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    How do you fight S.A.D ( seasonal anxiety disorder) while body building?

    Well I hope the question says it all.
    I get pretty bad S.A.D and I don't have the money or insurance to get the medication I need or therapy.... Last year I did an amazing job gaining my 20LBS of lean muscle... Unfortunately like clock work my S.A.D got the best of me..... Lost everything I gained and I really want it back.. I'm just not to sure if I can go through this in&out of working out and wanting to crawl into a dark whole.....
    Any advice helps.....

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    You may want to supplement with Vitamin D. Heard that this may help.
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    Originally Posted by lift4gain View Post
    Well I hope the question says it all.
    I get pretty bad S.A.D and I don't have the money or insurance to get the medication I need or therapy.... Last year I did an amazing job gaining my 20LBS of lean muscle... Unfortunately like clock work my S.A.D got the best of me..... Lost everything I gained and I really want it back.. I'm just not to sure if I can go through this in&out of working out and wanting to crawl into a dark whole.....
    Any advice helps.....

    Thanks!
    DREW
    I agree with the Vitamin D.

    I also have depression issues and after being medicated for a period of time I've chosen to stay off of the medication. I've been supplementing with Vitamin D for a while now and I've found that it does help a great deal for me. I take 1 2000i.u. cap in the morning and another in the evening, though sometimes I'll skip the one in the evening if it's too late and close to bedtime.

    Also, if trying to force your workouts despite the depression is resulting in negatives, it's only creating more anxiety, depression and frustration on top of what you're already experiencing, just making things that much worse. In this case it would be good to maybe just step back and relax a bit and eliminate that added anxiety. Surely you can do with a rest, spend some time focusing on the diet and maintaining that, try to find a small hobby or something as a diversion during this time may help, meditation can be a positive thing as well, both to help with the depression issues as well as the frame of mind while you lift as well.
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    Originally Posted by lift4gain View Post
    Well I hope the question says it all.
    I get pretty bad S.A.D and I don't have the money or insurance to get the medication I need or therapy.... Last year I did an amazing job gaining my 20LBS of lean muscle... Unfortunately like clock work my S.A.D got the best of me..... Lost everything I gained and I really want it back.. I'm just not to sure if I can go through this in&out of working out and wanting to crawl into a dark whole.....
    Any advice helps.....

    Thanks!
    DREW
    California? No hate, but I swear it's nice weather there, all year round lol. Up here in Canada is where we need the fkn help :|
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    SAD in san jose....?

    you HAVE to be kidding me.
    Aye, infractions and I may behave. Ban, and I won't post... at least a while. And dying in my bed, many years from now, would I be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell the mods that they may take my reps, but they'll never take... OUR RANT!
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    yeah thats kinda odd?

    i know NorCal gets gloomy when it rains but to places with a TRUE 4 season, couple days of gloomy weather isn't much

    have you tried Fish Oil?

    that helps with depression and it also is VERY good for you health wise and mentally


    i would recommend Fish Oil and surround yourself with light 24/7

    i.e. bright lit room and certain bulbs are also recommended for it
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    Originally Posted by lift4gain View Post
    Well I hope the question says it all.
    I get pretty bad S.A.D and I don't have the money or insurance to get the medication I need or therapy.... Last year I did an amazing job gaining my 20LBS of lean muscle... Unfortunately like clock work my S.A.D got the best of me..... Lost everything I gained and I really want it back.. I'm just not to sure if I can go through this in&out of working out and wanting to crawl into a dark whole.....
    Any advice helps.....

    Thanks!
    DREW

    We call this dark hole Minnesota. Seriously you don't have SAD. SAD requires actual seasons.
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    bay area can definitely suck

    cold
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    sunny
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    plus can all be combined and happen all in one day
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    wow, i get 4 seasons deprsion disorder,it seems.lol but i do some cardio and it helps. if after cardio its in you to lift then go for it. but cardio is my depresion killer
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    SAD is social anxiety disorder.
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    Originally Posted by namesarehard View Post
    SAD is social anxiety disorder.
    no, it's seasonal affective disorder
    Aye, infractions and I may behave. Ban, and I won't post... at least a while. And dying in my bed, many years from now, would I be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell the mods that they may take my reps, but they'll never take... OUR RANT!
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    Originally Posted by namesarehard View Post
    SAD is social anxiety disorder.
    Originally Posted by SDFlip View Post
    no, it's seasonal affective disorder
    Somesortof Another Disorder


    Never understand why people put labels on EVERYTHING they see, experience or are not able to do. I mean, even kids these day can't be just 'good'. If you can't jumprope 3 times at age 10 your parents get a note, and the kids goes to jumprope therapy to catch up.

    I think stopping to say to yourself you have some sort of anxiety/disorder is the most important thing to get rid of it. People are creating their own problems.

    /rant


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    Originally Posted by Dexter3000 View Post
    Somesortof Another Disorder


    Never understand why people put labels on EVERYTHING they see, experience or are not able to do. I mean, even kids these day can't be just 'good'. If you can't jumprope 3 times at age 10 your parents get a note, and the kids goes to jumprope therapy to catch up.

    I think stopping to say to yourself you have some sort of anxiety/disorder is the most important thing to get rid of it. People are creating their own problems.

    /rant


    good luck with your fitness goals in 2011 though!!
    this rant makes no sense

    i know what you're getting at but what you're talking about has nothing to do with SAD
    Aye, infractions and I may behave. Ban, and I won't post... at least a while. And dying in my bed, many years from now, would I be willin' to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell the mods that they may take my reps, but they'll never take... OUR RANT!
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