January 27, 2019 at 3:55 pm #8552
Hi, all. Cinnamon Grammy here. I thought I would share some new info about how to treat SAD/depression. I hope it helps someone.
I have depression which is exacerbated by Seasonal Affective Disorder in the winter. (I think I have been depressed most of my life, with a touch of anxiety, and just did not know it.) I complained to my MD at the last check-up about the meds not working very well. Well, mostly Hubby did because I argue with him more and tell him that he is wrong. The MD took a blood test to determine which medication I should use.
Apparently there are now DNA tests that determine which meds are taken up by your system better than others. He sent a letter back saying the one that I was on was not effective and recommended a change of medication. Hopefully that will work.
The Prepper issue with this is, of course, I have about 90-days worth of my current pills stashed. LOL. Well, some is better than none when the stores run out.
January 27, 2019 at 10:25 pm #8561
Probiotics help (gut health affects the mind) along with Vitamin D.
January 28, 2019 at 5:41 am #8570
Seriously , thats the only cure . I also have that , however its the opposite of the most common variety . I hate warm climates . I was in an area of perpetual heat and sun , the effects are the same . Only way to resolve that is to relocate . I went from AZ to Maine . Black and white difference , I no longer have that issue .
January 28, 2019 at 12:21 pm #8575
Tokil: Moving is how I discovered that I had SAD. I worked in Hawaii for three years. When I returned to Minnesota, in November, I immediately spiraled down. My daughter noticed it and my now Hubby found a light. Relief in a month. I love my light – Sunbox DL at http://www.sunbox.com. I have long breakfasts under the lamp
Red Carnation: I had not heard of that. However, I have recently discovered that I can not tolerate dairy products. While I have known this, I have used Lactaid for symptom relief. That no longer works. I have been taking pro- and pre-biotics for the last month in order to be less intolerant. It will be interesting to see if it also helps with SAD. But with changing anti-depressants at the same time it will be difficult to determine which helped the most.
Enjoy the winter sunshine – when you can find it.
January 28, 2019 at 2:40 pm #8578
Cinnamon granny if you are near farming area with cows first find one who will sell raw milk and tests for a2 gene a a2a2 cows milk is tolerable for alot of Lactose intolerant people, or buy vitamin d2 make sure it’s that kind d3 is a little sun time
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January 29, 2019 at 5:50 pm #8617
I second the DNA tests. I had that done through Genelex. Insurance companies can be picky when it comes to paying for it though.
January 29, 2019 at 7:38 pm #8623
Cinnamon Grammy, the lamp is what my daughter uses. It has helped her a lot. Though she does go outside even in the cold weather for at least 15 minutes during cold weather. That also seems to have helped her. She also found out her Vit. D was low and was put on Rx Vit. D. Now she just takes the over the counter D. Doing much better now.
I have been unusually tired these last few days. I assume it is because I have been pushing myself to get things done around here. I still need to get the clothes and books done. Have 2 big boxes in foyer to put them in to go out. But no energy right now. Thinking thyroid is low again plus with the diabetic issues as well. Did change doctors. so hoping things will get better. Doc will be doing test on both myself and hubby in March. Had to get away from Doc quack. He was a reality check.
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