A couple of years ago when i was first reading up on how to improve my hypothyroidism, i came upon a website that spoke of how "adrenal fatigue" complicates it. I'd never heard of such a thing before, but perusing the chart it sure hit home.
You see, i don't HAVE some of the classic symptoms of hypothyroidism (mine are those most closely associated with nutrient deficiencies). I should have a slow heartbeat and low blood pressure and poor appetite, but in fact, it's historically been the opposite. I used to be strung WAY too tight. Yep, i seemed to be exhibiting the "combination" problem.
So i tried a cheap-and-dirty remedy -- i started using tincture of licorice a couple of times a day, and concentrated on relaxation and stress-avoidance. It helped a LOT. I haven't felt the same kind of exhaustion i used to, in a long time. And when i was doing all that reading, "authorities" were pouring scorn on the whole idea that mere stress could result in depleted adrenal function....
As usual, when i was reading about what nutrients might bolster adrenal function, there was a lot of common factors with thyroid function -- vitamins A, C, E, quality proteins, magnesium and zinc.... No wonder that my adrenal function seems repaired, as my recent supplementation covers the bases pretty darned well. Note to self: start adding nutritional yeast to soups and things -- i already have a big bag of it in the freezer, because i used to use it regularly.
Oh, i also need to add, i had never "done" VLC when the "adrenal complication" made its presence known. When i began developing it, i hadn't even done LCHF. To blame burnout on LC is just plain nonsense, though i can see how it might exacerbate the problem.
Well, i obviously need to read up more on the situation ... now that it actually EXISTS! ;-)