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I Am Sensitive to the Light

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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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    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...
    kaoseris kaoseris 61-65, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 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...
    SocioStranger SocioStranger 22-25, M 3 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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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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    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...
    Lucidblue Lucidblue 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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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...
    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...
    preciousHrt preciousHrt 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 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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    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...
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F Jun 8, 2010

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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...
    bdmthrfkr bdmthrfkr 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2012

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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...
    Trinea Trinea 26-30 1 Response Jul 13, 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...
    Skyelillie Skyelillie 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 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...
    LongIslandFem LongIslandFem 56-60 Jan 16, 2009

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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...
    SensualButterfly SensualButterfly 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 24, 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...
    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...
    RubyTewes RubyTewes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 31, 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...
    joncoffy joncoffy 26-30, M Nov 19, 2013

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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...
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2008

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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 4 days ago

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    Any light workers here? If you are, I would love to meet you! :D
    valerian777 valerian777 41-45, M 10 hrs ago

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    But would I change this about myself if I could? SHOULD I change this if I could? I don't know. Being this sensitive can be great at times. I can find joy in tiny, insignificant...
    BigNShy BigNShy 22-25, M 5 Responses Mar 17

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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 1 day ago

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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 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 7 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 4 days ago

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    Hm well- I could probably never date a sensitive guy or wouldn't really want to because I'd probably upset them so easily and I say the most stupids/nastiest things ever when I'm...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I often blame myself over something that actually not my fault. I really feel bad for blaming others so I end up blaming myself for not doing everything right. Sometimes it makes...
    AkaruiEcho AkaruiEcho 18-21 1 Response Mar 22

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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 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    LED plant lights illuminated advantage in agriculture 1 , bio-energy -efficient Plant photosynthesis light is not absorbed sunlight all the ingredients , the main advantage is that...
    ledgrowlight ledgrowlight 26-30, F Mar 26

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    Execution Rocks is a lighthouse off the Long Island sound of New York built in 1809. But before it was a lighthouse it was just nasty rocks that would claim many a ship crashing...
    jon2403 jon2403 56-60, M Apr 6

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    F3-D automotive scan tools can diagnose all kinds of diesel control systems quickly and easily, especially available for China, Europe, America, Japan and Korea and so on,build-in...
    Darren0921 Darren0921 26-30, M a week 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...
    scaryfudge scaryfudge 18-21, M Mar 31

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    Seriously, get me near fairy lights and I turn into the image of a five year old child being amazed by such magical looking imagery. Oh the beauty of such things. Glistening...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I remember I always loved going outside on stormy days watching the lightning strike cross the skies. But on one day in particular..there was a bad storm. Worse then the others. My...
    SpilledTea SpilledTea 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Q: How many surgeons does it take to change a light bulb? A: None. They would wait for a suitable donor and do a filament transplant. Q: How many doctors does it take to screw...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I shy away not from the light of day, but from the people that exist within the light.
    Indari Indari 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    If you don't know what a Lightworker is, go to Youtube: Light workers awakening You might see yourself. 😋
    Ludwigdrummerboy Ludwigdrummerboy 61-65, M Apr 6

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    When I was little I was sure the northern lights were really aliens invading. I was clearly born to be one of the tinfoil hat people.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F Mar 19