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#1 of 4 Old 02-05-2011, 08:58 PM - Thread Starter
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I believe I really have issues that could be described as "Seasonal Affect Disorder".  They have been particularly bad the past couple weeks.  This is a recurring event (essentially January, February, and early March).  The worst month by far is always February.  I can't afford to go someplace "sunny" during these months.  I don't even know if that would really help.  Anyone else affected similarly--are there any herbs/supplements/??? that seem to help.  What are the potentially negative side effects with them?

 

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I know it isnt "natual" but during the worst of my worst times (Feb), I make a couple of visits to the tanning bed. Im white, white, white and getting a tan isnt even in the realm of possibilities for me, but I feel AMAZING when I leave, and I figure 2-3 visits (for less than 10 mintues) a year isnt going to kill me.

 

Ive tried the fancy lightbulbs, and it didnt really help.


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vitamin D supplements have helped me a great deal.  I had my blood tested and I was deficient.  Regular supplements help and I notice if I miss them for a few days, it makes a difference.


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I've had SAD forever and a day. Getting outside each day (walking for 20-30 min) in the sunshine everyday helps. You don't need to go anywhere for that. And this is as natural as it gets. A blood test for your vitamin D levels might be in order (check everything else, too) as someone else mentioned. Some of the special lighting helps some ppl, but research it well if you go in that direction. Personally, I'd do the first two first. winky.gif Winter will be here again before we know it. 


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