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Seasonal Depression and Microdosing

Seasonal Depression and Microdosing

October 15, 2021

Seasonal Depression and Microdosing

Seasonal Depression and Microdosing

Microdosing during the winter season to aid my seasonal depression.

Summer Blues? Feeling sluggish during the Fall and Winter Months? 

Seasonal Depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), may affect close to 2 -3 % of people across Canada, approximately 1 million people across Canada. A milder form of Seasonal Depression exists and is known as the: Winter Blues. This is said to affect 15% of Canadians, approximately 7 million people across Canada. Seasonal Depression is a mood disorder that only appears at certain times of the year. When the days get shorter, at the start of the Fall season and the throughout Winter is when most people start to develop the mental illness – Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) There is also a rare condition where you feel Seasonal Depression / SAD during Summer. 

WINTER SYMPTOMS

  • Less EnergyFeeling Hopeless
  • SLUGGISHNESS / Fatigued
  • Mood Swings
  • Change in weight; usually means eating more carbohydrates
  • Change in sleep; generally sleeping too much

 Seasonal Depression / Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) symptoms can vary from very mild to severe and can include many symptoms of Severe Depression. WEATHER GOT YOU FEELING BUMMED? Is it to the point where it’s affecting your daily life and routine? Does the changing of the season where we have less Sun cause the chemical imbalance in our brain, giving us these thoughts of death and Suicide?

The Weather and especially the Sun have a great effect on our body. It is known that places with more Sun have lesser people suffering from Seasonal Depression / Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). 

It isn’t really clear what causes SAD, but it may be the lack of sunlight. 

Some scientists say that it may be due to a chemical imbalance caused by the lack of Serotonin. The theory is that Serotonin is not produced during the Fall and Winter seasons due to the lack of sunlight during this time of year. Serotonin is- the key hormone that stabilizes your mood gives you feelings of well-being and happiness.

The Sun is also tied to this feeling, whereas low temperatures, longer nights and more clouds, Rain and snow are not.

Seasonal Depression is more common in women and linked to craving in eating carbohydrates.

THE MAIN FEATURE OF Seasonal Depression / Seasonal affective disorder is that your mood changes with the season, Weather and calendar.

Treatment:

Light therapy – Sitting in front of a light therapy box that emits very bright light. Mimics the Sun giving you that warm feeling 

Anti-depressants – A prescription for Energy caps, also known as Sig: E Caps 

Getting more natural sunlight – Waking up early and going for a walk.

 

Microdosing and my Seasonal Depression

Like many Canadians, I feel the Winter Blues and changes in mood when the weather shifts. How could I not? Many of our day-to-day routines are based on what the Weather looks like today or in the near future. 

Some of us stick our heads out the window; others check an App. Regardless we want to know what the Weather is like or going to be like.

I live in a city where it rains 200 days of the 365 days in the year, and we have all four seasons. Including a 5-6 Month Fall- Winter Period. 

Microdosing helped me overcome my Climate-related anxiety and helped me be more courageous when it comes to loving the Rain and All Seasons we live in.

 Seasonal Depression and Microdosing 

 I typically microdose when Hiking or trekking lately; it helps both with the energy and gives me that extra courage. The euphoric feelings when I’m finished a good hike are rewarding in itself. 

I have more energy; I look forward to my next trek, I’m more determined and goal-oriented, I’m focused and compelled, I’ve lost weight, and I have regained control of my life.

Seasonal Depression will not get the best of me.

Have you ever danced in the Rain?

Have you Gone for a walk during a thunderstorm?

Smelt fresh Rain?

Microdosing Mushrooms have changed my outlook on the Seasons, and I ❤ it.

 Peace & Love – George

 

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