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tempskawt t1_j7e9rjz wrote

I'm a vet in Wisconsin. Had a real bad time last year around January when I got back from a deployment to Saudi Arabia. Vitamin D supplements, running intervals, and eating an overly healthy diet fixed it after a while. Not sure if it was sunlight or heat, but it just felt like I had dread going on in the morning and the evening. Thermostat set to 70-72 range, and I would still shiver. Seems to have fixed itself since then. Would be curious to know if it was a fluke or if the/my human body is not good at adjusting to such jarring changes in daily sunlight.


yugosaki t1_j7egj5d wrote

Unrelated, but when I first read "vet" I interpreted it as "veterinarian" and was like "why would an animal doctor be deployed to saudi arabia" for a good minute before I figured out what I misunderstood


tempskawt t1_j7ei5nf wrote

There were veterinarians in Saudi! I guess they were vet vets. They took care of the MWDs, military working dogs. They were trained to take down bad guys, but most of the time they were sniffing the vehicles that local Nationals drove on base with. One guy had some fertilizer traces in his vehicle that an MWD indicated on. I got the opportunity to put on the padded suit and get attacked by one, they're no joke. Very well trained though!


juan2141 t1_j7em1jv wrote

Similar for me minus the deployment, I was feeling down lately then started taking vitamin D again. It didn’t take long until I started feeling better.


Roronoa_Zaraki t1_j7fdu4r wrote

I have a doctor friend in England who says when Australians come over to the UK to work or study they are massively overrepresented compared to native brits in reporting seasonal depression and getting high dose vitamin d.