I almost died last winter (no exaggeration). Doctors misdiagnosed me; gave me a bunch of medications I didn’t need and I had a really bad reaction.
Finally got to a couple of extraordinary “east meets west” doctors who found the root cause. Turns out that being a workaholic, drinking coffee and eating sugar over a long period of time can burn out the adrenal glands – which may affect the thyroid and heart among other things. Who knew?
My whole adult life, the regular docs would compliment me for my low blood pressure, not realizing it was a sign my adrenal glands weren’t working properly. The regular docs aren’t seeing adrenal burnout because there’s no ICD code (yet!). In fact the regular docs may be suffering from it themselves!
Check out the book Adrenal Fatigue by Dr. James Wilson. The good news is you can test yourself; there are also various lab tests for it. The other good news is that the recovery plan is simple and straightforward. I’m feeling great now!
This experience was helpful for me. As a master’s level psychologist, writer, organizer, and transition coach, I always pay attention to the experiences I have to see what I can learn. From there I can be of greater benefit when I share with others. One thing I learned was how to organize time in a way that lends greater support to attaining and maintaining excellent physical health. It’s got to be made a priority, or it’ll get lost in the busy-ness of life. There needs to be a balance between work and play…
I share organizing guidelines and ideas to help you stay on keel physically, mentally and emotionally. These levels of organizing will, in turn, increase your health in various ways.
At 50, I’m stopping to smell the roses a little more often now. If not now, when?