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Winter Blues

Winter Blues

So it's turning into winter fast.
I'm still having problems staying up past 7 pm since the clocks changed n now my winter blues r kicking in. I'm not a fan n over the last few years I've gotten more n more depressed during winter.
I'm taking extra vitamin d.
Trying to sit in front of the window when the sun is shining.
I'm on meds for depression for the fibro.

Any other ideas how to feel better n get out of this funk before it gets worse?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I wish I knew.. The only things I can think of are 1. Do something for other people ..it doesn't matter, for instance ..knit hats for kids at the hospital, visit the elderly..etc. 2. Find something you like to do..cook, sew.
Paint...whatever. 3. Eat right,exersize as much as you can, even if it's stretching 4.do something with others, before you get too involved with yourself and can't dig out of your hole.
Now, if I can only take my own advice lol!

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

As often as you can get out of the house. I find the walls start closing in on me and I lose my sense of purpose. Go out for a coffee, for a walk. Bundle up if it's cold. Layers work best. Go to a library. Find a place looking for volunteers. It doesn't have to be physically demanding. Make a routine of getting out. Finding someone in need and giving them help is a great way of lifting your spirits.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

My cats and reading are the two things that get me through the winter blues. On a good fibro day, I will make myself bundle up and walk to the end of the block and back, breathing in the crisp air and finding beauty in nature and animals. Extra vitamin D3 in gel cap formula works best as your body can digest these better than the white hard chalky pills. I use a tablet set up on a stand to read ebooks from Kobo or Kindle as my hands can't hold a book anymore. I know both sites have free ebooks that can get you started. Browsing this site and Facebook also help cheer me up. You can connect to people who understand what you are going through on these sites and others. Hope this helps.

posted about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Try remembering spring is coming soon. I love winter especially the snow. It's so white and pure. I get the blues also toward the end of winter because it's leaving and the hot humid weather is coming. But spring is beautiful. Thinking about the other beautiful seasons helps. Hope I helped you. Gentle hugs

posted about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I echo all of the above! I agree with the vitamin D & getting some sun when it's shinning, I use to suffer with the winter blues too. I just watch TV, read, pray,and make sure to take my anti depression meds. I am on Bupropion, and Celexa. One I take at night bc it makes me to drowsy & out of it. It was meant for me to quit smoking ciggs the Bupropion, but the Celexa was not getting my depression, and I am still smoking.

It did help with my depression it's one of those multi use meds. I was usually at work, but I retired last September, bc I could not do my job. So this year I am looking forward to the snow falling down! Like one of the ladies said to read or do something you are into. I also found large puzzles are good to put together, and it will take your mind off of it.

Wishing you the best with hugs & caring prayers.

posted about 4 years ago
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