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#1 paul

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 04:31 PM

Im not feeling so good at the moment, feeling so stressed, when I got to work this morning, all I wanted to do was turn around and go home. Almost burst into tears, I think my SAD has started coming back and this year it seems worse than ever :cry:

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 06:31 PM

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 08:08 PM

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Posted 06 October 2008 - 09:53 PM

(((((((Paul)))))))))

Good to see you posting for yourself, but sorry that you need to.

I don't know what to suggest to you - I have been in the same position myself in the past, and I was lucky enough to be able to give that job up and change direction.

Do be careful to stick to a good routine as regards getting enough sleep, eating regularly and if possible try to work in some regular exercise, preferably outside!

Have you had any success with a uv lamp?

Hope tomorrow it goes better for you

love Jillie xxxxxxx

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 08:15 AM

((((paul))))
so sorry. i think you may be able to get a lamp with a prescription, or even get one on loan from a hospital for awhile. i did the latter when they thought i had SAD. but i didnt have it.

ask your dr. for resources?

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 10:30 AM

((((Paul)))) I'm sorry to hear you are so dowmn I can completely relate to your wanting to go home and cry. I feel that often, but I don't have any words of wisdom. I have one of those lamps that are supposed to help, and I'm thinking of bringing it out again - the dark nights are really depressing I know. Just to let you know I read your post and am thinking of you.

Very best wishes

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:53 PM

Hi Paul,

I'm sorry you're having such a crap time of it.

SAD lamps can be very expensive, but craft shops often sell "daylite" bulbs much cheaper. I have one of these bulbs in a desk lamp on my desk and I do find it helps. I don't actually have SAD, but my depression definitely gets worse in the winter time.

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 06:22 PM

Thankyou for all your replies, I have a small lightbox that helps a little, it gives me more energy but sadly increases anxiety as well. I think, what helps me the most is the support I get from my wife and knowing that people on here really care about each other.


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Posted 07 October 2008 - 07:44 PM

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

Sad has returned with a vengence this year. I just feel completly shattered and empty inside. :mad2:

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 10:37 AM

((((Paul))))

Thinking of you and hoping it lifts fast........ Hang in there and vent on!!!

Love

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:15 PM

Thanks Sheila, Im seeing the doc this week. Iam going to ask for my medication dose to be increased and heres hoping it helps. :mellow:


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:40 PM

Fingers crossed for you Paul!!! I'll be thinking of you.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 02:08 PM

Well, I went to the doctor and he increased my dosage. he said I should feel happier but might not sleep any better. :mellow:

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:04 PM

Hi Paul,

Did the increased medication help at all?

I have become much more aware that I always go through a dip at this time of year - not so much a winter depression for me but an autumn one! I hope you are hanging on in there and feeling a bit better.

love Jillie x

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:59 PM

Hi Jillie, Yes the increased dose has helped a lot, im feeling happier but very tired but its better than feeling miserable. :happy:

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 05:19 AM

I recently purchased a SAD lamp, and I have no regrets. If you experience depression in a cyclical fashion, one that comes around when the sun goes down at like 4 pm (which SUCKS), I would say that a SAD lamp is worth a shot. There is some research around how shining the light on your eyes at a particular angle signals the time of day to your brain, corrects your circadian rhythm, improves sleep and mood. It's been working well for me. Yes, they are usually expensive, but your mental state is worth 150-300 bucks.