Comment Of The Day: March 27, 2010
Flying with Broken Wings: Brightening Up Your Thyroid’s SAD Day written by Sarah Downing, Editor “Flying With Broken Wings” Dear Thyroid, wrote about SAD as it pertains to thyroid disorders, including her personal experience with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder). If you haven’t read her article, we encourage you to do so. She provided lots of information about SAD and resources.
Thank you to everyone for your wonderful conversation today regarding SAD, both on Dear Thyroid and Facebook. The more we connect with each other and share our stories, the more we learn.
Today’s comment of the day;
Kathy says: March 27, 2010 at 5:47 pm
So;I am wondering and wondering how having OSA-Obstructive Sleep Apnea could be related to SAD. If sleep is interrupted several times nightly..for me 38 times in just an hour, then it only stands to reason that my serotonin and melatonin levels would be affected. No wonder I am exhausted and I have depression that for me right now feels untreatable. I cannot take medications, the SSRI’s that would help. I do take, with doctor’s OK, 8000 IU’s of Vitamin D3 daily, along with other vitamins that make sure the D3 gets absorbed correctly. I felt better after two weeks of starting this. That and following a controlled carb diet that is gluten free are helping me to feel better. I am hoping that the CPAP that I’m dreading, will help me sleep better and once I master that, will help me feel better all around. Breathing and sleeping. Two simple things we take for granted every day..how important they are! Thanks for sharing all this info. It certainly gives me stuff think about, and questions to ask at my next doctor’s appointment.