I did a post on coping methods for withdrawal syndrome in December. Traffic goes way down during the holiday months so I though I'd highlight it here again as I make it available in the archive system I've set up. While I'm at it I'll list the whole navigation system. For easy reference it's always listed on the sidebar to the right here on the blog. I continue to work on presenting the archives in some sort of reasonable fashion for easy access. There are close to 3,000 posts on the blog now many of which remain topical. It's an ongoing job.
In many ways, withdrawal syndrome is the opposite of adrenal fatigue. -- In withdrawal syndrome, the theory is that the brain is sending erratic "fight or flight" signals to the adrenals and the adrenals are obediently responding with adrenaline and cortisol, as they are designed to do. -- The normal diurnal cortisol cycle may be exaggerated, as we see when people wake up with panic or anxiety due to the morning cortisol spike. However, there may be waves or surges of cortisol on and off throughout the day, felt as waves of what we call neuro-anxiety, neuro-melancholy, or neuro-panic (they seem to be coming from the body instead of the emotions), as well as other symptoms of autonomic upset such as palpitations, dizziness, and brain zaps or tingling. … [click on title for the rest of the post]