My pdoc ordered me a

Light box. I called him up on the phone and complained to him about my severe lack of motivation. I told him that I am not depressed or sad and in spite of that, I have not cleaned my apartment in the seven months I have lived here and have no motivation to do so. He told me that a lot of his patients are suffering from seasonal affective disorder this time of year so, he’s ordering a lot of light boxes. I expressed my concern about going manic from this. He poo poohed this idea and insisted on the light box. So, now, I am awaiting this in the mail.


Can he order me one, too? :smiley:

Seriously, I get S.A.D. but don’t know where to get a decent light box.

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@doing-fine-thanks, Why not ask your pdoc if it would do you any good and he/she might order you one!

I get to the point where I don’t want to clean and then I just don’t. A light box sounds like a good idea actually. I’d like to try it. I don’t think it would fix too much but hey I’d try it.

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If you know a doc who would do that, hit me up! I would probably have to contact my pdoc (she’s an online doc) and call my insurance to see if it’s covered.

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I don’t know why it wouldn’t be covered. Light boxes have got to be the cheapest contraptions around.

Does your insurance cover it?

I got one from amazon a few years ago and it really helped. I think it was about $100.

I got my SAD lamp on Amazon. They aren’t covered here but I got one for $40. It helps somewhat.

Hopefully you get some relief. I use the one I was prescribed, every day. :paw_prints::paw_prints::paw_prints:

I hope it helps you how many mins did he prescribe?

Also it is possible to go manic on it. My pdoc wanted to increase my antipsychotic because of it.

My friend ordered me a Blues Buster bulb. I put it in a lamp by my chair. I have been forgetting to use it.

I got my SAD lamp from Amazon.
I don’t use it because it makes me manic.

I think a light box could be very helpful. Good luck!

I’m using mine right now. It really helps me.

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It’s possible to get manic from it. I can’t do more than 20 mins in the morning with mine or else I won’t sleep, which triggers a manic episode for me.

But I do still use it and like it

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