I'm dreading winter: I have SADD
I am 59 years old and for the past three winters I get so depressed. I hate the snow, I hate the cold, and I feel like I want to disappear to a warm climate. I am on Effexor for the past year and it definitely changed my life. In the Spring, Summer and Fall I am a bundle of energy, happy and bubbly, but come November, thinking about Christmas, which used to be THE most important time for me, with all the family, the past 3 years, I have to force myself to shop, prepare the meal and I can't wait till everyone is gone and I'm back by myself. That's terrible, I know, and I hate it. My doctor says I have to stay active. Easy to say. I told him, unless you've been there yourself, you cannot tell me what it's all about. I have purchased a light, and sit by it every morning in the winter. The days are so short, and it seems there is never much light.