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mogli
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   Posted 12/25/2010 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys,

Merry Christmas!! I know this time of year is tough....at least we have support here!

So I wanted to share with you that I got a Mood Light/sun lamp-thing :) for Christmas and I am wondering if any of you have had any experience with light therapy?

I am sitting in front of it now.....I really hope it works!

Hugs,
Mogs
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   Posted 12/25/2010 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I use to have one and I would sit by it in the morning while drinking my coffee for about 30 minutes. I really think it helped me at that time. Good luck with yours. You only have to use it for about 30 minutes a day preferably in the morning. It does help.

Best wishes, and Merry Christmas.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 12/25/2010 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
SOMETHING I WILL TALK 2 THE PSYCH about. ALSO I AM NOT ABSORBING ENOUGH VIT D. GOOD LUCK, GLAD YOU POSTED ON THE USE OF LIGHT-BOX THERAPY. VERY GOOD FOR S.A.D. SOMETHING I MIGHT HAVE. WOULD EXPLAIN A LOT. WITH COMPASSION, JAMIE
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mogli
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   Posted 12/28/2010 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for your replies. I hope you are all well today. I haven't used the light in two days. I have really been rapid cycling too...the depression states are pretty bad. I am sitting in front of the lamp again right now, so let's see if that helps...I hope so.

I will keep you all posted.
Mogs

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Meds-Lamictal 300 mg, Seroquel XR 100 mg, Clonazepam .5mg as needed, Methoprazine 5mg

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   Posted 12/28/2010 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mogs,

I hope that the light helps you to feel better today. It is cloudy here today. But I am going to try to get outside anyway.

Best wishes to you.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 12/28/2010 5:06 PM (GMT -6)   
me too. jamie :-)
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   Posted 12/28/2010 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mogli. I truly hope the light does make you feel better. From reading all your posts I realize how emotional this holiday season has been for you. Please keep posting to let us know how you are doing.

By the way, is your light an expensive thing? Just curious.

Cass

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   Posted 12/28/2010 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
interested in that as well. jamie.
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mogli
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   Posted 12/29/2010 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

Thanks you guys. Hugs to all of you.

I looked my light up online and it was just under $200. It is rather large though. My boss (who is a psychiatrist) bought it for me for Christmas. So thoughtful and generous, I was so touched.

I sat in front of it for a total of 1.5 hours yesterday and I did not notice a lift in my mood. I was very depressed yesterday (for most of the day) as I was dreading going back to work today. It was so nice to have 5 days off from work. In some ways I do better at home and in other ways I don't. It's a tough balance. I like being at home and not having to fight so hard to focus and feel motivation but at the same time being home can get me down if I'm inside without company for too long.

I plan to sit in front of the light when I get home. It is too large and expensive for me to keep it here at work....I will keep you all posted.

If this works for me, I will spread the word about how worth it it would be to buy one!!

Cassandra, thanks for the empathy regarding my Mom; it means a lot. All of my HW family members have been so supportive and loving during this terrible nightmare. I could not be more greatful.

Hugs,
Mogs

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   Posted 12/29/2010 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

JAMIE. YOU HAVE BEEN BRAVE IN SHARING. I ADMIRE YOUR STRENGTH. HERE 4 YA. WITH COMPASSION MY FRIEND.
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