 30 10
    80 10 10
     
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    Wanna spell it out a bit more? Roughly what and how much, or a cronometer sapshot? People come with such varied ideas about what 'good' and 'bad' diet means.

    The food you eat is the raw materials and fuel to build, repair and run your body. Having a good go at making sure it gets what it needs can be a good place to start.
    Are you chronically dehydrated from drinking too little or too much or sth else?
    Getting regular sunlight is also important.
     
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