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Hi, I am nearly 59, and have stopped having periods, tried HRT and didn't like what it was doing to me, although I felt it did lift my mood. Year by year I have noticed that my mood changes with the weather. I know everyone feels like that, but I feel that as each year goes by, it is more and more noticeable. For example, when the weather is fine and sunny, as it is here today, and also particularly warm for the time of year, (I live in the south west of England) I might wake up feeling a bit groggy, as I did this morning, suffering from sinus problems, but I almost feel I am operating on double speed!! Can't wait to get the washing done and on the line, planning ahead for the rest of the day while I am still on holiday from work, looking forward to going out tonight, etc. When the weather is wet or even just dull, I seem to have little motivation for anything, even things I know I should be looking forward to doing in the time I have off, which I won't be able to find time for when I go back to work. At one point, I thought about buying one of those SAD lights, but can't afford to spend money on something I'm not convinced will work. After all, how can sitting beside an artificial light source replace the feelings of well being I obviously get from natural sunlight?
There must be someone else out there who feels the same as me, as I have discovered by using this forum to air my ailments recently!! Any help on what vitamins or herbal remedies I could take will be most welcome.
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