Whenever I'm cooped up inside even if I switch on artificial light, I would have a low mood. Today for instance, was a lovely sunny day, and I stayed for a while in the sun in between lectures. It was an instant mind-booster, I felt great, and quite happy. However, once I got home and shut myself in my room again, I felt instantaneously sad. This happens to me on a frequent basis - I just have to be out in some sun to feel better. I know that sunlight can help alleviate mild depression, but I just don't know if light is the only responsible factor here --- I wonder how my moods fluctuate from low to high just by being exposed to the sun.
I had been diagnosed by hyperthyroidism almost 1 and a half to two years ago, but my thyroid levels are balanced now and they are tapering the medication off for me --- I've been tapering it off for a good while now. I wonder if this health disorder could still have its effects on me and leave me mildly depressed. It's true that I'm under a lot of stress right now, but I have nothing to be depressed about except for worrying over school stuff, and yet I feel depressed. I'm actually on a low dose of anti depressant, but I don't want to up the dose --- I actually want to taper it off --- At first it helped but after a year of taking it, it just doesnt have any effect anymore. I don't want to be dependent on medication.
About a few weeks ago I was sick --- Had to go to the doctor and due to the medication he prescribed I had to ask him if it wouldnt interfere with the antidepressant Im taking... He obviously asked me what happened for me to be taking anti depressant and told him about my hyperthyroidism... He actually said that sufferers of hyperthyroidism often causes feelings of depression. I just don't know anymore. I feel tired of feeling "low" all the time.