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I Am Sensitive to the Light

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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    The worst thing about this is that sleeping with the lights off freaks me out if Im not dead tired, so I basically leave the lights on and put a cloth over my eyes so the light...
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    a text I sent to my bf a few weeks back: and I am sensitive yes I am your god damn right I am because I've been to a hell of a lot of stuff in my life and people have put me down...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I wonder if I would have more friends if I was less sensitive. Or if I would have any authentic friends.
    Joshua1325 Joshua1325 26-30, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    When I was fifteen, my parents, my sisters and an aunt whom I love very much, they all made my birthday party. I was very happy when I came the day of the party, I was very nervous...
    Leidy18 Leidy18 22-25, F 3 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    So I'm new here... I'm not really sure what to start with. But I have always suspected, but through a bit of research have come to really understand that I am highly sensitive. I...
    Selebiss Selebiss 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Thankfully I'm a very light sleeper because I would have issues if I didn't attend a wake up 3 or 4 times a night because I have to go to the bathroom and if I wasn't light sleeper...
    lovewins2123 lovewins2123 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Every day he says things to me that I take to the heart because the way he says it. It's not just what he says but also his tone of voice if your gonna say something that's gonna...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I really am fascinated by it but...I'm severely traumatized by lightning and thunder so it's kinda hard to see them/hear them without crying or having an anxiety attack...
    SweetButPainfulRose SweetButPainfulRose 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I am so sensitive and so very fragile. Sometimes this sensitivity could also hurt me. I am a happy person overal... but there's a moment... when I stop and think about something...
    cherry2015 cherry2015 36-40, F 18 Responses 3 days ago

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    it is light on the tongue and heavy on the scale. Juwairiyah (One of the wives of the Prophet, peace be upon him) reported that one day the Prophet, peace be upon him, left her...
    lonely147 lonely147 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I'm Confused. I Don't Know Whether I'm Just Sensitive Or Spoiled. When Things Don't Go My Way,I Cry. For Example, If My Boyfriend Doesn't Want To Go To The Lake And Have Deep...
    iamyin iamyin 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm very sensitive ...But i'm working on it coz its destroying me
    Eshan29 Eshan29 22-25 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    Is it wrong that i am a guy & i am sensitive !? Cuz most people think i am weak just because i have no problem showing/expressing my feelings !!
    othmanetazi othmanetazi 22-25, M 22 Responses 6 days ago

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    I used to embrace being a sensitive person. Because it used to mean that you were genuine and caring. But now it means you are vulnerable. And you get taken advantage of and made...
    emyay emyay 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have an ex who cries if ANYONE doesn't like her. I don't like those kinda people who cry about almost everything. Im sensitive but I don't cry about EVERYTHING. If someone calls...
    Cuterhsnail Cuterhsnail 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Its hard being sensitive. Having a big heart means you could feel both the good and the bad. :(
    mariec17 mariec17 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Its super easy 2 make me cry :( i wish i wasnt so sensitive. can a heart be 2 big? i wanna save all the people who hurt 2 but i cant n i no it:( i hope some1 out there can thou
    JennaRee JennaRee 13-15, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Last night was absolutely amazing! There was a huge storm then the sky got clear and the lights danced across the sky all night long. Everyone I know in this town was outside...
    mehear mehear 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Even a rampaging bull can be sensitive, why do you think he's on a rampage? Because he has hurt feelings
    DaydreamerNightsleeper DaydreamerNightsleeper 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Most people think I only have a light side while actually they haven't met the dark side of me yet
    Fogetyflow Fogetyflow 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Everybody has a dark side too with a light side!! but the fact is we get the brightest dawn just after the most darkest moment of night!!! #keepFaith #StayBlessed...
    pratikjain1992 pratikjain1992 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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