When lyme is at its worse point , theres things that seem impossible to do, so you dont do it, with a good excuse.
But then it adds up. And someday your better and can do these things, but now there is a LOT to catch up on.
Every year I complain about
lack of light and seasonal stress (ha ha, yes I do), and although I prob had some degree of SAD in the past (which is greatly improved after lyme and thyroid management and diet), I do oddly get more anxiety in the cold dark fall and winter, even before the snow sticks/stays. Depression, not so much, I know having felt the difference.
Summers light and warmth, Im pretty kicked back- and what I dont get done can be done on another summers day. But fall and winter? Ugg!! The cold approaching is a sign that there's not much time left till next year.
Winter climates can be costly - more true If you are your sole provider and/or financially challenged. For do-it-yourselfers, exterior house maintenance and auto work is hard or in some cases, impossible to do yourself untill it warms. Last few years was weather challenging too. Only four months of continuous above 32F was not much. Stuff seems to happen in winter, its hard on everything.
The "what might happen" is an issue with some people and Id guess its from past real / learned experiences. As much as I dislike hot environments, you can still do things in it, just need more brakes for your body, and as far as other stuff: liquids still flow, things still dry, and things dont get stuck or brake from brittleness.
Stress elimination is part of good health, its DIRECTLY related, so dont fool yourself.
As far as holiday stress, I dont get that..remember that is controllable, dont over do it and "retrain" your family if that is the problem. Learn to say no.
Note: I dont think SAD lights effect anxiety(?), wrote about
them in the past here. I do think a gradual timed "light alarm" would be a great way to get up in the dark though vs annoying alarm in AM pitch darkness.
***Obviously im venting here, looking at my "to do" list that wont get done this fall. !!***
Just wondering who can relate and what you've found helps.
Initial lyme symptoms in late 80's, again with bullseye early 90's. Started ABX 2014, ended in Jan 2016. Flares ended after. Lyme "B gone" as far as I can tell (Cured?). Now: Healing the aftermath-Rebuilding / fine tuning / fixing muscles and still improving nutrition and immune via better gut health. + 20 years of Hashimoto is now improving. Nodule B-gone too.
Post Edited (astroman) : 11/9/2019 3:08:10 PM (GMT-7)