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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    My hubby's Fam keeps complaining that I'm too overly sensitive. Which I don't get bc thy get insulted at things I say and do just as easily as I do with what they say and do (btw I...
    Tobyfire Tobyfire 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't know where my mind is, how I feel or what is at stake and how much of an issue can come out of this. I don't know what to say.My stomach shouldn't have this many...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 12

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    I'm the only person in my family who is like this.. I walk in my home and could hear and sense the tv being on upstairs it doesn't bother anyone else (bugs the hell out of me), the...
    Adrien001 Adrien001 18-21, M 1 Response May 13

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    I used to think I wasn't sensitive(guess I fooled myself into thinking that)but then I realized, oh, I'm actually a sensitive little baby who doesn't like disappointing people or...
    LiveOnYourRadio LiveOnYourRadio 13-15, F Apr 26

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    I'm a very sensitive person , anything and everything can affect me. I have been like this since I was four. It's rough being like this , you feel weak and hopeless at times . I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 29

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    Too sympathetic, too empathetic and I'm tired of it. It's draining to be a sensitive person. I feel it forces you to be in another person's shoes along with your own. I'm even...
    loveoverignorance loveoverignorance 18-21, F 5 Responses May 11

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    I am so sensitive all the time. I can sense people's feeling easily and even what they think. For example when I am with my friends or in a group discussing something, I would...
    Suthysuppy Suthysuppy 18-21, F May 11

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    I'm not hypersensitive. I just feel my feelings. I think that is healthy. i know there are people who complain about every tiny thing, or perhaps they say they are *sensitive* but...
    AutumnHeart AutumnHeart 26-30, F 1 Response May 12

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    I am Asian, I wonder that I am a sensitive person or I do not understand the Western culture. I like Whites and I have some dating account. I consider myself that I am cute and...
    ntranf108 ntranf108 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I take every little thing to heart! Why do I do this? If love to be the kind of person who doesn't get upset so easily but I'm not! I get upset over every little thing! I get hurt...
    godsgift90 godsgift90 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I have always been very sensitive. Some people ask me why are you so sensitive? I am like well because I just am. I have a big heart and try my hardest to be nice to everyone. So...
    ButterflyPrincess876 ButterflyPrincess876 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This is one of the reasons that I usually have problems with society. Apart from the fact that I have Autism, I am also a very sensitive person. I find that I shake when I am in...
    Delphi111 Delphi111 13-15, M Apr 30

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    I'm curious how many people on here that are sensitive are also cancers? I truly feel certain peoples emotions to the point it tears me down!
    88farrah88 88farrah88 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 30

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    Some say I am a very sensitive person but truth is i just feel too much. Every word, every action and every bit of energy goes straight to my heart, mind and soul. It can be both a...
    enchantingsub enchantingsub 41-45, F 2 Responses May 8

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    im very sensitive!!!!!! and it sucks. :O whenever i was a little kid people used to call me a cry baby for crying. bu i always think the tears are justified.... it just takes a...
    Slothislife Slothislife 18-21, M 1 Response May 10

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    It's funny how people around,including friends always tell me that i am a strong person from outside because no matter how i feel,i always laugh in front of then.But inside,I cry...
    des3low des3low 31-35, F 3 Responses May 10

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    I hate being so sensitive and constantly analyzing everything I say to everyone and what they say to me and getting upset over the tiniest of things. Wish I could just shake it...
    harhailija harhailija 18-21, F 3 Responses May 11

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    Sometimes I wonder if it really is a blessing. I really try to see the good in everyone, and oftentimes it gets me in trouble. My heart is in the right place though and God knows...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 8 Responses May 11

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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, the moment...
    Libran15oct Libran15oct 31-35 7 Responses May 14

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    What's horrible about being a sensitive person is that your so called " best friend " mocks you about you crying over your by on a graduation video ...
    SadhbhHarrington SadhbhHarrington 18-21, F 3 Responses May 16

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    I am sensitive person.. I don't like