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Old 03-03-2018, 07:23 PM
 
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for me means, that right after Thanksgiving Day, I begin to feel gloomy, only if the day is grey, and the leaves of the trees have fallen. But, on sunny, cold days, I am fine. My spouse and I, leave home around January 10th, for Florida, for two-and-a-half months, and the moment we arrive to even South Carolina, the SAD disappears. But, the issue is that I do not go and take the sun, when I am in Florida, so my getting better from S/C on, has nothing to do with sitting and taking the sun. I believe it has to do with the lack of light, and nothing to do with Vitamin C.

By the time we reach home, It is SPRING, my favorite part of the seasons, and ready to garden......
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Old 03-03-2018, 08:58 PM
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Location: Lancaster, SC
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Oh, I LOVE summer, the heat, the bright sun, the humidity, the warm nights. I live in SC and this has been the longest, coldest, grayest, gloomiest winter. I feel like I'm in Ohio again. Can't wait for the hot sun to show up again.
Odd how different people see the same weather situation. I am absolutely dreading the SC summer. Give me more of the weather we are having this weekend. I can deal with winter much better.
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Old 03-03-2018, 09:51 PM
 
Location: IN
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Odd how different people see the same weather situation. I am absolutely dreading the SC summer. Give me more of the weather we are having this weekend. I can deal with winter much better.
SC is at a very low latitude, so I think the major issue you're referring to that you dislike is the strong solar declination angle. The brutal sun angle is a major problem in many areas of the US, you have to go north of 43 degrees latitude east of the Rockies to get moderate sun angle strength during the summer months. I presently live in the Ohio Valley and it is much too far south with a brutally strong sun, I couldn't imagine being further south, it would be a nightmare.
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:26 PM
 
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My fiancé gets this... is there anything he can take/do that will help?


he refuses to see a doctor but it's getting frustrating for me to deal with.


We live in NY. It's March and currently in the 30's. I can understand being frustrated with the weather. I have lived here all my life so I am used to it. He is not. He is from CA so I can see how this would be considered 'cold' for him.
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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Did you read the thread? I'm confused....does the cold/dark/lack of sunlight bother him or is it the opposite? There are lots of tips for dealing with SAD including exposure to specific types of lighting, increasing vitamin D3. Encouraging endorphin release (aka exercise) helps. A lot of it is the realization and understanding of what's going on and why. That doesn't have to involve a doctor visit. Anti-depressants can help, but most people don't require them.
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:52 PM
 
Location: IN
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My fiancé gets this... is there anything he can take/do that will help?


he refuses to see a doctor but it's getting frustrating for me to deal with.


We live in NY. It's March and currently in the 30's. I can understand being frustrated with the weather. I have lived here all my life so I am used to it. He is not. He is from CA so I can see how this would be considered 'cold' for him.
Tell him to take Vitamin D daily, and him go outside for any physical activity at least once a day..
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Old 03-21-2018, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Boston
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My fiancé gets this... is there anything he can take/do that will help?


he refuses to see a doctor but it's getting frustrating for me to deal with.


We live in NY. It's March and currently in the 30's. I can understand being frustrated with the weather. I have lived here all my life so I am used to it. He is not. He is from CA so I can see how this would be considered 'cold' for him.
This is my first winter in northern maine, I understand cabin fever.
My antidote is get a snowmobile and get out there, join a snowmobile touring club. Hit the trails, make new friends doing it.
Whatever it is, do something.
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