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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 4 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 1 Response Aug 30, 2008

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    I have to wear special clothing

    and wrap around dark glasses cause the light hurts my eyes
    Snowsuitwearer Snowsuitwearer 16-17, M Aug 22, 2015

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 36-40, F 2 Responses 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 46-50 1 Response Oct 13, 2014

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    Thankfully I can fall asleep again quickly, but even my neighbor pulling into his garage two houses down, can wake me up. Sadly the cats also save their hairballs for the middle of...
    markur1976 markur1976 36-40, M 3 hrs ago

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    Light and Dark are a part of us all. Balance is what keeps things going. Too much one way or the other and things start falling apart. Fear with hope, anger with compasion, and...
    hidden0ne hidden0ne 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    please help me get my dark side under control
    diaperbuster911 diaperbuster911 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    ...i love my lamps i have around the house, mainly in my "oasis room" where i am now and in the bedroom. i love to light candles in the room I'm in now too...i have tea lights...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    I have a lightsaber battle thon coming up once again I'm going as Darth Revan and this time everybody is wanting to see me take on Darth Vader and I too hope so since I haven't...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Last night I told the young colleague in my team what to do and what not. I am 10 years senior in career and age. Today we were standing next to each other in the conference room...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I just started talking to this guy and he tells me how happy he is to have met me. He has said that I have really kept him happy over these past few weeks. I knew something was up...
    Leolatina Leolatina 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    ...i use other kinds too, like the natural kind, on surfaces and in the car to wipe things down after my husband, who is a mechanic and rarely showers, uses it. i like my pure...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I think I'm way too sensitive but I can't help it. Even if I logically know in my head that I shouldn't feel so strongly I still feel like I'm dying inside if someone says...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    Have you ever had so much happen and as a sensitive person you just go numb to deal with it all? It's easier to get through it that way. It doesn't feel like such a big deal. It...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    hi I am very sensitive in the emotional person with a click my finger can cry just like that & when I see little girls cry to
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Being sensitive towards other people makes me feel like they will look down on me and feel bad for me, and that is one thing I really fear. But I believe I need to be more...
    swik swik 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I'm like an egg. Hard shell but soft inside. I've built up my body armour over the years to protect my sensitive soul
    wonderofwonders1 wonderofwonders1 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi am a very sensitive A B person trying to find relationship with someone round about my age in the UK Kent area my age is 47 & single
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I like to sit on our porch swing and watch it. I think lightning is really cool when it strikes, but if it starts getting to close then I watch it from inside the house. lol
    bdawn36502 bdawn36502 13-15, F a week ago

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    For some reason even if I close the window on my phone it shows I am logged on. But I'm not. A friend of mine does not even have a light when they are on, why is that?
    JustaLoneyGuy JustaLoneyGuy 46-50, M a week ago

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    My project manager seemed to me she was placing above me a very young teammate. I asked her if she meant for that young man to supervise me by repeatedly placing his email address...
    katsuobushi katsuobushi 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I always show my light good side but when I see something painful for others or me. (Sadist and Masochistic) I get a kick out of it. Confessions...Lol, everyone needs to vent I...
    DapperFlames DapperFlames 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Was driving home tonight after a day trip with 2 female friends to Rotorua (3 hours drive from where I live). It was pushing 10.45 pm and I was tired (it's been a long but...
    BigD38 BigD38 36-40, M Jan 27

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    Super sensitive, that's me! but right now I just don't feel a thing. Nothing.. I feel nothing. Emptiness. I know I should feel right now but it seems like it's all gone. Should I...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 25

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    have been sensitive ever since and being that has made life difficult. found it really hard to find sensitive and soft individuals and especially women who are soft and sensitive...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 24

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