Fatigue from Seasonal Affective Disorder

Posted by ladybugmg @ladybugmg, Mar 29, 2018

After two bouts with the flu with chest congestion in January and February I began feeling fatigued off and on during the day. Although Season Affective Disorder usually happens during the fall and winter, I learned that it can also occur during the spring and summer and wondered if this is what is happening to me. It is more accute on cloudy days that seems to bring on temporary depression.

SAD is often treated by using a daylight spectrum lamp so I tried a lamp I have that gives off white light and that seems to help at times. It is also treated with drugs but I don't want to do that.

The fatigue comes at different time--after breakfast and lunch for example and requires a short nap to recover. Has anyone else experienced this and has any suggestions?

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Hi, @stressedmesseddepressed -- just thinking of you and wondering how things are going?


Thanks for asking. The longer days seem to make a difference except when it is cloudy. I am doing much better.


Hello @stressedmesseddepressed

It has been awhile since I have heard from you and I was just wondering how you were doing. I hope that you are beginning to have spring weather in your part of the country. The sunshine makes for better days for us all.

I look forward to hearing from you.


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