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I Am Sensitive to the Light

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    it's difficult to sleep with the lights so everytime I will sleep I need to check and put properly my blanket and extra pillow on my face to cover bcoz my roommate always sleeping...
    gloryglory1984 gloryglory1984 31-35, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I had a bit of an epiphany about sensitivity a couple of months ago, and I think it may be helpful to others. I realized that in order to be a better friend, and in general to...
    SavannahAnsley SavannahAnsley 41-45, F 9 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Iam a very emotional and sensitive person that sad and happy parts in movies and music make me tear up. When I read stories about people saving animals or something like that it...
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    Being sensitive is it a strength or a weakness? ...
    Pretywoman Pretywoman 36-40, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is hard for me to talk about, I have given this a lot of thought for a long time, for those of you that have read my stories and experiences and who communicate with me on a...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Im so sensitive person and now i feel lonely
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The Light IS On But Know Body Is Home. Hi everyone sometime I can not always be at my computer or mobile phone all the time, even when the green light is on. Please leave you...
    candywhite26 candywhite26 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was recently diagnosed with a condition called fibromyalgia. I guess that explains why I am so sensitive not only in an emotional way but also in a physical way. I am required to...
    Atrimon Atrimon 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Does anyone else feel extremely sensitive..? I really hate the fact that I am.. Like for example, yesterday I told my boyfriend he texts girls that has feelings for him and it...
    Rosa32715 Rosa32715 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sensitive people should be treasured. They love deeply and think deeply About life. They are loyal, honest and true. The simple things sometime mean the most if them. They don't...
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Some people view me as emotionless and cold, because I do my best not to burden people with my problems. But...I AM sensitive to things. Really. Just get to know me.
    bikegenius1 bikegenius1 51-55, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I hate that I'm so damn sensitive all the time. It's not just that I can sense other peoples' feelings/emotions, or that certain emotional things make me cry. My problem is, I...
    iSpyce iSpyce 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    All it takes is the willingness to be discerning about how you feel when you're around them. Heavy-hearted or light-hearted? And if there's any letting go in the works, go...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    I started asking myself if I was too sensitive yesterday and I got kind of excited about it, since maybe that's the reason why I have so many problems? People have called me too...
    AmIAMaleHSP AmIAMaleHSP 26-30, M a week ago

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    I'm so sensitive person I would shake if I m sad or happy or excited I cry so easy I laugh a lot I feel a lot so much pain seem to not leave my soul but I' try to survive i also...
    emmadarko emmadarko 22-25, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Being very sensitive and feeling things very deeply are great for romances, passion in a career, and being their for friends and family. But what happens when friends and family...
    Wellnezamy Wellnezamy 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    First time it happened was when I was about 6-7 years old. I was playing in the yard, front of the kitchen which was higher then the yard . I suddenly jumped up, it was like...
    Annabel1712 Annabel1712 18-21 Jul 25

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    I will live and I will come to bloom.. And I will bring forth what I am called to bring to the world.. And I will sing in the light of my season.. And when my song is complete I...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M Jul 24

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    Ask someone who mines precious metals........the best veins run deep. I don't always show it on the outside and sometimes I seem super playful but I am sensitive and I do feel...
    OakleysWorld OakleysWorld 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    "Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weak or broken. But to feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the characteristic of a truly alive and compassionate...
    cloudedsky cloudedsky 26-30 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I've been sensitive ever since my dad was kidnapped when I was almost 5. The event traumatized me. My earliest childhood memory is having a nightmare where some strange man takes...
    Spyro93 Spyro93 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    i see this group has 279 people . I think us lightworkers should team up and contact each other (maybe by skype meetings) and talk about ways to raise the frequency of love and...
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I once got struck my lightning, when in a car , amazing feeling really
    wishingwellguy wishingwellguy 36-40, M Jul 22

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