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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 12/3/2011 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you find that you can tolerate more sunlight in the winter? My sun sensitivity seems to be much less right now. I saw the UV index is 4 now versus 10.
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 12/3/2011 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't noticed yet. Anything above 3 bothers me. If it's twilight I'll for-go the covers and sun screen.

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Date Joined Sep 2011
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   Posted 12/8/2011 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't noticed any difference.  Of course, I live in Florida, so maybe it doesn't count! 
I alternate between UPF 50 clothing, sun umbrellas, and sunscreen, depending on the time of day I go out and whether I expect to be outside long.  I hate the slimy feeling I get from the sunblock, so I often wear a UPF 50 hat, scarf, and gloves over my regular outfit, to good effect.  I also have been slowly building up my closet with UPF 50 clothing - dresses, pants, shirts, etc.
I keep joking with my folks about moving to Forks WA, LOL.
dx: SLE 07/2011, OCD 2006, osteoarthritis 2002
rx: CellCept 2,000mg/day, NSAID for pain, zoloft 200 mg

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 12/8/2011 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
My family jokes that I'm turning into a vampire. Argh! The light!!!!!!

BEW- I haven't even thought about wearing gloves. I've found some sunscreen that's not too slimy...Coppertone oil free mousse. It's light and not too oily.
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