Sun Sensitive?

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   Posted 6/5/2008 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
So I have had most of the symptoms for Lupus... but I have never actually gotten a rash yet. Does the sun affect me no matter what? My rhuemy told me to stay out of the sun so I havent gone out in awhile. Not sure if I will get a flare or not???
Medications: Prednisone 20mg. Plaquenil 200mg. Naproxen (for pain). Multivitamin. Calcium and Vitamin D. Fish Oil.  
15 years old. Lupus, Raynauds, and Hashimotos.

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   Posted 6/5/2008 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I do not get a rash either, I get feverish and flu like symptoms. From talking to others on here that can be part of being in the sun with lupus. I cant imagine what it is like being 15 and not going out in the sun!! Do you go to the movies alot with your friends? Are they understanding of your medical conditions?

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   Posted 6/5/2008 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Big,

The sun can activate your immune system, which can cause it to attack each of us differently. The effect is cumulative . . . so be aware of the total over any given week. I'm even careful about the reflection from sand and water. Its amazing how it all adds up. I wear a man's fishing shirt (I've found SPF shirts at men's sporting goods stores). These are long enough to cover my hands and neck. Some are so sensitive that fluorescent lights affect them. You'll eventually learn your tolerance.


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