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    Sad!!

    I think I'm already suffering from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). It was so gloomy and rainy here today. Humid, too. Nothing like fall in MS. Could wear shorts on Thanksgiving Day!!

    I read somewhere that there is a light or light bulbs or something similar that simulates natural daylight and it especially for people who have SAD. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? If I can find it, will buy it for myself for Christmas. Can't be more expensive than having the lights on in all the rooms. HaHa

    Got to get stimulated and start sewing!!

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    I sure understand what you are saying. That happens to me also, so will watch this thread for any answers. I live in North Dakota, and I work a 10 hour day, so I am on the road at 615am, and don't get home till 615 at night. It is 40 minute drive. So, it is dark when I go to work and dark when I drive home. So, sometimes when I am at home and the sun is shining, I just sit in the chair and soak it up.

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    I live in Alaska, so I know all to well of which you speak!
    They have had small desktop sized SAD lights at Costco in the past, might be worth a look.
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    Hope this will brighten all of your gloomy days (also hope its the right thing your looking for), here's a link I found:
    http://www.fullspectrumsolutions.com...Fcqa7Qod33taqg

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    This is a second link I found which maybe closer to what you need I think I need one for me too

    http://www.verilux.com/light-therapy...Fcfv7Qodwy3yrg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila_H View Post
    This is a second link I found which maybe closer to what you need I think I need one for me too

    http://www.verilux.com/light-therapy...Fcfv7Qodwy3yrg
    A friend of mine loves her Verilux Happy Light. You can purchase them at Walgreens. I also remember an employee at our clinic (Mayo) who had one and she said hers is because she is in her office for many hours of the day using the computer. Her office is probably standard small office with no windows. Makes sense to have one when you don't see the outside world for long stretches at a time.
    Last edited by NanaCsews2; 11-26-2011 at 08:15 PM.

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    Also increase your vit. D intake. Low Vit D is associated with quite a few medical issues in women, depression, obesity, breast cancer to name a few. My doc has me on 4000iu daily. Plus you need 15minutes in the sun WITHOUT sunscreen per day if you can. (it's got to do with how your body converts Vit D to a useable form. Have as much exposed skin as you can stand. When it's really cold I try for 5min at a time so I don't freeze! LOL) That and the full spectrum light have really helped me. I was able to come off the antidepressant that I would take from October until May!

    Oh with the light, 15minutes is plenty of time. I had one on my desk at work to light my dark little corner. Don't use it in the evening or after about 3pm. You don't want to throw off your natural sleep rhythms.

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    My Dr. put me on 25,000 daily for two weeks and then decreased it to 10,000 a day during the winter. Getting 15 min of sun on 25% of your body you get over 25,000 units. During good weather I make it a priority to sit in the sun for 20 min with bare arms and legs. A simple blood test will show a vitamin D deficiency but you have to ask for it. Most Dr.s don't think about it or dismiss it thinking you get enough with foods and sun. If you aren't in the sun at all you need vitamin D in amounts you can't get in foods. Also vitamin C is important, way over the recommended amounts set as standard. Humans and frogs are the only animal species that cannot make their own vitamin C. Too much to go into but Vitamin C is very important on a daily basis. Ester C is the best for absorption. Vitamins and bright lights and you should be in a good mood all winter.
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    Have you been officially diagnosed with SAD? If you have, your Dr. might be able to give you a medical device prescription for a high powered light. From what I have read, (my mom suffers from SAD) you need to sit in front of the lights for at least 30 mins. in the morning. I think you would have to get mighty close to a Verilux bulb. Ultralux or Blue Max might be better. You need at least 10,000 lux, so make sure you get that with whatever light you choose.
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    I suffer from S.A.D. also, think I was meant to be a bear and hibernate all winter. I do like the cooler temps.
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