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#1 Aprilmarie52

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 07:34 PM

I have noticed that when my symptoms are at their worst that I have a very hard time seeing things in artificial light. Natural lights and softer watt bulbs dont bother me, but florescent lighting makes it really hard for my eyes to focus. I dont have a hard time seeing the computer or tv screens as long as there isnt that annoying light. I have really noticed this the past few nights when I was in class. The darker it got outside and the more the lights took over, the harder it was for me to focus my eyes. It is awful. Especially since my bp is low right now partially because of the baby. Any suggestions on how to make it better? I feel like I should wear sunglasses at night instead of during the day.

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Posted 26 August 2004 - 09:55 PM

I have a really hard time with bright light. I wear sunglasses inside if I'm in a Dr's office or any other place with florescent lights like supermarkets or other stores. It looks weird wearing sunglasses inside but I have to do it.

I even wore my sunglasses inside when I used to go to a gym.


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Posted 26 August 2004 - 11:20 PM

I would suggest those "golden eyes", the yellow, or in my case, light green shades. They get rid of most of the glare and I even get my glasses tinted a light rose/gray color. I notice that most florescent lights are terrible on my eyes, I have even gotten sick to my stomach from the flictering of those bulbs that are about ot go out or have bad regulators.
I hope you find what helps.
NEVER feel embarressed by useing sunglasses in classrooms, I had a note from my Doc when I needed them for my typing classes.
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#4 ramakentesh

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 12:31 AM

i find that the lightheadedness and dizziness is worst when im walking under neon lights at the supermarket or something like that - and i have much more trouble focusing. This is when my symptoms are bad - other times its no problem.

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Posted 27 August 2004 - 01:24 PM

I am like a vampire- I hate light. It bothers my eyes and exacerbates all of my symptoms. Fluorescents have always been my nemesis. They make me feel awful and, of course, are always in school, where I spend most of my time. When I was in jr. high, my school switched to fluorescents in mid-year and I started having migraines that were just crippling. Many other people who were healthy complained that they felt much worse during the day. I agree that soft lighting is ok. I cannot survive without my sunglasses and blinds. My eye pain is terrible when i get it. The supermarket thing- also agree that those lights stink. Sorry that I have no advice because there is no way to avoid these lights. They are cheap, bright and last forever, so great for businesses and institutions. Bad for us.

#6 ethansmom

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 12:06 PM

Flourescent light definitely bothers my eyes, and looking at a computer screen makes it worse...even outside I usually have to wear sunglasses, even when it's cloudy. This symptom has improved since I first got sick, but it's still there.

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Posted 29 August 2004 - 08:29 PM

I have photosensitive lenses and they have been a big help to me, but I still react to florescent light especially in a grocery store. I think the visual overstimulaltion in the store is somewhat responsible too for an increase in symptoms besides the light.

#8 Chrissy

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 02:55 PM

I've become extremely sensitive to florescent lighting. Sometimes I don't even realize I'm under florescents, until my symptoms flare up so bad I can't think or move. I started wearing sunglasses and hats, to block as much of the lights as possible, anytime I go to any type of business. It seems to help the eye pain and vision issues, but does absolutely nothing for the other symptoms. I understand how your eyes can be sensitive to the lights, but how do a certain type of light affect symptoms that have nothing to do with vision.

#9 Ernie

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 04:22 PM

Hi,

Light bothers me too. I stay in the dark and keep the sound low.

#10 dizzygirl

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 04:44 PM

I pretty much stay in the dark during the day.. even sunlight and regular lights bother me.. and during the day and at night when I am trying to sleep.. I cant stand noise.. as it send jolts of pain through my head.. and my eyes are just to sensitive to lights...

I wear sunglasses yr round..even on cluody days.. when the sun isnt out..

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 06:09 PM

I hate flouresdent lighting, and find in artificial light I don't see nearly as well. I do puzzles and once the light from outside is gone, I can't distinguish colors. It's like there's a big glare on the peices or something. It drives me nuts.....chockfullofemorgan

#12 LisaColumbus

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 06:14 PM

I also have horrible trouble with flourescent lighting, computer screens and TV's. I was able to mess with the settings on my monitor to get it to a point where I can look at the screen for 15-20 minutes.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 03:26 PM

Yep, I have definite light-problems. My pupils are always huge, so I'm majorly sensitive to sunlight, flourescent light, bright light.. anything besides moonlight. :)
Too much light will cause a migraine, so I also wear my sunglasses year-round.

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Posted 11 November 2005 - 05:21 PM

Hi April,
I have the light problems as well. When I'm outisde (or in the car) I'm almost always wearing sunglasses. This last summer I couldn't be in the sun, without them. And you can guess what happened: my face became all brown (which made me look extremely healthy :lol: ) except for the places hidden behind my sunglasses (which made me look like an idiot :lol: ).
I'm sorry you're having problems with this!
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Posted 11 November 2005 - 08:25 PM

April,

Not sure if it is just a "POTS" thing or part of the "Migraine" thing, but I am the same way too! Looks like most of us are replying... ditto!! Sorry none of us can be of any help, but supportive of your wearing your sunglasses!! Just know, once again, you're not alone!!! :lol: