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I Am Sensitive to the Light

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    Aargh It Burns

    Although i burn easily in sunny weather that doesnt bother me much, what does bother me is that im practically blind without shades in sunny weather. I have to keep dimming the light or my eyes water over. and that sucks period
    SocioStranger SocioStranger 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    Light Sensitivity.

    both my eyes and skin are poorly suited to light - i sunburn easily and i have rather extreme photosensitivity, so i even end up wearing sunglasses indoors at night. fortunately nobody has ever asked me anything about that 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 24, 2009

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    To D Light

    I am sensitive to the light when I have a migraine.  The dark is all I want when I'm in one of those state..
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    Red Skin

    It's my skin, it's too pale, I'm not a light person, i prefer twilight and dusk, or night and shadows. I should live in the arctic for half the year and in the antarctic for the other half but my survival skills are poor, i'd be eaten by a polar bear or mugged...
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F Jun 8, 2010

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    I Don't Know Why

    I haven't always been sensitive to the light, it seemed to come on suddenly. My optician told me that there was nothing wrong with my eyes and it might be due to my medication, I then came off my medication but months on I am still really sensitve to the light. I look like i'm...
    vivalagloria vivalagloria 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2008

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    Ow

    Sometimes when I go out in the sunlight, the backs of my eyeballs get a bad ache. Anyone else experience this? Weird.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 9, 2009

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    I Don't Know When It Started

    Sometime after I had my second child I think. The sun, the computer screen being to bright, high watt bulbs, camera flashes. They just all screw with my eyes. I even tend to get spots in my eyes that drive me crazy. Especially when I go camera crazy and start taking a bunch of...
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty 18-21, F Jan 17, 2009

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    It Hurts!

    When my eyes are first exposed to sunlight, it sometimes causes an ache behind my eyeballs. I wonder if this happens to other people is it just an alien thing? 
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 18, 2011

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    Someone Please Turn Off the Light!

    I've always been sensitive to light. I keep the brightness on my monitor down low and I prefer low watt light bulbs. I don't like sitting in pitch black, but it's better for my eyes so I do it when I can. Natural light from the sun is killer to my eyes too; but I'm too stubborn...
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2008

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    Lsd + All Day Snowboarding + No Goggles =

    Yeah, bad combo. I couldn't open my eyes for 3 days. I'm talkin, I couldn't even tell if the light was on or off. I thought I was blind. All I know is, I took two hits, went boarding and after I had got home that night & went to sleep, I woke up in the middle of the night, in...
    bdmthrfkr bdmthrfkr 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2012

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    Vampire? Maybe. Lol

    Without the whole blood thirsty need for biting people though. LOL J/K I have extremely fair skin and medium blonde hair. I burn to a crisp anytime I get in the sun for too long. Plus my eyes are extremely sensitive and I usually walk around looking like a blind bat...
    Skyelillie Skyelillie 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2008

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    My Eyes Tell Me So

    I have macular degeneration. As time continues, exposure to uv light can cause my eyes to progressively lose sight. I'm hoping for a cure, a surgey, or something that would keep me from losing my vision.
    joncoffy joncoffy 26-30, M Nov 19, 2013

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    Eye Injury

    Sixteen years ago, I was playing in a soccer game, I was defending, and from ten feet away the opponent took a shot. I couldn't turn fast enough, and the ball got me square in the eye. My eye took 100% of the hit, because I didn't even get a black eye from it. People saw that...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    Any Kind Of Light.

    Ever since my eyesight started going bad, I've had huge issues with light. When I was around eight or nine, my prescription glasses had rose tint to them to try and cut the glare from flourescent lighting, because I was having terrible difficulty at school. I don't get the tint...
    Trinea Trinea 26-30 1 Response Jul 13, 2010

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    For As Long As I Can Remember

    I have always been sensitive to the light...just my eyes. I can never go outside without my sunglasses. My son is starting to be the same way. I gotta love my sunglasses...cant live without em!
    SensualButterfly SensualButterfly 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2009

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    Photosensitivity and Amyopathic Dermatomyositis

    I was diagnosed with virally-triggered Amyopathic Dermatomyositis.  I played tennis indoors only to find that the indoor lighting is as bad or worse than sunlight!  Worse, fluorescent and mercury lighting are everywhere!  My rash does not seem to be helped by using...
    LongIslandFem LongIslandFem 56-60 Jan 16, 2009

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    It Would Be Sexier If I Were a Vampire,

     but I am not. LOL My skin and eyes are photosensitive for two main reasons. First, I am fair-skinned. Second, I take certain medicines on a routine basis which cause photo sensitivity. There have been times when I suffered heat stroke due to exposure; the dizzyness...
    RubyTewes RubyTewes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 31, 2009

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    I'm Not Alone!

    Great to find this group! I've never had a friend or even an acquaintance with this problem.  It seems like no big deal to people who don't have this problem, but you know how painful this can be.  No barbecues, no beach trips with friends...  So many important...
    kaoseris kaoseris 61-65, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    I can't stand the bright sunlight in the

    morning. Especially when the curtains aren't particularly good which let in so much light, which I had during a time in my life. I would cover myself with something over my eyes every day. It hurt even with my eyes closed. I tried even using towels for a while to cover the...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Oct 13

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    Bright Lights, Bright Lights!!

    I have to wear sunglasses in the swimming pool on holiday!! I'm a bit like a Gremlin.
    MissTom MissTom 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2008

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    Light Hurts My Eyes....

    I Have been sensitive to light most of my life...it has only gotten worse now that I am 38. I work in an office building and there are so many light above my head...my eyes water if I am under those lights for too long. I have to wear sunglasses at my desk at work. They took did...
    preciousHrt preciousHrt 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2012

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    In college my friends would often confide with me for emotional support and advice. I didn't mind, but back then I didn't realize that I was actually taking on an incredible burden...
    aninsideoutfox aninsideoutfox 22-25, M Nov 22

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    About a year or two ago I realized I was a highly sensitive person and still am today. I'm very sensitive to light and sounds and specific fabrics I can't wear if it's too scratchy...
    rorimori rorimori 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 25

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    Wondering if it's just us or everybody got a lighter and a darker side of them? We were not born perfect obviously we aren't angles. So what's the deal? Some people say they...
    luvsoylatte luvsoylatte 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Ok for me to a degree I am a sensitive person in which I'm sensitive to those im close to and when they are in pain so am I as I tend to feel what they feel and in some cases I end...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I am a HSP and this isn't something you can change. Growing up I always complained about itchy clothes and the tags on them. When I hurt my foot it ached for about a year. Whenever...
    nuttyduck nuttyduck 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    Maybe a little too sensitive and nice. My therapist says its a gift. I tried to not be nice and sensitive, but that didn't work. I just don't have a mean heart. And being too nice...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    "Please be careful with me, I am sensitive and I'd like to stay that way." One of my favorite Jewel songs. I used to sing it in my head a lot when I was younger and then, for...
    candycoatedunicorn candycoatedunicorn 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 6

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    yes I'm over sensitive. I cry when **** upsets me, I rage when things make me angry I Love to intensely. I think being sensitive makes us vulnerable to people who lack empathy.
    0815Jade 0815Jade 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    But not overly sensitive. I have sensitive; Skin,feelings and the paranormal.
    roxrockman roxrockman 26-30, F Nov 21

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    I'm hyper sensitive ... It's a gift but only if you understand what it means .... In autism hypersensitive can mean touch feel etc .. A hug can be really painful .. I have some...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 4 Responses Dec 8

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    My biggest weakness, why do I gotta be so sensitive!!!!!! I try to be tuff and mean or careless but I just can't my sensitive emotions take over.
    cristytina cristytina 26-30, F 41 Responses a week ago

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    I honestly hate being so highly sensitive, because its so freaking easy for people to say "DONT worry about it" OR "DONT let it get to you" that alone makes it get to me more, and...
    Bayzoo Bayzoo 18-21, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sometimes I feel like I'm overly sensitive. I get angered easily and I get hurt easily too. I wish I knew how not to be so sensitive.
    Rebelscorpio Rebelscorpio 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to find other people who get upset when people ignore their messages. All of the people who say "let it ho" or "idc if it's rude" or"that's just your opinion" or "you can't...
    thescriptmaroon thescriptmaroon 22-25, M Nov 22

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    I am sensation, actually I wound say too sensitive. I take way too much to heart, but I'm trying to work on it and hopefully it will change. Or atleast get better
    musicgurl11 musicgurl11 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Do people really not realize how their words and actions effect people even if "they're just kidding"? Am I just too sensitive or are others bothered by it when someone says...
    jeepin1944 jeepin1944 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I am writing to ease the pain of my lonely heart. I can't stand that fact that when I get too emotional people run away from me. I hate my sensitive heart and the way it clings to...
    OnlineCake OnlineCake 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 4

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    I am a sensitive person I get guilty super fast and I hate hurting peoples feelings I get hurt very easily but don't really show it
    Naniebananie Naniebananie 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I am sensitive person and I dont like it..
    scorpian112 scorpian112 22-25, M Dec 6

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    I am sensitive but I'll bite if you hurt me.
    butterflyofchange butterflyofchange 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    I'm really sensitive I can cry over stupid things people say too mr, it's so easy too upset me..💔
    chxoex chxoex 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    I never want to admit that I am sensitive. It makes me feel weak and worthless sometimes I would feel way too paranoid incase someone seizes the opportunity to step all over me.
    nayimaalie nayimaalie 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 7

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    99% of the time when someone says "you're too sensitive" they're usually just to insensitive.
    danamillion danamillion 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I like introspection I guess..Im not sure if that really has to do with being sensitive or not? but I like this group so far lol and i like posting things here..So i thought id...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F Dec 10

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    I pick up on others emotions. I feel whatever they're going through like I'm the one going through it. I hate it. Every time I ask if I can help, I get told there's nothing I can...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 10 Responses Dec 10

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    not in RL, I'm only sensitive online. online feels more real than RL so things people say hurt me more online
    SirWannabeGhost SirWannabeGhost 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 11

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    I am extremely sensitive I can probably get upset over the smallest thing and I hate it
    NoraGrey NoraGrey 13-15, F 3 Responses 6 days ago