Yes, I'm well aware that they are not recommended. I have no intention to convince someone that this helps.
However, after really struggling for the past few months, I was grasping at straws. I hadn't been outside much in the summer due to work, and by October I had debilitating fatigue. I was also very depressed by the end of December, and experienced intense suicidal ideation. Figured I might give this a shot as a sort of sun replacement (I live in Sweden).
After five 10-minute sessions, it seems that I'm feeling better now.
Unfortunately, I have changed some other things as well, such as completely abstaining from alcohol (not that I was drinking much anyway). So, not a particularly valid self experiment.
Which brings me to my question: has anyone else tried this, and what was your experience?
It should also be noted that I'm being treated by a rheumatologist. Currently humira. I've been trying different strategies such as diet changes, fasting etc. I've tried every supplement there is, including 5000IU of vitamin D per day.
Sunlight does much more than vitamin D creation, for those that are not aware.