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Well I'll be....I'm having an "aha" moment. I have questioned my sanity for years because of feeling "weird" in stores....from grocery stores to mall stores, drug stores, you name it. And Lord help me if there is a flourescent bulb that is flickering....anywhere! It doesn't always happen, is sometimes fleeting, and other times a flare follows. BUT - I have always thought that my reaction was more a warning that a flare was coming, rather than the flare being the result of the "exposure". Some days are worse than others, and when I was working at my last job, I couldn't figure out what would cause that same sense of malaise/ill feeling that would just wash over me. (Turns out mold was a part of the equation too - another story).
My husband wanted to switch out all the incandescents a couple years ago, but I refused because after trying one I couldn't stand the light that it gave off. I thought it was an aesthetic thing....but now it looks like something more. And the worst winter of my life was one in which I tried to sit in front of a lightbox every day, hoping it would make me feel better. It did have a filter - but I just kept feeling worse and worse. OY!
Thanks TPA for bringing up this subject! Once again, this forum has succeeded in turning on a light bulb for me LOL!