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Cold Cloudy Weather the Worst

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by jenbooks, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. jenbooks

    jenbooks Guest

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    As soon as the colder weather sets in I get much worse.

    1) Mold spores in my wall cavities--and I have to stop the window fans.
    2) It's really cold today--like 51--and I don't use the radiators. I use a quartz ceramic heater but I haven't turned it on yet as I can get kind of sleepy when I use it. It's cold outside and it's cold inside. It's going to be cloudy and rainy all week.
    3) Vitamin D from the sun--round about October it gets less and less. I can feel a big difference in my health.

    How about others? I just love sun and hot days. But even in winter sunny days are preferable to these cloudy yucky days.w
     
  2. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

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    That's my experience as well. Overcast days are the worst - by far.
     
  3. Summer

    Summer Senior Member

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    Me three. And we have unseasonable cloudy/cool/wet weather for two months. :(
     
  4. InvertedTree

    InvertedTree Senior Member

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    That makes 4 of us. I dread winter.

    It's cold and cloudy here too (West Coast) and I'm feeling it.
     
  5. Lisa

    Lisa Senior Member

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    Yup! Same. :rolleyes:

    Though the giant bump in Vitamin D the last couple days is starting to take some of the edge off the cloudy weather for me.

    Lisa :)
     
  6. leelaplay

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    sun and warmth

    me too. I wonder if it's a fairly common symptom?

    I definitely feel better when it's sunny and warm and lose energy/function at a lower level in the winter (it's quite cloudy and damply cool here then). I try to pull all my tricks out of the bag - focus more on waht's important and do only that with lots of rests. Take vit d supplements. More meditation. Visualize sun and warmth (can one visualize warmth? maybe I sensorize it). Have a sun lamp that may try again. Used to be able to travel to the sun for a while, but can't afford it any more.

    For me the warm part is almost as important - I bundle up (in things that are easy to get off when my temperature swings from 96 to 101 or when I get sweats at any temperature). Love baths and saunas but heat intolerance is a bit more active these days so can't use them as much (or at all at times). Also keep the house warm - is there anyway you can keep yourself warm without getting sleepy?
     
  7. jenbooks

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    The dank cloudy atmosphere is the worst for me. As long as there's bright sun...sometimes I have taken a 100 watt bulb and put it in a reflector lamp to simulate bright light.
     
  8. Summer

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    I'm pretty much bedbound, and I got one of Dr. Mercola's natural light bulbs, and that does help me. It's not a complete cure, but before I had it, I could get into some real funks, which is not common for me, even with the DD.
     
  9. Frickly

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    Weather

    I'm conflicted. Yes, I feel better in the summer when no fronts are rolling through and have always thought of myself as a summer person. However, It gets so hot here that I have to admit the cooler temperatures are a nice change. We can go outside again.
     

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