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I Am Sensitive to the Light

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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 have to wear special clothing

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

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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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    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 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 41-45 1 Response Oct 13, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Why do I have to be so darn sensitive !!!! Uggggh I couldn't stop the tears yesterday ...,I hate feeling this way. I know I'm loved. What's my problem ? Help !!!
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    I have a highly sensitive ear n skin, any slightest wave disrupt my sleep, now made worst treading thinly on real and psychosis.
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    I get way too sensitive when I get attached to someone. I can detect the slightest change in the tone of their voices and suddenly I'm spending all day trying to figure out what I...
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny 22-25, F Aug 22

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    Why people still don't understand a sensitive guy ... Im just in touch with my feelings , am i doing anything wrong !?
    othmanetazi othmanetazi 22-25, M 7 Responses Aug 21

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    “Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 21

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    I have the most sensitive spot on my pe nis. It's on top right at the begining of my head. If rubbed the correct way it will make me explode in a minute
    camone01 camone01 36-40, M Aug 20

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    I'm a very sensitive person, the actions or words u think might nt hurt actually turn out to be d most painful. I always try my best to do good to people cos I know how I feel when...
    thatthoughtfulchic thatthoughtfulchic 18-21, F Aug 20

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    I'm way to sensitive to everything around me especially towards negative people
    FadedDreams222 FadedDreams222 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I've never actually seen a real lighthouse up close...I want to. They are these wonderful towering symbols of strength standing at the ocean's edge and defying the storms to...
    OakleysWorld OakleysWorld 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 19

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    I don't know what is happening to me.. I feel like I need to care less. Caring has had some positives in my life, but the majority has only led to sadness and hurt. I am always...
    CoffeeCrazed CoffeeCrazed 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    yeah, sometimes overly sensitive and other times comfortably numb....
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Yeah I'm sensitive. I simply overthink every little thing and I care way too much about people who don't care about me.
    MglMndt MglMndt 16-17, M 4 Responses Aug 17

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    We don't get many thunder and lightening storms here. As a general rule we'll get maybe one role up from Mexico in August when the monsoonal flow is strongest. This year we were...
    suggestivehubby suggestivehubby 36-40, M Aug 17

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    The Mexican guys around my area only like Light Skinned Girls. They don't even look at you when you're dark skinned and they always have something negative to say. There are...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    dagregorio77 dagregorio77 31-35, M Aug 16

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    I'm not sad or upset that you have a girlfriend. I'm upset that the first time you saw me, you chose not to introduce yourself to me, your new co-worker, but instead to loudly...
    SweetSpiritEnergy SweetSpiritEnergy 26-30 Aug 16

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    The sweet life ...To be able to take a bath by candle light
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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    Ive seen before when was stationed in Fairbanks. Damn they were amazing the colors ect.. What inspired me the most or helped was while doing our morning PT runs was the lights damn...
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M Aug 15

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    in the past i wasnt as sensitive as i am now... now in just so broken that everything hurts now, im not sure what to do...
    GabrielBois95 GabrielBois95 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 14

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