7. Unexplained Diarrhea, Nausea and/or Vomiting
If your diarrhea, nausea or vomiting is caused by adrenal fatigue or adrenal insufficiency, such symptoms will likely be paired with the abdominal pain mentioned above.
Glucocorticoids help to control how and when food gets converted to energy, so if you don’t have enough of these hormones in your bloodstream then your normal digestive processes can be inhibited. A week or more of vomiting or loose stools suggests it’s time to take a trip to the doctor.
8. Mood Swings
Irritability and depression are the most common mood changes caused by adrenal gland problems.
These symptoms may be a direct result of hormone imbalances, or they may be secondary symptoms that are sparked by the wearing nature of being in constant pain or feeling unable to get restful sleep.
The above health issues are all connected to the phenomenon of adrenal fatigue, and many people ignore them entirely. However, the very same symptoms are also linked to other adrenal gland problems (e.g. Addison’s disease) and many common autoimmune disorders as well.
As such, it’s smart to submit to a full investigation in order to rule out serious diseases that can be treated with medication. Adrenal fatigue itself is still not recognized by many doctors (in spite of a wealth of anecdotal evidence), but if you can rule out every other relevant condition then reducing your stress levels is the best thing you can do.