Hi, Dr. Lam, I see a lot of people recommend you for adrenal issues
Hi, Dr. Lam, I see a lot of people recommend you for adrenal issues, so I thought I’d ask a question.
I have had fairly severe hypoadrenia for a couple of years. I am slowly getting better, but I have a newer symptom that is troubling. Basically, it has to do with breathing. When I do a deep breath, or even moderately deep, I get a strange feeling in my chest/lungs. It’s as If I just walked up a very long and steep stairway. It doesn’t seem to happen if I breathe more into my belly, and it varies throughout the day. Sometimes I don’t notice it, other times, more at night, it lasts awhile. It’s doubly unsettling because a nice deep breath can be relaxing, so it’s taking that away. I don’t smoke and have never had breath issues before.
Have you seen this as a symptom of adrenal issues? As I said, I have been feeling a bit better, feeling more relaxed, a bit more energy, but then this cropped up. I think it was there in a much smaller form in the past, and it seemed to me it might be a nervous system feeling in my chest.
I am on a pretty basic protocol – lots of sleep, B vitamins, morning sea salt, 25 mg DHEA (advised after saliva test with Clymer Healing Center, levels had been getting lower), and good healthy food, no stimulants caffeine or sugar.
This is not common, but not very unusual. Usually there is something else going on and only a detailed history and questioning will be able to find out. There are also many other metabolic possibilities. Without more detail, I am not able to grasp the full picture, and thus my response can be only very general. Bear in mind that with adrenal fatigue, there is often a catabolic state and loss of electron in the cellular structure. A wide variety of muscular and neurological symptoms can present itself, including respiratory issues. Without strong muscles, it is not possible to take a deep breath, for example.