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Feeling 'S.A.D.' ?

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Vange1 Mon 01-Jun-20 11:04:01

A few days ago, someone posted that they were feeling really down, & they didn't know why (apart from all the obvious reasons to do with lockdown etc). I asked whether she had recently changed her diet, as some foods are thought to have a depressing effect, especially if an allergy is involved. Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) can also play a part in messing with peoples' emotions, again if a plant or tree pollen allergy is to blame. Just thought I'd mention this as well. Google can provide ideas for remedies, both chemical & 'natural'.

Elizabeth1 Tue 02-Jun-20 14:07:26

Thank you *vangel perhaps the reason I’ve been tearful these last few days is due to having hayfever which I’ve never had before and don’t know too much about it. I’ve now got a prescription for antihistamine which has helped my breathing however I still feel tearful why do you think this is?

FarNorth Tue 02-Jun-20 14:17:43

It's a good idea to look for other causes, but I think a main one is the covid situation.
We push it to the back of our minds but it still niggles away at us.
Treat yourself gently and don't feel you should be keeping busy if you aren't really up to it.

EllanVannin Tue 02-Jun-20 14:26:34

Getting over a trauma or illness will trigger these feelings.

AGAA4 Tue 02-Jun-20 15:32:14

I never understand where the down days come from. I can be feeling fine then wake up one morning and feel anything but.

There never seems to be a reason so maybe it is related to food or allergens?

yggdrasil Tue 02-Jun-20 16:05:21

I have a SAD light which I use quite a bit in the winter. There is enough daylight at the moment not to need it

Callistemon Tue 02-Jun-20 16:14:01

yggdrasil I, too, thought that SAD was a winter disorder due to lack of sunlight.


Life is not at all normal at the moment, Elizabeth so it is understandable. Perhaps you are avoiding being outside because of your hayfever, but it's good that it is under control so perhaps being outside may help. Although some antihistamines do not apparently cause drowsiness, I'm sure that they do! If I need them, I take them at night.

rosie1959 Tue 02-Jun-20 16:26:34

I am usually a very positive person and not a lot phased me I very rarely cry
But the last few days I am so down and fed up totally lost my mojo
But it's all down to the lockdown cancelled holidays and not much to look forward to
I said to my husband this morning if this had happened winter time would not have been so bothered we tend to hibernate Nov onwards and I really look forward to Spring and holidays ect so all a bit flat now

Furret Tue 02-Jun-20 16:38:20

Personally I’ve had enough. I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.