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Hi there,

Doctors and therapists always tell you to get out in the sun for mood lifting and vitamin D. However, I find that intense sunlight is overstimulating. Does anyone else have that feeling? I think it might have been a trigger for my recent mixed episode. I am a night owl in general, so I tend to go out at night for exercise, etc. The light at dusk is calming to me...especially since I have a tendency to agoraphobia and hate the daytime traffic.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks,

Poem

 

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9 hours ago, saintalto said:

I have heard people here say light can be overstimulating in a discussion about using those special lamps. I wish I could tell you more but I can't remember much else. 

I have heard the same thing about those lamps.  I forget what they are called ... are these like the ones you are talking about?

http://smile.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=SAD+box

 

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Sun makes me both irritated and irritable only when it is hot and humid.  Any other days the sun doesn't bother me when outside, no matter how bright.

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SAD lights. You probably already guessed this, but SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder. A few people on the site (I am among them) find SAD lights too stimulating, and I became hypo both times I tried to use it.

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