Have anyone every experienced this?Does anyone else feel "not right" or "Unwell" also when they are shopping in large stores?
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Hi Peace, Be sure to read the thread "Help for thinning hair" as it involves the problems stemming from flourescent lighting. Apparently there are special sleeves that fit over the flourescent lights that block almost twice the emissions that regular covers do. This helped a young girl who was flaring from exposure in her classroom. I always wondered how effective the average covers are, and apparently, not very.
I also avoid large stores/malls and limit my time in them. I couldn't figure out why they made me feel so awful - but I do believe it's the lighting. I hope you are wearing sunblock all the time. This is recommended by doctors on Lupus.org - inside or out, sunny or cloudy. I have gotten more sensitive since being on Plaquenil.
Peace, and anyone reading this who missed the "Help with thinning hair" thread, it was stated that the flourescent light sleeves that did a much better job filtering the UV rays were purchased for $5 from their local Lupus support chapter (which gets them at a discounted price). This could be really helpful for anyone dealing with a workspace dilemma.
I agree that the lights could be a culprit for many disorders and symptoms. I felt like a nutcase for years because I would start feeling so strange in Walmart type stores or anyplace where the flourescents were especially prominant. I have trouble in airports too. It often did feel like anxiety. And I always said in reference to the flickering/buzzing flourescent "makes me feel like I'm going to have a seizure". Guess I wasn't far off. It is amazing that between the Uv problem, and the mercury - that flourescents are being mandated. Trading one problem for another. Ginny - I guess I'll be stocking up on the incandescents as well. I think I did read somewhere that there may be a loophole for people with sensitivities/illnesses made worse by the flourescents. Maybe on Lupus.org.
Peace - are you in the US? Where are you getting your naturopath certificate? This is something that interests me as well. Thanks for including the rest of your rheumies response regarding Plaq and flourescent sensitivity. Good to know.
Gonna go buy some old fashioned lightbulbs...have a good day!