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Budget LED Light Therapy - Infared, Red, Blue, UV, etc. - SAD, Depression, Skin Healing, Testosterone Production, and more. [R]7 months, 3 weeks agoThatsJustUn-American posted submission on Nootropics.
Feb. 28, 2019
Hey everyone. Hopefully this isn't a dumb question and I'm missing some obvious variable here... Recently I've been investigating the benefits of LED light therapy, and I'm wondering if using a plant grow light might provide similar effect? All the LED therapy devices for a specific health use I've found to be super expensive, but plant lights that are on the same wavelength are magnitudes cheaper. If you go on Amazon and search "plant grow light/bulb", you'll find a wide array of lights that function on all the same wavelengths that the expensive devices like Joov use, but with varying intensity. Here are some screenshots of the wavelengths of light.
Additionally, I've found a lightbulb called Therabulb that is marketed for pain relief, but if you checkout the research behind some of the wavelengths it projects, you'll see all kinds of benefits from testosterone production, acne, skin healing, inflammation, and more.
Can someone enlighten me on why using a plant light and the Therabulb might not be as effective or safe as some of more expensive contraptions like Joov lights? I plan on using it on days where the sun isn't out or I'm too busy to get 30+ minutes of sunlight.
Feb. 28, 2019
Keep in mind most mood lamps are anemic. So you are comparing to something that itself probably isn't effective. Some are rated at 10,000 lux at 6 inches. Many don't even provide complete specs so you just don't know. It's not practical to slap a mood lamp 6 inches in front of your face anyway.
The lamp I use is this. It's affordable, rated at 12", has been clinically proven, and easy to position above your eyes -- which we think is important. Also, the wavelength is important. It's blue light which is effective. Reds don't seem to have much of an effect. There is information on that specific lamp here as well as a ton of other info on how to effectively use mood lamps. All backed by research and cited.
As an aside, that site is probably the best site I'm aware of for info about sleep, mood disorder, anxiety, and general brain cooties. It's about bipolar but much of it applies to other mental health issues as well.
Seasonal affective light (tons of lumens) [R]9 months, 2 weeks agocomputerguy0-0 posted submission on flashlight.
Jan. 6, 2019
Alright r/flashlight I need tons of lumens, but something plug in
Wanting to get something to use as a sort of Seasonal affective disorder slash help regulate my sleep schedule when I don’t get much light in my room sort of thing I want a lot of lumens like 20,000 maybe Enough to hang from a ceiling or bounce off the ceiling towards my eyes. Research shows you want some effective 10,000 lux for it to be effective, the more the better. Doesn’t need to be super blue, but I bet 6500k might be more ideal. The SAD lights on the market suck, they all claim 10,000lux but that’s usually only with it right next to you, causing glare and eye strain
I’m going to plug it into a smart outlet or other timer to have it help me wake up
So my first thought would be something like a light bar? Led strips are not close to enough Any suggestions? I know the MTN bar is good but it’s way out of my price range. Maybe one day I’ll get cobs and build a driver and cooler for them and have it ramp up, but I want something I can easily put up for now
I am the worst photographer. [R]9 months, 2 weeks agoPortmantoad posted submission on photography.
Jan. 2, 2019
It's winter. It seems like I hardly see the sun anymore. Photography kind of goes into hibernation for me in the winter. But photography is also what keeps me busy.
On these dark nights when I'd ordinarily be out for sunset, I'm inside ruminating.
I look through my various social media accounts where I post my work and I'm convinced it looks like shit. I compare my work to everyone else's and photography is not worth my time, not to mention the endless money I throw at it.
I don't have enough followers. My Instagram grid looks awful. It's not consistent. Who would want to follow me any way? My captions suck. Well, there's a reason I only have 200 followers and half of them are my friends. Delete photos that don't fit my profile. Delete my profile entirely? Make a new one. Start fresh. I need to find a niche.
Edit: You guys are awesome and I appreciate the support.
I've decided to step away from social media (FB and IG) for a bit. Maybe a month or so, we'll see. I deleted them from my phone.
One of the main reasons I haven't been out shooting is my tripod has been broken. BUT I've ordered a really nice one and it should be here soon. I'm hoping that'll get me up and out taking photos.
I think my goal for the next couple of months is going to be to take photos I enjoy taking, edit them how I want to edit them, and fuck social media for the time being. I need to learn to love photography again, not the Instagram likes.
Jan. 3, 2019
if you're getting depressed in the winter then you probably have seasonal affective disorder, which something like 1 in 5 people do if you dont live near the equator. Get one of these bad boys and sit under it for 30 minutes each morning and you'll be back to yourself: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PCN4UVU
It takes like a week of sitting under it for it to really take effect but it works quite well. This is a solvable problem!
Depression [R]1 year, 10 months agotit_curtain posted submission on Portland.
Dec. 2, 2017
When I initially made plans to move here I had thoughts of how the dominoes would fall. Since I moved everything has been exponentially tougher. I have had issues with my boyfriend, who is the one person I know here. I’ve had issues with my job and apartment search. Yet now that most of those issues have calmed, I find myself forlorn and generally sad. I think it has to do with the fact that I don’t have the supports of friends and family that I had in Denver. Or maybe it is the lack of sunlight. But for whatever reason every tiny thing, like unpacking my clothes or stocking my fridge, seems daunting. I have been able to acquire furniture, but actually putting the place together, actually do the online training for my new job is exhausting me. It’s like this huge mountain that only I can surmount. Me. Alone. Alone in a city that I honestly don’t know if I can be in. Is it the city? Is it me? Is it because this is the first time I’ve moved States? Idk what direction to move forward in, but I could use some help taking the next step forward.
Dec. 2, 2017
> I think it has to do with the fact that I don’t have the supports of friends and family that I had in Denver
If you feel like you are alone a lot, know that even without anyone giving you a shoulder to cry on or actively helping you solve any problems you're struggling with, just spending more time with people can be beneficial. Any interests in joining a book club, looking for a meetup or volunteer group to join? Sometimes it can seem like you don't have time because there are a million other things you need to take care of - get a job, put furniture together, go food shopping etc... - but making time to take care of yourself can make those other challenges way easier to approach. If you've been struggling with the same problems for a while, it can be worth trying another approach.
> Or maybe it is the lack of sunlight
You could look into getting a lightbox. Reading or eating breakfast in front of one for 30 minutes can make for a nice morning routine. I believe most of the research done on them has used Carex brand light boxes.
There are cheaper brands, but YMMV. D3 supplements if you aren't taking a multivitamin could be worth considering.
What to do when you need help but exhausted all options? (long and def. trigger warning) [R]2 years, 11 months agomisslennox posted submission on BipolarReddit.
Oct. 27, 2016
I hate posting things like this because I never know where to begin. This is gonna be super long. Also, I apologize if this is sloppy, as I am manic and also at work. I'm all over the place. So.
I've struggled with "depression" since I was 13. "Depression" gets quotes because I was diagnosed by a PCP instead of somebody that specializes in mental health. I've been on and off different medications since then, as well. April of this year, I was lucky enough to receive a more formal diagnosis of Bipolar II disorder.
Just to make this easier, I'll go ahead and say that I was on lots of different meds. Blood pressure pills, diuretic, Wellbutrin, Phentermine to lose weight, Ativan, and Prozac. The last three were all given to me by my PCP in April when I was diagnosed with Bipolar. I'm also gonna tell you some relevant information about me - again, just to make this story easier to follow. I'm 25, and I'm an undertaker. Great job choice for the mentally ill, right? The work itself hardly gets to me, which I'm sure sounds more cold than I'd like it to, but the schedule is VERY rough. 21 days of straight stress. Long hours. We're short staffed so we all pitch in until we're exhausted. Also, I'm in a new city and have no friends; my social life boils down to work, my significant other, and Facebook. Not having friends or an outlet doesn't help matters either.
The Wellbutrin and Prozac initially worked great together. I felt the best I had in YEARS, my close friends and family all noticed a positive difference in me, and things were really looking up. I thought I had finally found my dream combination of pills, and I was elated.
Late last month, after my 21 day stretch at work, I had four days of freedom. I'm always busy and have no room for fun in my life, because, work, so I decided to take alllllll the days to sit at home in my PJs, watch crime dramas on the television with my feline companion, and eat peanut M&Ms. Being this lazy after having so much going on really got me down, and somehow I took the time to author three different goodbye notes (one to the boyfriend, another to the parents, and the last to the authorities), and sit on my bed as a fashioned a noose from a Lightning cable. The plan was to hang myself from the bed rails, and the boyfriend would have found me when he got home from work.
Obviously, I'm still here typing and suicide did not happen that day. The following day I drove myself to the ER, where I spent the night, received some kind of bullshit counseling, and they put me on Depakote, which I know is not working AND it is making me eat everything in (and out) of sight. Ripped me off my Wellbutrin, Phetermine, and Ativan as well. This last Monday after work, I drove home, lined up the remaining 13 pills of Phentermine in a neat little row, and planned to take my life that way. Obviously you know that didn't happen either.
For the record, I have a great life. Great job. Loving parents and boyfriend. I'm looking to be engaged, by a home, and get married all within the next year. Basically what I'm saying is, I have no real reason to feel so low, and it's all in my brain. But it sure as shit doesn't make anything better.
I desperately need help. My new meds are not working. I am in a constant state of not wanting to die, but so badly wanting this pain to STOP. I told my family, my boyfriend, even my boss who got me in touch with the crisis line at work. The crisis line promised to send me referrals to counseling and check back in with me, and that has not happened. It's disheartening and soul crushing. I just want to be okay again, and I am getting worse every.single.day. I know if this continues I am going to take my life. But I feel like I've done all the right things....go to the ER. Tell loved ones. Alert work and the crisis line. I'm genuinely TRYING to get help. Why is none of this working? Is there something I'm forgetting to do?
TL;DR: Bipolar II, suicidal, tried to get help, nothing is working and quickly running out of options.
Oct. 27, 2016
I bought a light therapy box at the insistence of my psychiatrist. It has been a huuuuge help in keeping me out of depression. I got lazy and stopped using it for two weeks and started spiraling. Three days back on and I feel great again. I sit in the light for 30 minutes as soon as I get up in the morning, the same time every morning. That's it. Easy. It makes getting to bed on time, and thus getting enough sleep at night, much easier as well.
SAD throws me into a downward spiral [R]3 years agosodumb4real posted submission on depressionregimens.
Oct. 9, 2016
This happens every year. I realize it has been happening since my mental illness started 8 years ago. The second the air turns cold and the leaves start to fall I suddenly fall into a deep depression. I had a decent baseline going before fall started and now I feel I'm all the way back down. I feel an intense fatigue that I would describe as soul crushing. Sleeping doesn't help. Tired but wired. Doing basic things feels like an insurmountable feat. I don't feel like going out to see friends because like what's the point. What is the point of existing if I become incapacitated every year. Thinking of the 'S' word a lot lately.
Getting on cymbalta and lyrica helped my chronic pain issues but I've felt like it's barley starving off the problem. Like it's always trying to win a never ending fight. I'm on welbutrin as well and can't go up on it because of the side effects. I was in the same position last year except I had pain issues. The pain issues are gone but I still feel deeply melancholy. I cried myself to sleep last night. I'm used to feeling numb so it's nice to feel something different for a change, but I can't function like this.
I'm seeing my psych on tue and I'm thinking about going towards an anti psychotic direction. Being on high doses of anti-depressants and still having issues has me thinking it's not enough. I've tried the whole diet and exercise, lifestyle thing. Tried the supplement/nootropic route. No luck. I did the light therapy thing the last few years and it helps a little I guess. I just got it out again because why the fuck not. Why the fuck does having less sunlight throw my brain and body completely out of whack. 'It has to do with sunlight and serotonin.' Gee thanks. I've always thought my problems were dopamine related. Going up on cymbalta makes me feel better but I feel complete anhedonia. He said this might have to do with the serotonin/dopamine balance in my brain being off. He said he is willing to try abilify. I'm thinking I'm going to try it. Really not much to lose at this point. I've always had a nagging feeling that anti-depressants are not enough for what I'm dealing with.
If I had money I'd move out of this place that is literally killing me but I feel like I can't get out of bed. I don't understand why anyone with SAD would willingly live in this climate. I start to think I would be better off in jail in a nice climate as opposed to living free where I'm. I'm already in the prison of my freaking brain.
I don't know how to explain to my parents I'm having an episode or whatever. We went through this last year and they think I got through it. I don't know how to say I'm right back to where I was last year.
Do you guys have any tips? I realize that these problems in our brain are infinitely complex but I need some sort of solace. Thanks everyone.
Oct. 10, 2016
Why not get a light for bright light therapy? I got this since I work nights from home. Seems to help mood and energy.
How do you handle the job/apartment search while suffering from depression? Anecdotes, advice, anything. [R]3 years, 1 month agoverylittlefinger posted submission on Seattle.
Sept. 4, 2016
I know that the seasons turning can be a hard time for a lot of folks with mental illness, myself very much included. I suffer from clinical depression and borderline-crippling social anxiety that tends to sine-wave with the seasons, and I've got a flux of events all happening with very bad timing as I can anticipate my daily moods are about to take a huge dive.
I'm not getting as many hours at my job as I used to, and thusly can't really continue to afford the studio I'm living in... the double whammy of knowing I'm going to have to find another job AND a new place to live in the coming months is really freaking me out.
Some weeks I can't drag myself out of bed for anything other than work, and I put in 100% of my energy only to make a part-time wage that can't support me. How do I try to get out of this unsustainable situation when I'm so drained from just trying to make ends meet?
I know that some gloomy Seattlites must have similar struggles - how do you manage to afford to live in this damned city as a low-energy, low-motivation depressed introvert? Is there any easy way to apartment hunt that doesn't require... talking to so many people? Do studios for less than 900 a month exist (I would be happy to live literally in a concrete closet if it were cheap and private)? How do you find new work when you can't motivate yourself to do even the most basic, daily shit? I really need some help (yes I'm seeing a therapist) or guidance from someone who's gone/going through the same.
Sept. 4, 2016
If you have seasonable variations in depression, maybe something like this can help?
Seriously, how do I stop this..? [R]3 years, 6 months agoMarch 29, 2016
March 29, 2016
Have you had a full blood panel done lately? Thyroid, dehydration, & low iron or vitamin D & B levels can all affect energy levels. The insomnia you describe can still happen if you are tired when you go to bed, it's hard to turn your brain off.
For just one week do the following:
Drink 16 oz of water first thing in the morning, again at noon, and about 2 hours before bed in addition to drinking smaller glasses of water whenever you are thirsty and with every meal.
Take some vitamin D & B12 supplements (if you are a menstruating woman, go ahead and take the iron too, but if you are a man, wait for a blood panel to tell your doctor if you are low or not)
Get a SAD light, and sit under it for 15 minutes first thing in the mornings at the same time each day while you eat breakfast - I like this one
That's what has helped me.
Week One Done. Easy. [R]3 years, 8 months agosolsiegel posted submission on pornfree.
Jan. 27, 2016
Just broke a week recently. How hard will it be to break a 15 year habit? I'm just glad to be part of this group effort. Good luck to everyone!
Jan. 27, 2016
I've been using a light therapy box for 30 minutes every morning at 8:30AM because I'm participating in a sleep study with Columbia University. After six weeks of that, I have to attribute a lot of improvements in mood and energy levels throughout the day to this light and maintaining a regular sleep schedule because of it. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PCN4UVU