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cured4real?
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   Posted 7/22/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone else think the sun is exceptionally strong this year?  I got some hyperpigmentation on my face and developed sun sensitivity this year and my guys have really been having trouble at work working out side this year?  Just wondered if anyone else thought this summer is a little more unbearable than usual this year, like more rays.
Love, Marji
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okie
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   Posted 7/22/2007 11:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marji, I'm sorry you're having a rough time. Im not gonna be much help with this one. After spending 25 years in arizona with 110-115 everyday this oklahoma 90 degree weather is a cake walk. I always wear sunglasses so I havn't had any problems with sensitivity with my eyes. I get the vasculitis but not the regular rash on my face. There are a lot of drugs out there that really react poorly to the sun. Maybe you are taking somthing new?
Take care of yourself
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carol
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PattyLatty
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   Posted 7/23/2007 1:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Marji, our weather in Oklahoma has been different this year than ever before. We had big rains nearly every day through the Spring and into June and the first half of July. Rain in the summer here is almost unheard of. I normally run my sprinkler every day starting in May and this year I've only turned it on about four or five days. And it's nearly August.

I don't know if the heat and the humidity is any worse this year but I do know that I'm feeling it much more. I think that's due to the prednisone and my added weight.

I'm so sorry it's affecting your pigment and I know you've been through so much in trying to take care of your pigment problem and I hope your dermatologist can find some way to help you get it under control.

My mother, who had lupus and got lots of discoid sores all over her chest and shoulders, never went outside without a little parasol. She was so cute and wasn't self conscious at all about it.

Stay cool, and avoid the sun at all costs.
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hippimom2
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   Posted 7/23/2007 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Marji, I've had a lot of my healthy friends and family comment on how the sun seems much stronger this year and how they can even feel some effects of it. Ever since I've gotten sick I've had sun sensitivity, but this year is by far the worst. I'm not sure if it's because of disease progression or not, but I do feel like the sun is especially strong this year. I would imagine the the depleated ozone layer doesn't help those of us with sun sensitivity.
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Bsime
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   Posted 7/23/2007 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Global warming or not the suns rays are going to be consistent.  The air temps will be up in some areas and down in others.
 
The southwest is in the midst of a very long term drought that started about 10 years ago.  Paleoclimitologists have determined that super droughts that have nothing to do with global warming occur in the southwest every few hundred years and last 10-30 years.  The Anazasi indians were wiped out due to a drastic change in climate in the 11th century according to some theories.  If the climate scientists are right, and I believe they are, the natural cycle will be exacerbated by global warming but there will be anomalies around the globe.  In the US the southwest and midwest will suffer and Europe will get significantly colder and might enter another ice age.   
 
In the midwest  it is still not as hot or dry as it was in the 30s ( I was not born yet), 50s or 80s.  The summer in the midwest is quite tolerable and while we have had some hot days it has been generally quite pleasant.  That neither proves or disproves global warming.
 
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cured4real?
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   Posted 7/24/2007 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't know what it is, pollution, ozone layer, what, but where I live we've had so many people come up with sun problems. We do live near northcoastal fl and I don't know what's up but it seems like the ozone layer is very thin, like others mentioned in another post or if it is just my disease getting worse. Both are bad options. We consistently are getting up to 120s in midday, but we have such a drought and where I live is far enough away that I don't benefit from coastal breezes or moisture. Our native trees are burning up in some areas and we've been on fire and still are.
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments


dbab
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   Posted 7/24/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
It has been bad here too this year. The sun is brutal and it adds so much to the heat. I think the extra high humidity down here (I live close to the gulf coast) brings the phrase "global warming" a whole new meaning. I have SCLE and photo phobia so the sun is poison to me too. I live for the rainy overcast days. When everyone around here is frowning because its raining, I have a big smile ear to ear. :)
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