I notice many on here also suffer from the seasonal syndrome, caused through lack of sunshine from September till March, SAD.
It is always at this time of year the symptoms kick in, and it can make your life miserable. Of course on top of lung illness, I have very severe copd, sometimes life can really feel like not worth living.
A few years ago while doing research I came across an article that explained most people with copd had a low count of vitamin D. The sunshine vitamin. And that by taking a supplement we could help to build up our resistance to many infections, meaning less exacerbations. Another advantage being if we catch a cold, it is not nearly as bad as it otherwise would be, and would not last so long. So I started immediately to take 5,000iu of D a day. I started in the last Autumn months and was suffering SAD quite badly. What amazed me was within a week, my Sad had gone, and I felt very cheerful. It was only after a few months I realised, that I did not suffer SAD anymore, after years of being miserable for half the year, and always dreading winter.
As I said this was several years ago. Since I have been taking a supplement of D, I have not suffered at all from SAD. Today, I feel as cheerful with no sign of SAD, or a dread of winter. Except of course from the point of cold days keeping me indoors because of the severity of my copd and humping an oxygen bottle around on the ice does not appeal.
This is just one I wanted to share. Supplement of D is very cheap and very effective. Makes no difference to me if you try it or not. But i expect like me, and friends of mine that have tried it after informing them of this effect, you may find it cures that problem. Just a pity it does not cure lungs eh Breathe easy..