So. Reading up on a few threads in here has made me wonder if I have seasonal affective disorder. For the last few years I've had downswings that I attributed to Thyroid Fuckery, because symptomatically it it made sense. (I have/tend to have bolded symptoms) Hypothyroidism Fatigue Increased sensitivity to cold Constipation Dry skin Weight gain Puffy face Hoarseness Muscle weakness Elevated blood cholesterol level Muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness Pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints Heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods Thinning hair Slowed heart rate Depression Impaired memory But I've spent the last three months with a specialist getting my thyroid figured out. My thyroid is On Point. However... S.A.D./Depression Feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day Feeling hopeless or worthless** Having low energy** Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed Having problems with sleeping Experiencing changes in your appetite or weight Feeling sluggish or agitated Having difficulty concentrating Having frequent thoughts of death or suicide Fall/Winter S.A.D. Specific Irritability** Tiredness or low energy** Problems getting along with other people** Hypersensitivity to rejection** Heavy, "leaden" feeling in the arms or legs Oversleeping Appetite changes, especially a craving for foods high in carbohydrates Weight gain **Some of this could be attributed to work stress but eh? Not all of it. Can I get some advice? How would I go about presenting this to a doctor? They have me on file as coming in every winter whining about my thyroid. Sometimes it was, sometimes my bloodwork came back normal. WHAT DO?! HOW FIX?! I'd love a Q&A session with people who do have it. The "needs bright light" thing isn't an issue, all the lights in my house are "daylight" bulbs because apparently I like blinding myself in the morning.