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Hello I’m Periwinkle63. Has anyone ever relocated to help treat their seasonal depression?

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    • Periwinkle63

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      @sarubun thank you. That’s my goal to keep striving to make my own sunshine. Wow what you said about your dad understanding how you felt.. that hit me in the best way. She tells me that constantly. I use to neglect my well-being to help keep her going. Finally realized that was a bad example for my dear girl. Now I teach by example. Self Care is truly essential 🥰 Thank you for responding. Truly appreciate 🌻

    • sarubun

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      I'm with you on the seasons, fall and the first snow is part of the reason I moved back to the Midwest in the first place (laughing at that now as I think we had maybe 4 days of "fall" this past year) but there are places out west that I remember visiting with my family specifically for light snow in the early winter and fall trees and it was nice to be able to come back to the warm sunshine after a day in the snow lol. Your husband seems very kind and supportive, and as awful as it is to have to see your child suffer through the same illness as you, I know it was so incredibly helpful to me while I was growing up to have my dad's support and understanding as someone who was dealing with the same issue. I hope you and your beautiful family are able to find some more sunshine and relief soon, and that even in the dark you're able to continue to make your own sunshine

      • Periwinkle63

        726d

        @sarubun thank you. That’s my goal to keep striving to make my own sunshine. Wow what you said about your dad understanding how you felt.. that hit me in the best way. She tells me that constantly. I use to neglect my well-being to help keep her going. Finally realized that was a bad example for my dear girl. Now I teach by example. Self Care is truly essential 🥰 Thank you for responding. Truly appreciate 🌻

    • sarubun

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      I also have seasonal depression and am currently in the Midwest, and I've been saving up to move somewhere with lower humidity when my partner and I can afford it to help my joint pain, but I'm also really looking forward to potentially being able to have a decent winter someday

      • Periwinkle63

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        @sarubun I’m with you on both 🌻. I love seasons but was advised by medical professionals to relocate for my mental wellness. Fall is my favorite season, the first winter snow is beautiful. Unfortunately it’s the intense dark depression that hits starting in October for myself and my daughter. My clinical depression is under control. The seasonal is pretty awful. Our summers are getting shorter. We skip spring and roll from winters of October- May. We had gray skies and snow late April early May. 🤦🏾‍♀️ Let’s keep focused. Hoping you and your partner the best sunny summer this year. It pains me when I’m down it hurts my dear husband. He says don’t worry baby we will escape this blue climax one day 🥹 Hey he’s my true sunshine. Many happy sunny vibes to you both ☀️🌻

    • sarubun

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      My Dad has always had really bad seasonal depression and we moved from the Midwest to the southwest when I was a kid so my Mom could be closer to a Mayo clinic and for the low humidity for her arthritis. After a few years of living in Arizona, my dad's seasonal depression was so much better than it was in the Midwest, and he mainly attributed it to him actually being able to be outside in nature and hike in the winter instead of stuck inside for 6 months a year. Over the years theyve stayed in the southwest and his depression and mental health overall have been way better. He still gets depressive episodes (mainly in the summer now when it's too hot for him to safely be physically active) but they just moved to a higher elevation last year and other than the wild fires in the area limiting the air quality, he's been able to stay his outdoorsy self year round and is doing great now

    • Periwinkle63

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      Louisiana huh? Ohio and Louisiana have a lot in common. Reasons for being snippy and saying ridiculous crap. So with that said I have friends that relocated because of seasonal affective disorder to sunny states. Their condition greatly improved and in other cases their D levels came up to normal. You might consider moving to Ecuador to help you improve your mood. I didn’t come on here for nonsense. Intelligent helpful advice always welcome. Sunny vibes to you.

      • Feinix

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        @Periwinkle63 Bruh I wasn't even being rude, I was trying to help you with my own experience, but if you decide to be downright mean to those trying to help I don't think you deserve any. Much love.

        • Periwinkle63

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          @Feinix by the way this forum is not for sarcasm. It is for assisting others. If you reply with the above again I will report you. You knew while you were responding you were being rude. Our country is not dark and sunless. Your advice was completely without research. We have nothing in common. There was a glitch in the system.

        • Periwinkle63

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          @Feinix have a happy pity party

        • Periwinkle63

          726d

          @Feinix you were of no help. Happy Vibes

    • Feinix

      726d

      If you're from America and you assume that moving to the South will help your depression -- it will not. I live in Louisiana currently and have figured out that it's not about the temperature but the decreased amount of sunlight which I believe is pretty much universal at least within our country. The vitamin D levels in the North during summer are still more than those in the South during winter. Unless you plan on moving to Ecuador?

      • Periwinkle63

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        @Feinix 🤔

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