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I Am Sensitive to the Light

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I just took the test and answered all but one in the affirmative. My therapist asked me to take the test today. I've always known I was sensitive, but I was shocked to learn of...
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    I wake up with light and nature noises, so it is not shocking that I cannot remain asleep if I have my lights on in my house. I wake up maybe one to a few hours later if I fall...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Apr 13

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    Physically or otherwise. I do consider myself emotionally sensitive even though I don't feel much. Haha, I am basically emotionally constipated. My senses are very sensitive as...
    Kawiicatnipotaku Kawiicatnipotaku 13-15, F Apr 15

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    Our Last fightI hear the birds whistle and I see that the sun shinesDim it out, let the light disappearMidnight comes at clear noon and lives in meOur last fightYou and...
    DarkestTrance DarkestTrance 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Highly sensitive more like it... http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/26/highly-sensitive-people-signs-habits_n_4810794.htmlPretty much describes me more than I ever I could...
    acquiredtaste acquiredtaste 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I am seriously highly sensitive. I can't even look at pictures without feeling an intense feeling. I find myself to not have a lot of friends because of how observant I am towards...
    hendrixxoxo hendrixxoxo 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 31

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    I am a highly sensitive person. I hate that thing about me. I cry during movies, or when I hear something sad, even if it is not happening to me, I feel deeply about it. This has...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 12

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    But I hate to be sensitive .... All I want is to be careless about everything and everyone... But I can't...
    lost021 lost021 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I'm a sensitive person. I over think every little thing and I care way too much.
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 29

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    I've always subconsciously picked up on subtle clues! This means that I've always had feelings about stuff that I was unable to prove until after the fact. For example, as a...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I am very sensitive and in my feelings but then when I stop caring its a problem smh
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    my whole life people just called me over sensitive.
    mhill3 mhill3 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I think it's okay to be sensitive in a lot of cases. I find that it makes me more considerate of other people because I try to see things from their perspective.
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    All aboard on EP wd me plzzz BEAWARE!!!!!!!! I am extremely sensitive n when it over my limit....I get hyper n get a lil fussy.....so pllxxxxxxxxx if I misbehave or hurt someone...
    Mughee Mughee 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    People, why must there be people out there who assume that I don't care? They want more from me. They want me to show that I care, that I'm listening, that I feel their pain and...
    LaughingDogs LaughingDogs 22-25, F Apr 6

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    I'm really sensitive and can't hold my feelings in well. One time I went to a school dance and I had no one to talk to, so I was just awkwardly standing there, when I saw one of my...
    justalittledifferent justalittledifferent 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I know I'm sensitive but sometimes I feel I put on a wall so when my friends are down or worried I put their feelings first to make sure they are okay.
    Bookcuddler Bookcuddler 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I could act as strong as a steel wall.. Make it look like I don't care about what they say or think. But through the strong show, I'm crumbling little by little and once I've hit...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 11

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    Yes, I am a highly sensitive person. It's a good thing because it's easier to be more compassionate and empathetic towards people but it does have it's disadvantages. When things...
    whylife93 whylife93 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I was born this way. I have enjoyed perks because of it though. I can laugh very easily from life, movies, TV, books and music. I can cry easily from sad moments in life, movies...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F Apr 13

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    I am a highly sensitive person so I choose not to be around certain people that will break me down. Why should I even be around such people if I don't even need to be around them...
    whylife93 whylife93 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't want to be a stereotypically emotional teenage girl, and I'm not, but I'm still fairly sensitive.. I try not to let people offline know I am.
    Thelittlestpetshop Thelittlestpetshop 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm past sensitive I'm just a time bomb
    Princeofthesky Princeofthesky 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was in the car with my Dad on my way home from town, there were some roadworks on the hill next to my house and the workers had installed temporary lights to control traffic flow...
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