I have a history of mental illness on both sides of my fam, and I and several sibs live with SAD. I spent one winter on Prozac and hated it--I felt fuzzy and kind of dull-headachy. Ick. The winter I was pg was wonderful; I was so happy. This past was OK; bf seems to help.
We all tend to gain weight in winter, and then lose it (but I am talking well over 10 lb) in summer; we seem to swing kind of manic in spring and summer. I spent 2 yrs in Morocco, where winter is short and very mild, and I had no noticeable symptoms.
I know from experience that daily, moderate exercise really helps me, but I have real trouble motivating to move in winter.
Right now, I know bf is helping me keep an even keel in life, but I'd be open, too, to lifestyle-type approaches to mood management, rather than med or "treatments." Suggestions?