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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I've always been sensitive. sometimes I'm even overly sensitive. and it sucks most of the time. Being sensitive gets you hurt easily. Even over things that you try to tell yourself...
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    I don't know why but I am sensitive, yet I can appear strong emotionally to people who dont really know me. I use to be so sensitive to where if I thought I got a dirty look from...
    BlessedOne88 BlessedOne88 18-21, F Dec 26, 2014

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    I am so sensitive that I have quit one job many years ago. Recently two months ago, I quit another job, because I couldn't take the stuff that was happening anymore. It was killing...
    Jabx82 Jabx82 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I am sensitive and I hate it I speak from my heart not my mind which gets me in trouble a lot I hate being sensitive but atlease I know I have a heart even its hurt 99.9% of the...
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Jan 1

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    It's easy to say that men aren't supposed to be sensitive because a sensitive man supposedly is a wuss. However, I can't help being this way, I've been like this as long as I can...
    RoddyB7589 RoddyB7589 16-17, M 5 Responses Jan 11

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    People call me sensitive like I try to hide my feelings but I just can't help it even my dad gets mad at me because im to "sensitive".Sorry but that's how I am and I'm not changing...
    WeCanWinThisFight WeCanWinThisFight 13-15, F 10 Responses Jan 12

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    Shoot me because I truly care. I give and I give and I give.I don't to it because I'm weak,I do it because I love.The giving isn't always about gifts or money,it's about being...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    I don't get offended easily mainly bacause I don't care about what most people think of me. I don't obey to society's opinion on me or whatever you want to call it. But when I do...
    AnnaJackson12345 AnnaJackson12345 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am very sensitive. I feel everything. My boyfriend gets annoyed with me because I cry easily and every argument we have is a huge deal to me. I am certainly the most sensitive...
    WWB82 WWB82 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yeah... Too much of a sensitive person that when someone asks about my age... My brain explodes and I get all confused. Am I 19 or 20? How old am I? Why you asking about my age...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    edr567 edr567 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    It wasn't until I was 52 and recovering from ptsd that I found out about HSP. My ENTIRE life made sense. Now I'm working on a way to help other Sensitives find strengths in their...
    VayJayBrigade VayJayBrigade 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    Its true , in my school everyone sees me as a gangster people also think I'm a strong person simply because of where i came from the family i have & the way i look , in reality I'm...
    hermosaa9001 hermosaa9001 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I don't think people know how sensitive I am. The smallest things can hurt me/make me cry. I'm like an egg. I can be easily broken :/
    Anon2721 Anon2721 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I am very sensitive and I hate that about myself -.- it makes me feel week but I just brush it off most of the time.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I cry whenever someone yells at me or is very stern with me. Also whenever they ask me why I look depressed and especially when animals die in movies. I hate being so sensitive it...
    LilahWolf LilahWolf 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm a sensitive but i don't show it. I always get sad by my friends, calling me names... so i most of time spend my time alone. being alone is great because you won't get hurt or...
    TheWiseRedOwl TheWiseRedOwl 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Sensitive people are ******
    TeddyBundy TeddyBundy 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    I believe I have high sensitivity. Not only in the sense that I cry when I watch a gushy love movie, but that I have a deep intuition for people's feelings. Sometimes this is a...
    AnnUrban AnnUrban 22-25, F 8 Responses Jan 6

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    I think I am the most sensitive person. I get butt hurt over any little thing. Even feeling stupid by what somebody can tell me on ep. I believe I am not smart, I care too much...
    vaashapenin vaashapenin 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 7

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    I hate when people call me fat or ugly or gay bc I'm a sensitive person. But do they care? Nope.
    Lollipop948 Lollipop948 13-15, M 7 Responses Jan 7

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    I know I'm only 15, but I feel like I understand things better than some older people lol. When someone says "someone's getting raped" as a joke when someone yells in the hallway...
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