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I Am Sensitive to the Light

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    I wish I weren't so sensitive. I wish I could just not care. I've been put down and told I was too sensitive so many times. It makes me feel like I am not normal or there is...
    waywardmuffin waywardmuffin 36-40, F 12 Responses Aug 22

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    I REPEAT! Being a sensitive person IS DIFFRENT from being a cry baby. Sensitive mean you are aware of your surrounding. Cry baby means youre cry after every litle things! Grow...
    Biggbangg Biggbangg 16-17, M 17 Responses Aug 24

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    Im a very sensitive person, i was never always this sensitive, every year i become worse! I guess i just kept holding so much in and now i cant handle that anymore, so whenever im...
    staystrongsu staystrongsu 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    Can anybody relate? I'm one of those kinds of people that hides my emotions from everyone, for fear of being judged, to show vulnerability and generally not wanting to bother...
    MikeBrin MikeBrin 18-21, M 9 Responses Sep 1

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    Empathy's normally are highly aware of ever feeling ever emotion a human can believe that exists and from there 7 more, which humanity does not see or hear or feel...Why maybe one...
    MMMartin MMMartin 51-55, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    I'm going to be honest and say, yes, I do hold grudges. I'm sensitive to the fact that I put my full trust in people, but then get brutally stabbed behind my back and used. So...
    seakissedjem seakissedjem 26-30, F 14 Responses Aug 19

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    iam a very sensitive person and nervous,shy,antisocial, my sensitivity makes problems for me with myself or with people, i get hurted easily and care the most for everything and a...
    Emmajasonn Emmajasonn 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    http://m.wikihow.com/Stop-Absorbing-Other-People's-Emotions This website may help those who are of a sensitive nature. Being sensitive sometimes makes you a target. Here are...
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    By sensitive I mean a very awkward shy sensitive kind of person. On the first day of 8th grade, it was the year I have ever been to a public school so I got really excited and...
    CHAINSAWPAL21 CHAINSAWPAL21 18-21, M Sep 3

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    Strong yet sensitive at some point of time 😁
    rony989 rony989 22-25, M Aug 18

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    People often take advantage of that. They think it's okay to make her believe that she's offended because shes too sensitive instead of admitting I did something wrong.
    karinaroyzen karinaroyzen 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I am too - I'm very sensitive to Music. I think it's one of the best gifts ..virtually free gifts if you like. Which can make a huge difference to you are experiencing , Or...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    I mean I'm pretty normal for the most part, but I tend to take things way to personally. I also cry quite a lot for a guy... For example when I watch a movie or another T.V. show...
    ClassicGentleman ClassicGentleman 18-21, M Aug 19

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    so i cry a lot, happy or sad, mostly sad. i am so sensitive especially with my boyfriend. We have been through a lot together, good and bad for the past three years on and off. All...
    evaseo evaseo 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I am way too sensitive. I cry because of the simplest things, such as music,documentaries, and other things going that are also not personal to me.
    Marlene33 Marlene33 31-35 12 Responses Aug 22

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    I am a really sensitive person. Any little thing can make me cry or make me sad if the person is successful in hurting my feelings. I'm sure we all know one person that is very...
    raisetheroof raisetheroof 13-15, F 7 Responses Aug 23

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    I'm so sensitive that sometimes I sit and cry alone :(
    deilia94 deilia94 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    Why everyone always say they are a sensitive person? Its kinda ANNOYING you cry baby! Be brave! And strong! We have to be tough, so we can change the world to be better! Dont let...
    Biggbangg Biggbangg 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 23

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    I am a very sensitive person as far as I know I have been this way all my life..I really dislike it because things people say to me I can and do take it to heart and I cry easily.
    Krimsonraine Krimsonraine 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I feel very sad. My baby isn't contacting me as much as he used to. He said he's out of credit or something and that he went to the mountains with no connection service, but he...
    genejanexx genejanexx 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I am intensely sensitive, but emotional reg and want to share with new guy my world but worry that my intensity makes me seem intimidating. I think sometimes men think I am going...
    litenup litenup 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    Maybe too sensitive for this world.
    blindbob blindbob 26-30 6 Responses Aug 25

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    I get upset over little things and it makes me cry for a long period of time- when I try to take a deep breath, the crying stops temporarily and then comes back when I think about...
    Miiicchellllee Miiicchellllee 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    Really I'm sensitive guy and I'm trying to find a girl to understand my feelings and the way I feel I really feel bad and lonely all the time
    asaadhyal asaadhyal 22-25 4 Responses Aug 28

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    Every time someone looks at me in an certain way or says something it triggers me and i can't take the pain so I hurt myself and I don't think I can stop plz I need help I'm so...
    alice123422 alice123422 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 28

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    I get upset over the smallest things I'm very sensitive to touch won't even let my family hug me. The only people I let touch me are little kids.
    anestacia anestacia 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 30

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