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Old 04-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #1
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Light Therapy / Light boxes

Heya PPers!

I know there's been past threads about this subject, but wanted a more up-to-date opinion with current peeps here : does anyone use a light box or other kind of light therapy product, and have you found it helpful?
I'd be particularly interested to hear from any Aussies or Kiwis who have managed to find an affordable option that is available down here or ships here and is able to be used with a power converter.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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Re: Light Therapy / Light boxes

I am interested in this as well. I have read several articles that state light therapy is extremely beneficial in winter months. I saw several light boxes available on ebay. I'm glad to see that someone else is thinking about this as well. It certainly seems to be a much better way to lift your mood than popping a pill.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:38 AM   #3
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Re: Light Therapy / Light boxes

I bought one today. Summer is real bad here in holland and i with my agoraphobia i am not outdoors much.
I am doing my exercises, i try to eat well, i rest, do CBT and relaxation to "threat" my WD and disorder. Thats the basics as far as i am concerned. Now i am looking in what i can do to improve stuff in other areas as supplements and also this.

I will keep you guys updated
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:14 PM   #4
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Re: Light Therapy / Light boxes

Hi

I have a light box and I love it. I use it mainly in Nov, Dec, and Jan. That is our foggy time and sometimes we don't see sun for days and weeks on end. It helps me a lot. When we have sunshine like now there is no need for me to use it. I think for me it is the gray days that bother me, when the drapes are open and the sun shines through that is enough for me.

I do not sit in the sun , only when I am out and about or working in the yard. I had melanoma and other skin cancers so I am careful about being in the sun. I take 4000IU of D3 each day and that helps.

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Old 07-18-2012, 03:26 AM   #5
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Re: Light Therapy / Light boxes

Ok,..just got it with the post. I am curious
Read the manual though "do not use this when lightsensitive due to antidepressants, can cause epileptic shock"

Jeezz lol...i am sensitive to any bright light. But lets just try it
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