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Old 03-27-2019, 03:01 PM
Status: "Joy cometh in the morning" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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It could also be Mononucleosis.
I had that at 13. I am not positive, but I don't think you can get it twice, although I am aware that the virus, the same as Epstein-Barr virus stays with you.

I was MUCH worse when I had mono. I don't even remember 2 months out of my life. I literally slept the whole time. I was totally out of it.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:11 PM
Status: "Joy cometh in the morning" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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So true. This helped my Father-in-Law immensely. He had a different dilemna than you do, but it helped him to refocus, and become more like himself again. Sheena, you may want to try ordering the special "sunlight" bulbs while you are still up north. I can't remember exactly what they are called, but someone here may be able to offer up a link.
I am looking into purchasing one today! Great idea.

I see you live in S.Fla and hate it - why?

We are talking about moving at this point. If this area is bad for SAD - AND - allergies, and, I'm not getting any younger, so to my mind, this can only get worse as I age.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:21 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SFL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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Hi Sheena,
Hope your Friday results are good ones.

As to "hating" Florida, it's because I miss the mountains. Florida is flat, flat, flat.
The people are nice, and winters are wondeful here. But I miss the changing of the seasons,
...and the mountains.

I'm sure you will love it down here. My wife loves that she can grow just about any tropical plant you can think of.
We have many exotic fruit trees, and lots of Madagascar palms, along with the state tree, Cabbage palms. I will
say the landscape is lovely here, due to all the things you can grow.

If you like gardening, winter is the time to start your vegetables. Summers here, you can only grow melons and grape or cherry tomatoes with earnest. It may be different in central Fl., but this far south even beefsteaks take a beating come summer and early fall.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I had that at 13. I am not positive, but I don't think you can get it twice, although I am aware that the virus, the same as Epstein-Barr virus stays with you.

I was MUCH worse when I had mono. I don't even remember 2 months out of my life. I literally slept the whole time. I was totally out of it.
I had mono during my sophomore year of high school. I was out from the first week of November until we came back after New Year's.

It was by and far the worst physical experience of my life.
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Old 03-27-2019, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Does this sound like the early stages of any deadly illness to anyone?
Haha! No, it does not sound like a deadly illness.

Keep in mind vitamin D is closer to a hormone than a vitamin and it is very hard to take enough suppliments to get your levels up.

Get a sun lamp.

Sending warm, sunny, well wishes your way!

FWIW, we love South Florida but it's very expensive!

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Old 03-27-2019, 04:29 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Hi Sheena. Hopefully your test results will provide an easy remedy for the way you're feeling, and here's hoping that you feel better soon.
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I am looking into purchasing one today! Great idea.

I see you live in S.Fla and hate it - why?

We are talking about moving at this point. If this area is bad for SAD - AND - allergies, and, I'm not getting any younger, so to my mind, this can only get worse as I age.
I have two cousins from PA. and both retired, and both husband/wife have a 3 month place in FL for winter. They are down there now. My brother has lived in FL for decades and he's from PA where we are from and now in his later life, spends 6 months in Northeast and 6 in FL with his nice gf. He still works in both areas in the golfing world and he's 76. Loves his life. They have the best of the both colder and warmer.

Hope you work things out in all areas.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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FIRST - I have a doctor's appointment on Tuesday. I have that covered.

Here are my symptoms -

1. Daytime sleep. Sometimes 12 or more hours per day.

2. Most alert in the evening.

3 Lately, I've been awakening at around 3 to 4.

4. When I am awake at night, I am lethargic and almost limp. I have no energy. I could sleep more.

5. The cold really effects me.

6. By March, I am usually worn out by winter.

7. It's very cloudy wear I live. Sunshine is rare in winter.

8. I am also sensitive to heat. When everyone else seems to think the temperature - inside or out is tolerable, I am either HOT or COLD.

9. I want to wake up - I try to fight daytime sleeping, but I almost feel that waking up is impossible.

10 This has been getting worse and getting more debilitating since late January.

Any vitamins to recommend? The only thing I can think of is terrifying.

Thank you.

Hello Sheena12: When I read your post earlier, I realized how similar your symptoms are to mine.

It's maddening. I'm not doing anything but sleep. Get up for bathroom breaks, meals (not complicated), feed the cats (2), stay in jammies and go nowhere many days in a row. One different thing is I have glaucoma (I didn't see it in your post so assuming you do not have it). It's really affecting my life. My eyes are very dry requiring a lot of artificial tears so they don't burn and hurt so much. My vision could be better. I have a good ophthalmologist, and recently saw another specialist for another eye problem. I believe the 2nd specialist disagrees with first specialist. I have had a lot of surgery on both eyes.

I don't have any get up and go. I used to have a lot of it. Now I'm at zero. It's spring here, I look out the window and wish I was outdoors doing something, anything. As mentioned above, I have two cats that I love very much. Both rescued from the SPCA. It has crossed my mind they could be part of the problem with burning eyes. And housework, of course. But I'm kind of a sap when it comes to them.
I have been taking a prescribed 1.25 mg Vitamin D2, take once a week. Was on that some years ago but stopped taking (do not know why).

I'm almost 77 and I'm thinking to myself..... is this all there is?? I am not thrilled with living life like this till the end. I feel so many wishes I have for the rest of my life are not going to happen.

I've also gained a lot of weight, high cholesterol/triglycerides, and borderline diabetes (no meds yet).

To me, it feels overwhelming. Being by myself I am isolated. No relationship with 2 kids, both in their 50s. Very nice neighbors but don't involve with activities.

Probably too much whining here. But feeling kind of desperate.
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Old 03-27-2019, 05:55 PM
 
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Try some abdominal breathing exercise. Will help you relax and sleep better.

Deep breath, raising abdomen. Put your hand on your abdomen and feel it rise. Do this to a count of 4. Then hold the breath for a count of 4. Then breathe out slowly for a count of 4. From the mouth or nose, whichever feels best to you. Do 8 or 20 times in a row, especially at night while laying down in the bed. Deep breathing from the abdomen is better for you than the shallow breathing we often do habitually. This only takes a few minutes.

Will relax you. May help you sleep better. I do it off and on during the day also.
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Old 03-27-2019, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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^^^^^^^^ Pretty sure she indicated sleeping a lot, not a lack of sleep.
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