THE STARTLING TRUTH … ABOUT BEING STARTLED!
We joke about someone stomping on our very last nerve, but does it ever feel like EVERY nerve is your last nerve? What about the following – how do you rate?
— Are you jumpy?
— Do you startle easily?
— Are you unable to tune out people, sounds, and noises that drive you crazy?
— Do you overreact to surprises?
If the answers to the above questions are mostly or all yes, you may have troubles that could … a-hem, startle you.
It may be an adrenal issue.
And not just an issue, but a significant adrenal issue! There are, in fact, many surprising symptoms that can indicate that your adrenal system is in trouble. The adrenals are powerhouse glands that govern thyroid function and your male/female hormones so if you think either of those are wacky, it’s time to look “upstream.” Looking into whether or not you’re affected by adrenal dysfunction can be crucial to your recovery and healing journey.
Look at it this way. Thinking of a clock, the face itself could represent the thyroid and the hands could represent the hormones. But the battery/electricity that makes it all run? That’s the adrenal system. And, that system can spiral out of control leaving you to feel exhausted, moody, in pain, and anxious.
But let’s get real. The only thing more confusing (and known for conflicting reports) than the thyroid function and hormones would be the adrenal system. Should we treat the thyroid once dysfunction is present or treat the adrenals? How do we know if either system is under or over performing? Medical tests are often inconclusive. And then there’s the hormones … ugh. Hormone therapies vary radically. And, are there lasting negative effects?
I deal with adrenal challenges myself. In my quest to learn more, I’ve sought new and enlightening info from an adrenal guru who has screened thousands of patients to review their levels of adrenal insufficiency. I’m so fortunate to partner with him on this all-important topic and at this stage, I can only say (with contained excitement!) that you’ll hear more on our partnership in the very near future.
For now, know that if your kids roll their eyes at you when you jump out of your skin when the UPS driver bangs at your door – you’re not alone. And, your body may be telling you there’s an imbalance that affects your ability to handle change, surprises, and frustrations on an even keel.
Stay tuned for more fascinating info on this complex subject.
Do you think adrenal issues may be a problem for you? Let me know what you think. Would you like to hear more surprising symptoms of adrenal dysfunction?