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can't...shake...the TIRED!!

squirrely

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anyone else feeling BLAH? like, painfully BLAH? i could curl up, right here right now, and sleep through til tomorrow. and the next day.

it's the weather, isn't it? or maybe it's cuz it's monday.


either way.....SOMEONE PASS ME THE COFFEE.
 
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Agatka8

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I'm pooped as well.

My head is still a little foggy from my over consumption of certain beverages this weekend.
 

squirrely

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Originally posted by stir-fry
thanks for the update *thumbs up*

ok i will rephrase it:


ATTN: THIS POST HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME OR MY CURRENT STATE.


anyone suffering from cabin fever? february blahs? monday kill-me's?
 
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finary

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What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time each year. SAD most often begins in the fall or winter and then subsides in the spring. It sometimes is called the "winter blues" because most people with seasonal affective disorder have an episode of depression during the winter months, although it is possible to experience SAD during summer months. A diagnosis of SAD is made when a pattern of depression and remission from depression is present for at least two consecutive years.

What are the symptoms of SAD?
SAD consists of four central features:1

Recurring major depressive episodes that begin around the same time each year (usually in September or October) and end around the same time each year (usually in April or May)
Full recovery from the symptoms during "nonseasonal" months (usually May through August)
Depressive episodes that occur during the same time of year for 2 consecutive years
Over the lifetime course of the illness, more depressive episodes during winter months than summer months
What causes seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?
The specific cause of SAD is not clearly understood. However, lack of sunlight caused by the shorter and darker days of winter, darkened or indoor workplaces, and long cloudy spells have been linked to episodes of depression in people with SAD. Some experts think SAD may be caused by a disturbance in the body's natural biological clock (circadian rhythms) or problems with the regulation of a brain chemical (neurotransmitter) called serotonin.1

Who gets SAD?
You are more prone to develop seasonal affective disorder (SAD) if you are:2, 1

Female. 60% to 90% of people diagnosed with SAD are women
An older teen or young adult. Young people are at higher risk for winter depressive episodes. The risk of developing SAD for the first time decreases as you grow older.
Living far from the equator. People who live in the northern hemisphere develop seasonal affective disorder more often, although you can develop SAD no matter where you live.
Working at a certain job or living in a situation that keeps you out of sunlight (such as working at night and sleeping during the daylight hours).
What happens when SAD develops?
People with SAD who have episodes of depression in the winter usually live in areas far away from the equator, where there are shorter days in the winter months. You may be at higher risk for developing SAD if you live in areas such as Alaska and other northern states in the United States; Canada; or Scandinavian countries, although you can get SAD no matter where you live. You will usually begin to get symptoms of depression in the fall, need treatment throughout the winter, and get better in the spring and summer as the days lengthen.

Less is known about seasonal affective disorder in which episodes of depression occur in the summer. Symptoms of summer SAD usually appear in late spring or early summer and resolve in the fall. Summer SAD may be related to excessive heat and humidity rather than a lack of sunlight. If you have summer SAD, you may be irritable or have no energy in the summer months.

How is SAD diagnosed?
A diagnosis of SAD is made when a pattern of depression and remission from depression is present for at least two consecutive years. Your health professional can diagnose SAD through a combination of a physical examination, medical history, and possibly a mental health assessment or questionnaire that helps identify symptoms of SAD. A family history of SAD increases your risk of developing SAD.

SAD can be difficult to distinguish from major depression.

Can SAD be treated?
There is no known cure for SAD, but the depressive episodes of SAD can be managed effectively with medications, counseling, light therapy, or a combination of these treatments.
 

squirrely

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Originally posted by Muad'ib
All three. I wish it was May right now.

the best part about living in ontario is that there are no guarantees that may will be much better. hurrah!
 

squirrely

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Originally posted by finary
What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?....

meh. natural cycles, don't you think? unless it's debilitating, the thought of treating "SAD" with medication is strange to me.
 
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finary

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Circadian rhythms

Your circadian rhythm is your body's "biological clock," or 24-hour cycle. The 24-hour circadian rhythm controls functions such as:

Sleeping and waking.
Body temperature.
The balance of body fluids.
The way other body systems function.
Your circadian rhythms can be affected by light or darkness, which can make your body think it is time to sleep or wake up.
 

squirrely

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by daddyiwantchocolate
Robin, it took every ounce of willpower for me to get out of bed this morning.

Every ounce.

That's a lot of ounces.

it is taking all my ounces not to go BACK to bed. a walk is usually a nice cure for guh-ness, but when it's cold and blustery like this, going outside will probably just make me wanna take a warm bath, which will in turn make me want to sleep.

WOE IS ME.




the solution? TRIBE BOARD BAHAMAS VACATION!!!

who's in? (and by "who's in" i mean "who's paying.")
 
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stir-fry

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lol!

umm.. it's working now! yippee


i'm still wearing the patch though.. i ain't taking this thing off for weeks
 

~Loress~

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Uggghhh... I'm still hurtin from Friday night.... I want to crawl into bed and stay there till spring :(


~Lori
 

Stan

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Since I've started working out, I've got a lot more energy. I didn't even feel sore after Saturday's spinning class.

Also: Protein shakes is grood.
 

geminigirl

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by finary
Circadian rhythms

Your circadian rhythm is your body's "biological clock," or 24-hour cycle. The 24-hour circadian rhythm controls functions such as:

Sleeping and waking.
Body temperature.
The balance of body fluids.
The way other body systems function.
Your circadian rhythms can be affected by light or darkness, which can make your body think it is time to sleep or wake up.

I've read all about this recently in Dr. Ferbers books on helping babies sleep. I'm impressed you know this.
 
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finary

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i dont know anything... its all a conspiracy

i'm just a some guy with google and a dream. *wipes tear*
 

Nesta

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Originally posted by ~Loress~
Uggghhh... I'm still hurtin from Friday night.... I want to crawl into bed and stay there till spring :(


~Lori

did you guys make it til breakfast? i was pissed i had to leave at 4 or so. either way, it was nice seeing you... good times! :D
 
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