Has anyone Moved South/Southwest

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by baanders, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. baanders

    baanders New Member

    I have to take this move for Seasonal Affective Disorder (winter depression) because it makes the anxiety, depression, and fibromyalgia pain unbearable. Any advise at all would be appreciated, friends. I have no quality of life from October til February.

  2. victoria

    victoria New Member

    I was reading that it was not necessarily the intensity of light but the extremes of light that can cause SAD as well. The advice was to try to keep levels of light about the same year-round - in other words, use shades in the summer and open everything up in the winter. the doctor was working in Atlanta and finding a number of pts with SAD after having moved there from Florida!

    I've also read research that says one doesn't need full spectrum light in a light box, that 10,000 lux from any light source will work. I assume you've tried that, however.

    One thing about moving to a more arid area is you might find the Fibro pain a bit less. Some have found that longer dry seasons (fewer pressure changes) have helped.

    Hope you find some relief...