How Long Does It Take To Heal from Adrenal Fatigue?
How Long does it take to recover from adrenal fatigue?
The answer is it depends. It might not be what you wanted to hear, but I’m here to tell you the truth. It really depends on your starting place and what stage of adrenal fatigue you have. Many Americans eat way too much sugar and live on caffeine. Did you know the average American eats 160 lbs of sugar per year?!?! Crazy right? If that’s you, it might take longer to heal as you have to change your lifestyle habits etc. Do you pound caffeine every few hours? If so, the healing process will take longer. Do you eat enough vegetables? Do you take the proper supplementation to help boost your adrenals? All of these things play a role.
Do you have Help?
Not asking for help in our society has become an epidemic in my opinion. If you’re someone who is doing everything for you and your family, the likely you have burnout and higher stress levels is very high. Are you able to get help? If not, can you pay someone to offload you? Rest is paramount in healing from adrenal fatigue. If you’re unable to ask or accept help, your road to recovery will be longer. If you’re ok with asking for help anytime you need it, or are too tired, your recovery time will be much faster.
Resting doesn’t mean you’re Lazy
It’s ok to take breaks. It’s ok to rest. That doesn’t make you lazy. Resting is part of being healthy. I know it’s hard, but saying no to things so that you can relax will help you heal faster. Many people I council get very stressed about not being able to do things they were doing before their adrenals fatigued. I use this example with a lot of people. Pretend you broke your leg and your doctor told you that it would be in a cast for 6 weeks. You wouldn’t immediately sign up to run a marathon and be upset that you can’t run it would you?
So, think of adrenal fatigue like a broken leg. You have to be ok with with just laying in bed or sitting on the couch a bit longer than usual and possibly for longer than you want to. The more help and rest you can get the faster you will recover from adrenal fatigue.