Hi...actually I like winter/fall where I live...definitely more sunshine. I'm more stressed during the Spring....but I do make sure I take Vitamin D year round...my doc says we should make sure it's around 800 IU daily.
Lots of things can affect one's moods...including foods...I'm an emotional eater, either when happy or sad. But food doesn't affect my UC at all.
I've never tried a light box...but I've heard that they work well. I was thinking of getting one for the cloudy days...they are what bring me down when they're dark requiring lights to be on during the day. Feels like my eyes just don't want to
I love the long dark evenings....and being a night owl...that doesn't affect me. It's the darkeness during the daylight hours that do.
Jeff..do whatever works for you to maintain good spirits, mood and health.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!