3. Dizziness or Head-rush When Standing
Recovering from the symptoms of severe adrenal fatigue means spending a lot of time relaxing on the couch. If you have been lying or sitting on the couch for a few hours, be careful when you stand up to go to the bathroom.
One of the primary positive functions of cortisol is regulating blood pressure. Adrenal fatigue reduces the amount of cortisol produced by the adrenal glands. If you have been lying on the couch for an extended period, the chances are your blood pressure has dropped, especially if it’s in the late afternoon or evening.
When you stand up, the lowered BP will produce a sometimes violent head-rush accompanied by a brief spell of temporary blindness. Make sure that you hold on to the arm of the chair or couch and stand up slowly to avoid fainting. Consolidate your thoughts and pull yourself together before you take your first step.