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Is there anyone here who is effected by seasonal blues or even during bad weather or overcast days?
It's only mid November and I can already tell this winter is going to be hard. I've had this problem my whole life, even when I was a child. I try to get as much as sunlight as possible. I force myself to go out and be with other people. Thank goodness for Thanksgiving & Christmas because it keeps me busy.

What is your way of dealing with it?

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Do you have Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD?

I catch a lot of flak for my feelings about the topic of depression in general, because while I acknowledge that it is real and does exist, I think too many people allow themselves to feel helpless against it.

I'll say it until my last days, the mind is the most powerful thing in the world, it can easily defeat depression and other ills, you just have to put in the effort and believe.

Oh and get lots of vitamin D, both kinds

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Mine is more based on being cooped up for days on end than the dark overcast days.

There will be quite a few days this winter Ill just bundle up in warm cloths and go sit by the fire ring in the back yard with a roaring fire. It gets me outside breathing the fresh air and seems to be all it takes to wipe out some of the winter funk.



And Irish Whiskey. Lots of Irish Whiskey.

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Football offsets the misery of fall/winter/cold weather for me.

Plus I work indoors and go outside as little as possible when it's cold so there's that.

I fuging HATE cold weather, hate it. I'd rather it be 100 and humid than below 50.


It is my understanding that this winter is supposed to be a cold one. Yay.

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LIAG, you need to get you a sun lamp

[img]http://www.timmonsdesign.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/sun_lamp_1.jpg[/img]

And yes, a bear skin rug too.

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When I wake up if can tell if it's going to be a glum day or not. I woke up at 6 this morning and I could feel it before I even got out of bed. I try not to let it affect my mood but I can feel it, it will make my whole body ache. I get up and keep going anyway. Today I'm finishing up the Christmas child boxes and I need to go out and pick up some more things to stuff them full.

The vit d thing is an issue. I have been on prescription doses of it off and on for about 5 years. when I'm not on the Rx dose, I take 4,000 IU/day. If I ever stop taking it, my vit d level will plummet. I also have to take 1600mg calcium daily because it's low as well. It is my understanding that these two things work together and it will cause body aches and depression symptoms if they are low.

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I fuging love winter. I get depressed during the winter now because I live at the fuging lame ass beach and there's not poo to do here in the winter. Ugh.

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Sun lamps, midget tossing, and work keep me from getting down.


I second biscuit, I hate <50 degree weather. fug this poo.
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Leaving work when it's dark sucks.

Not being able to go to the boat and have beers after work sucks.

Having to wear a jacket sucks.

Our football team sucks.
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I don't mind cold weather until Jan 1. After that, it sucks and I'm ready for spring more than anything.

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while I do live in an area that gets cold and snowy winters, at least the sun shines here lots during the winter. My wife lived on the west coast before we met and she used to hate the winters...4 or 5 months of grey! I'll take the sun and cold over the grey.


get the lights...they are supposed to do wonders...and increase your vitamin D intake, you really can't take too much

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Just play this on repeat in the background for the next 4 months...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HleLTn60BxE

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