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I Am Sensitive to the Light

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have always felt that I experience more emotional pain than others, but I used to think of this as a character flaw rather than an inborn trait. When I was in middle school, I...
    kaylie2323 kaylie2323 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    It's a gift and a curse. My sensitivity and big heart helps others but can hurt me in return. Too many people out there take advantage of it. Being so sensitive is in my opinion...
    Alyssa5977 Alyssa5977 13-15, F 16 Responses Jul 17

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    I guess I am a sensitive person. I share my feelings and I don't try to hide it. I don't always speak what's on my mind if I know those words are going to hurt someone. Therefore...
    destinii3 destinii3 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Sensitive doesn't mean you weep and swoon over anything and everything. when you are sensitive, it means you have the ability and habit of perceiving and noting the smallest...
    waterflame waterflame 16-17, F 6 Responses Jul 7

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    I'm sensitive about everything. I feel everything so intensely and deeply. I'm not just sensitive about my own feelings but also to the injustices and pain of others. And there...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Somewhere in the end were all insane, to think the light ahead, can save us from the grave that's in end of all this pain 😔
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    So, I thought I had this as one of my experiences. Only in a couple ways am I highly sensitive. I came across one way again tonight with these dang dogs that we have. One of...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I noticed there are many individuals in this world who are mentally and emotionally weak. They want other people to tell them they're "beautiful, smart, etc.". They want other...
    Neiymara Neiymara 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    I am really sensitive when it comes to hate about my favorite celebrity Katy Perry. It really upsets me when people hate on her, and say negative things about her. For example...
    KPfan29 KPfan29 13-15, F Jul 22

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    I honestly think I am too sensitive! I cry every time someone calls me stupid or dum! I don't think like it and I can't stand it!
    Jb359 Jb359 16-17, F 13 Responses Jul 8

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    So sensitive, even an onion makes me cry.
    Starz93 Starz93 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    People close to me are hardly ever straight up with me. They tell me what I want to hear because they can't handle my extreme emotional reactions :/ I'm a very sensitive...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I act all crazy and don't give a flying turd about anything but I can be quiet sensitive, I hate being made fun of especially sometimes when I talk and I get called stupid if i do...
    DatRandomGinger DatRandomGinger 16-17, M Jul 11

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    I am. According to you I am way to sensitive. I don't know how to express my emotions in the best way. I cry too much and yell. I am stressful. I admit I am not the best at...
    bestofme85 bestofme85 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    I should let everyone know that i was born with some sensitivity that is higher then any other guy or person on the globe... I can handle any tough situation and will keep it...
    Egyptianguy34 Egyptianguy34 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Everyone should learn to be a little more sensitive and caring towards others. Stop being so freaking mean and gain a real heart.
    Cozy01 Cozy01 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Everyone thinks I'm a tough guy cause I'm big and workout a lot, but I'm a really nice sensitive guy if I'm trusting you enough to show my real side
    brownzugar brownzugar 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I wish that things didn't get to me. I tend to feel rejected and abandoned by some of the many "friends" that never called back, never wrote me to check how I was doing. I don't...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 8 Responses Jul 20

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    I sure am a sensitive person. I get hurt over little things but, that's just me.
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I'm too sensitive. When someone says something a bit nasty to me I don't react to it, I usually brush it off and then think about what that person said to me later. Only then do I...
    fullen fullen 22-25, M 8 Responses Jul 22

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    Am a Kind, Sensitive and Loving Person
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M a week ago

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    Maybe too sensitive at times. I take things too personally and am upset easily by people I invest a lot of myself into. I don't know when caring too much became such a negative...
    Bellastasia Bellastasia 31-35, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    I try to hide it because people don't seem to like " sensitive " people .
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Am a Sensitive Person...............
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I hate how my emotions are to sensitive where I wonder why my boyfriend loves me at times. The way I am at times, I feel like it's to much for anyone to handle. I don't know.. just...
    WomanlyQueen WomanlyQueen 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate how emotional I can get. I am a guy I feel that I shouldn't be that sensitive. I just feel so broken. I need to find myself but how...
    steve0629 steve0629 18-21, M 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    There is no middle ground , no grey area I either feel with extreme intensity Or I feel nothing at all I'm extremely sensitive Extremely intense Fueled by emotion Love is...
    Angelofthesilencess Angelofthesilencess 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am too sensitive for my own good sometimes. I seem to look for problems where none exist, and then end up creating problems! I have had some wonderful relationships go wrong...
    terridactyl terridactyl 26-30, F 17 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm so sensitive. My gosh. I get so mad at myself for it sometimes.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago