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DREAMGIRL
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   Posted 1/16/2007 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
hi all,  i need some info.  my husband who is normally very                                       easy going and upbeat seems to be depressed.  we have had unusually bad weather for this area and he works nites, which in itself has been a problem for him.  he has been on the nite shift for two years and it took about a year and a half for him to be able to sleep without drug help... now i noticed for two months he just seems depressed, i am thinking seasonal affective diorder.  now to my question,  has anyone had this and do the "lights" they sell to help with that problem really help?  any input would be helpful  thanks

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   Posted 1/16/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   
 I don't know, but I wish you all the best :-) My husband has had a very bad year and now wants to leave and everyone says all signs of bipolar is obvious...I am trying to get him help in a round about way,because if I just come out with that he'll just say,no,thats crazy.....

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DREAMGIRL
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   Posted 1/16/2007 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
sad  do you mean he wants to leave you?  i hope i read that wrong.  my hubby i am sure has SAD,  do you have cause to think your husband has a bipolar disorder?

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   Posted 1/17/2007 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Dreamgirl said...hi all,  i need some info.  my husband who is normally very easy going and upbeat seems to be depressed.  we have had unusually bad weather for this area and he works nites, which in itself has been a problem for him.  he has been on the nite shift for two years and it took about a year and a half for him to be able to sleep without drug help... now i noticed for two months he just seems depressed, i am thinking seasonal affective diorder.  now to my question,  has anyone had this and do the "lights" they sell to help with that problem really help?  any input would be helpful  thanks
Hi Dreamy! It is nice to see you over here :-)It is very common for people to get Seasonal Affective Disorder during the winter months, it is dark and dreary outside and especially when it is a difficult year.  I don’t recall what state you live in...but, we have just had some pretty bad ice storms here last week and are still trying to recover from that.  I know that most of the country has also been hit by this and there were a lot of power outages, trees down, and property destroyed.  I has been a rough winter.  Also, we should take into account that the older we get sometimes the more responsibilities we have and this could be weighing on his mind too.  You can look into the sun lamps which do work for those that have reoccurring SAD but I would say if this is his first bout with this then perhaps you may want to suggest a trip to the doctor and see if he would be open to going on an antidepressant for short-term use.  This is normally what is done or prescribed for those who first present with SAD and Situational Depression as it is only temporary and will hopefully resolve itself over time.

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DREAMGIRL
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   Posted 1/17/2007 1:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi (E)  thanks for responding.  i think like you suggested it is the effect of several other things and then the bad weather.  his bp has been a little high and he is normally 100% so i think that bummed him out and his kness hurt and his ears hurt, and his----hurts  lol,  i think it is all that plus the weather.  see you tomorrow at the chat, i am rushing home so i can make it,  please move your post to the top with the times, i keep mentioning it but just so everyone sees their time to show up once more  bye for nowxoxoxo

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   Posted 1/19/2007 8:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Dreamy, it was nice chatting with you last night :-) ... You may think about trying to drag him into the doctor and see about that BP... and if he thinks that it is just winter blues then maybe it can hold off until spring.  If not mention that to the doctor also as each year it does get worse as we get older and those aches and pains get worse ya know.  Men can be a bear to live with when they dont feel good.  tongue

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