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Hi to all my Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) friends, On a thread about getting through the holidays discussion of a "happy light" came up. I thought it might be a good idea to start a separate thread about it. I can track my mood swings by the amount of sunlight I get. I am much happier in the sunshine. My therapist suggested getting a light box and recommended the one she uses so I did. I followed the directions for set-up and use and did half the time at half the light power to start. I found myself feeling nauseous and headachy afterwards. So THEN I decided to do a search for the side effects!, which did not come along with the packaging. It seems my reaction is a common side effect that goes away in a few days. I discontinued use for a couple of days, felt better, and used it again at the lowest light power with no problem so far. It is also advised to use the light therapy under supervision and I will tell my therapist about my experience. We have other natural light lamps around the house and I never had a problem with them. So my warning would be not to run out and buy one until you check it out carefully. I'll let you know my progress and I am interested in any positive or negative comments you have regarding this type of light. Thanks, miocean