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Golfzilla
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Does anyone experience sensitivity to lights? I think I might be a little extra sensitive than most I know. I have my eyes examined annually. In fact just did this past Monday and am told to wear sunglasses    Perhaps will need transition lenses




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Fluorescent lights make me squint.


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Yes, it started after a neck injury. Light in my eyes, especially fluorescent can be bad, even painful. I was told tinted glasses (using right color to screen light waves you're most sensitive to) might help. Haven't tried it, just use regular sunglasses.


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YES!

I get weak/tired nausea and crankiness/confusion when I am exposed to bright lights (especially sunlight).  Because of this I HATE sunny days! People will say "isn't it a beautiful day?"  and I always say "NO!" lol

JenB:  I did not know that a neck injury could cause photosensitivity.  Do the regular shades help?
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Yes!

Since having catarac surgery, have notice everything is brighter, white walls when sun is shining in, looking outside, but it is getting better, seems to be mellowing out as time goes on, so I think it's all related to getting new lens in my eyes.  
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Yellow/brown tinted sunglasses work the best for me.  They cut out all the glare and give you high visibility (black glasses are too hard to see through), even cloudy days I wear    (I bet you do too Ribbit, might be why we get mistaken for being much younger, not squinting, no wrinkles  )

Seems to go up and down with inflammation.  When I have an autoimmune flare up it gets so bad I wear sunglasses when on the computer (lcd monitor)  


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I usually forget my sunglasses.  I do have frown lines between my eyes.  Actually...if I've had a good night's sleep, I have no wrinkles.  If I'm up a lot?  I look terrible the next day.


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Quoted from Ribbit
Fluorescent lights make me squint.


Perhaps that is it Ribbit




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Yes, it started after a neck injury. Light in my eyes, especially fluorescent can be bad, even painful. I was told tinted glasses (using right color to screen light waves you're most sensitive to) might help. Haven't tried it, just use regular sunglasses.


Jb~ a chiropractor might be able to give you some relief if it is related to the neck vertebre/nerves...




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Quoted from 7087
YES!

I get weak/tired nausea and crankiness/confusion when I am exposed to bright lights (especially sunlight).  Because of this I HATE sunny days! People will say "isn't it a beautiful day?"  and I always say "NO!" lol

JenB:  I did not know that a neck injury could cause photosensitivity.  Do the regular shades help?


Spatz~ I understand and can relate very uncomfortable by afternoon. I have brought incandecent lights in for my office and turn out the flourescent ones...
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Quoted from geminisue
Yes!

Since having catarac surgery, have notice everything is brighter, white walls when sun is shining in, looking outside, but it is getting better, seems to be mellowing out as time goes on, so I think it's all related to getting new lens in my eyes.  


I hope it continues to heal for you. You mentioned a lens, artificial..?




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Yellow/brown tinted sunglasses work the best for me.  They cut out all the glare and give you high visibility (black glasses are too hard to see through), even cloudy days I wear    (I bet you do too Ribbit, might be why we get mistaken for being much younger, not squinting, no wrinkles  )

Seems to go up and down with inflammation.  When I have an autoimmune flare up it gets so bad I wear sunglasses when on the computer (lcd monitor)  


Really interesting Symbi. I will try to take note of when it bothers me more and see if there are any else that coincides - thanks!




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Quoted from Ribbit
I usually forget my sunglasses.  I do have frown lines between my eyes.  Actually...if I've had a good night's sleep, I have no wrinkles.  If I'm up a lot?  I look terrible the next day.


Not to worry Ribbit, others usually can't see what we see about ourselves. I'm sure you always look good




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  At least DH thinks so, and that's what matters.


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Indeed, keep the dude happy




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Quoted from Golfzilla
Does anyone experience sensitivity to lights? I think I might be a little extra sensitive than most I know. I have my eyes examined annually. In fact just did this past Monday and am told to wear sunglasses    Perhaps will need transition lenses

I have a theory (and there have been threads about this by others in the past) that non-secretors are often exquisitely sensitive to sensory input, such as lighting.  So, since you are a nonnie, that could explain it.

Another thing is, do you by any chance have rosacea?  I do, and photosensitivity can be a component of it.  But it really could be just being a non-secretor, too.  I work under fluorescent lights at work and I can't STAND them.  Also, I always select relatively dark computer screen colors and I'm really obsessed, actually, with not only my computer screen colors (I always customize my theme to the enth degree and have several themes saved), but just color in general.  I also always keep lighting basically as dark as possible and co-workers will often say, when I would be scanning in the old scanning room where we could control the lights (as opposed to where the scanner is now...but that's not really relevant to our story *lol*), "Oh, why are you sitting in the dark?"  I'm always thinking, dark?  It's not dark in here, it's just right, why does the rest of the world insist on working under artificial light that is bright enough to perform an apendectomy by?

I mean!  


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YES!

I get weak/tired nausea and crankiness/confusion when I am exposed to bright lights (especially sunlight).  Because of this I HATE sunny days! People will say "isn't it a beautiful day?"  and I always say "NO!" lol

Goodness, gracious, great balls of fire:  do NOT move to Florida!  Right now we are going through an extremely rare spate of gray, raw, rainy, cold days but usually, this is the "sunshine city" in "the sunshine state" and they boast that "we have 362 days of sunshine every year".  I'm like you and PREFER to have the sun not blazing down relentlessly on me.  Everybody today was like, you are going out in this weather for your walk?  Heck yeah, I'll take gray, overcast, windy and drizzly over 90+ with BLAZING SUN any day.

And what is with weathercasters always passing JUDGEMENT on days, like, we'll be having what I consider a beautiful day and they will dis it because there was one cloud in it.  Then we'll have what I consider reason enough to hunker down in the a/c until the nightmare passes, and they'll say "Today was another gorgeous day!"  What the...?  


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Often light sensitivity will indicate tired adrenals.
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PT~ No rosacea, just always have been sensitive to light. My wife is always asking me why I'm in the dark




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Indeed, keep the dude happy


I don't know who came up with the idea that "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy."  The way it works around here is if Daddy ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.  If Mama ain't happy, she goes to bed early.


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Ribbit~ you are too funny




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I've been light sensitive ever since I was a child.  It was bad enough that mom thought I needed glasses.  I got my eyes checked and had perfect vision, but it was suggested that I wear sunglasses outdoors.

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Often light sensitivity will indicate tired adrenals.


I agree 100%.  When my adrenals were doing well, my light sensitivity improved a lot.  When I ran myself down again it got worse.  Heal them adrenals!
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Thanks Golfzilla, yes they are artificial lens that replaced the other ones when cateracts were removed.  I was far sighted to begin with, but wore bifocals since the age of 40, but know I don't need glasses, except for reading.  They are stronger than before, but that is okay.  I just have to remember to take them off, when not reading, as it is blurry with movement. lol (Each surgery only took 10 minutes, easiest surgery, I ever had)and I've had quite a few along with the ones they refer to as procedures that feel like surgeries) Forget I mentioned those, all is well now and I feel very blessed!
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thanks for the chuckles, funny and informative!

PT, you may have a point about it being related to nonnie sensitivity so far 1 secretor replied, 2 unknown (incl moi), and 6 nonnies.  Also about rosacea, I've got that too.  My face flushes more than our toilet.  

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..why does the rest of the world insist on working under artificial light that is bright enough to perform an apendectomy by?
  Yes!  Love it!
Last office job, I had flourescent globes taken out around my desk and a glare filter on the CRT and it was still complaining it was too bright and wore   sometimes.  Everyone thought I was .  

Jeanb - I was going to suggest adrenals (and thyroid) too.  Recently been researching that myself.  Check this out:
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Let someone shine a bright light your way. Even the above pupil test could have revealed this. Do you find yourself very sensitive and uncomfortable with the bright light? That could be a sign of adrenal fatigue. And this can also be true if you have searing headaches along with the sensitivity.
http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/adrenal-info/.  I did test 2 for aldosterone was straight away negative for me (I also have low sodium levels).  So I want to get tested for Addison's disease (if I could be bothered!) he he

Great Line from Scent of A Woman "I'm all in the dark here" We wish sometimes!


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Golfzilla - transition lenses sound like a great idea.

Geminisue - you're lucky to have new peepers and very brave to have that surgery done.  Glad it turned out better than before.  No glasses !  

Ribbit - Funny!  I have lines between my eyes (probably trying to figure out the world too much  ) and small crows feet.  I sometimes still squint even with my sunnies on.  We live in the sunshine state of Australia (like Florida), oh no not another day in paradise!  I like the sunshine being there, outside, it cheers me up, but it doesn't mean that I have to go in it


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