I Love the sun!! I'm not one of those crazy people who worship the sun or anything. In the summer I get a nice tan, but nothing crazy.
I live in Pittsburgh, and here we have 4 lovely season. Steaming hot summers, freezing cold winters, and beautiful springs and falls. I LOVE all of
these seasons, even the sometimes crazy "snowed in" winters!!
BUT what I don't love is how I feel in the winter. Without a daily dose of sunshine I have ZERO energy, and all I want to do is sleep. I'm
miserable. My skin gets all dry and really messed up. I'ts like I NEED the sun to be happy.
About 10 years ago I was diagnosed with 'seasonal depression', and was put on Efexor. I only took it for a year or so and discontinued. I didn't
like how it made me feel either. I've tried tanning in the winter. It helps with the skin, but not with the depression. I haven't tried the special
light bulbs you can buy that simulate the sun. Anyone here have any experience with them, how'd they work?
I wonder what it's like for people who live where it's always cold? Are they generally less happy than people who get sun? I guess If they were like
me, they would never know. I have lived here my whole life. I don't think I would like living where it's always hot though... I love winter, and
white christmas, and hot chocolate, and hoodies!!
Anybody relate? Any advise??
edit on 20-10-2012 by MidnightSunshine because: (no reason given)