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Old 03-25-2019, 10:28 AM
 
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Hopefully your doctor will order a blood panel to see what is really going on. I would just wait for the results before spending money on vitamins and supplements. You can do that after when you can take the proper ones.
If the weather allows, the OP can try to get out and get some sun if the weather is acceptable. That is a nice, free way to up the vitamin D. I went on vacation in early March and was feeling pretty awful beforehand and after my vacation (where I was outside most of the time even though it was cloudy/rainy), I generally felt a lot better. It is amazing what being outside can do.
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Old 03-25-2019, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Wine Country
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If the weather allows, the OP can try to get out and get some sun if the weather is acceptable. That is a nice, free way to up the vitamin D. I went on vacation in early March and was feeling pretty awful beforehand and after my vacation (where I was outside most of the time even though it was cloudy/rainy), I generally felt a lot better. It is amazing what being outside can do.
That is true. She can get a nice dose of D if the sun is out.
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Old 03-25-2019, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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That is true. She can get a nice dose of D if the sun is out.
That depends on where she lives. In the north during the winter it may not be possible.

Vitamin D blood levels can be measured and a supplement taken if a deficiency is confirmed.
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Old 03-25-2019, 11:25 AM
 
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How old are you? Could it be perimenopause?
If not I'm thinking of the lack of D or depression.
Thyroid or MS is always worth checking out.

If you are an anxious person then it could be mental. Anxiety can really do a number of symptoms with no real cause.

I hope for the best, let us know what the doctor says. If it's Vit D deficiency don't forget to take some mag with it to avoid heart palps.
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Old 03-25-2019, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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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.
sounds like winter depression to me or whatever. Let us know what the doctor has to say. Depending on your age I am sure it could be many things. Winter, btw is lasting a little longer than usual. I know what you March. I know for us, we are usually wearing a few spring cloths by now, but most of us are still in sweat shirts or long sleeved sweaters and no thought of bringing out those wonderful summer cloths.
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Old 03-25-2019, 11:33 AM
 
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I have had SAD depression sneak up on my in the winter if I am inside and not getting any sun.

It took me a while to understand why I had a "bleak outlook" because I
have never had depression issues. It makes everything seem pointless and saps your motivation and
affects sleep. One good dose of sunshine would change my outlook.

They make "happy lights " and I would recommend using one in the morning.
Very easy to sit near you while you have your morning coffee.

Get out in the car as much as possible even it is too cold to go outside. The sunlight
that your eyes see makes it better, so it doesn't have to be on your skin (I think)

Check Vit D levels, I think I read that 40% of women have low levels. I felt better after
I got mine higher.
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:00 PM
 
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That depends on where she lives. In the north during the winter it may not be possible.

Vitamin D blood levels can be measured and a supplement taken if a deficiency is confirmed.
We are talking about now, where it has basically been the equinox all over the globe just last week. There will be some sun everywhere, even up north. Obviously if she gets SAD this will need to be addressed for the future, but for the immediate future, she can address it by getting some sun since it should be sunny roughly half the day.
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Sure sounds like Winter Blues to me. I live in So. Calif and we've had the Worst cold winter in decades and a few days here and there NOW of 70+ temps and I feel like my old self. OP says about moving to FL, if that can be achieved, why not. Take good care and people have talked about those light boxes and of course the Vit D3/K2.
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:29 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I have long thought that I could suffer from SADD. Does SADD get worse as you get older? Generally, I have noticed that I am worse in LATE winter, early Spring. Is that part of SADD?

Short of moving to FL (I am thinking about it) what can I do now? Yes. I get depressed in the winter. But the hypersomnolense is new this year. When I finally awaken, I feel even more depressed.

Does this sound like the early stages of any deadly illness to anyone?
I moved from New England to SoCal, it went away.
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Old 03-25-2019, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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We are talking about now, where it has basically been the equinox all over the globe just last week. There will be some sun everywhere, even up north. Obviously if she gets SAD this will need to be addressed for the future, but for the immediate future, she can address it by getting some sun since it should be sunny roughly half the day.
My post addressed a comment about vitamin D, not SAD.

OP lives in Ohio. Even on a sunny day in the northern latitudes you may not make enough vitamin D.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/stayi...more-vitamin-d

"Under the right circumstances, 10 to 15 minutes of sun on the arms and legs a few times a week can generate nearly all the vitamin D we need. Unfortunately, the "right circumstances" are elusive: the season, the time of day, where you live, cloud cover, and even pollution affect the amount of UVB that reaches your skin."

"Except during the summer months, the skin makes little if any vitamin D from the sun at latitudes above 37 degrees north."

Ohio is well north of that.

Fortunately, vitamin D can be measured in the blood and a deficiency diagnosed, if it exists. Then supplementation is indicated.

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