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I'm coming to realize my depression is seasonal. During March - August I have some rough weeks, but nothing like sept - feb. However, I THINK this is mainly because all the bad things in my life have happened during this season. I have a feeling of anxiety, based on past occurances that something new and bad will be waiting for me in this time. I have a reliving of all the past events, like 'anniversaries' of all the bad things and feelings. Now for the meds, I don't know if I should cover up this depression with meds. I kind of feel like I need to grieve and deal with my pain (although I am not dealing with it well). But the depression is really disrupting my life and I can't lock myself in a room for half the year!! I guess I'm looking to get some different perspectives / opinions of my situation. Thanks!!
 

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Have you tried light therapy?<br><br><br><a href="http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/seasonal-affective-disorder/MH00023" target="_blank">http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sea...sorder/MH00023</a>
 

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Take vitamin D-3! It can really help with depression over the winter months. Many people are deficient in this vitamin, which isn't really a vitamin but a hormone.<br><br>
You can ask your doctor to order a test of your levels to see if you're deficient, or just try supplementing and see if you notice a difference in how you feel. I take about 5000 IU/day in the winter and it makes a huge difference for me (after many years of suffering from seasonal depression). Light therapy never worked for me like Vit D-3 does.<br><br>
Lots of great info here: <a href="http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/" target="_blank">http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/</a>
 

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Thanks! I will try the vitamin D and getting out more regularly. We'll see how I respond and Then I will try the actual light therepy. I'll report back in a few weeks. Thank you!!
 
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