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Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD

Are YOU affected?

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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD

Yep. I’m trying Lumino therapy this year. I was prescribed special glasses which I have to wear for 20_30 minutes every morning.

My kids say they make me look like an alien
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This is a well-known phenomena. Vitamin D3 supplement is recommended and may help.
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This is a well-known phenomena. Vitamin D3 supplement is recommended and may help.
Yep. I started taking supplements a few years ago and noticed a positive effect on my mood.

So far the light therapy seems less effective. I have a bit more energy in the morning, but it doesn’t seem to do anything for my mood.
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Yep. I started taking supplements a few years ago and noticed a positive effect on my mood.

So far the light therapy seems less effective. I have a bit more energy in the morning, but it doesn’t seem to do anything for my mood.
A day in the snow on a sunny day does alot of good.
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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD

Yes, every fall and winter. And every time it would start with me thinking "aaaw, I'm such a poor thing" (LOL) then after a week or so I'd wonder "hang on, why am I so down, all is going well". Just to realize I was lacking light.

A few years ago I got a Philips day-light. Worked well, I'd just turn it on in the mornings while zooming about, getting ready to leave. But I still had to go through the phase described above before actually put it to use.

Last summer my doctor detected a bad lack of vitamin D3 during a general blood-test. I take some ever since and this autumn I had absolutely no symptoms although I did notice the grey-in-grey season having started. But this year it was simply "eeeek, how unpleasant"-reaction.
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Yep, I am on prescription from my doctor. Every three weeks, I take the entire 100 I.E. bottle at once. It is alcohol based, so I make sure to consume it at work on Friday mornings. It gives me a nice little permitted buzz and I call it my Happy D3 Friday!

We also have a SAD lamp at home, it doesn't do much for me...but it helps my husband.
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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD

What helps me is the alarm clock from Philips. The light starts coming up slowly half an hour before wake up time and you then get bird song instead of the beep beep beep. Better start of the day.

+1 on the day light lamp
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Yep, I am on prescription from my doctor. Every three weeks, I take the entire 100 I.E. bottle at once. It is alcohol based, so I make sure to consume it at work on Friday mornings. It gives me a nice little permitted buzz and I call it my Happy D3 Friday!

We also have a SAD lamp at home, it doesn't do much for me...but it helps my husband.
That's a low dosage. In three weeks I take 33600IE. I decided on taking it once a week - my doctor also told me some people just gulp down a whole bottle at once which is okay.

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What helps me is the alarm clock from Philips. The light starts coming up slowly half an hour before wake up time and you then get bird song instead of the beep beep beep. Better start of the day.

+1 on the day light lamp
I got that one as well. Once after cleaning it went off untimely - I was kind of worried about what was going on amongst the birds outside, until I realized it wasn't them.
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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD

I wonder if this is more prevalent for those living in the plains near lakes, which are often under the 'sea of cloud'. Woke up to first real snow today, but it is brilliant sunshine now, so it helps. I think I would get really down if I lived under fog for months.
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Not every season like you seem to be
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Re: Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD

OMG i was just thinking of getting a sun lamp or a special light to lift my mood. Its so dark and foggy outside as well as in my flat.
My sister in law made her own, she loves it.
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