Lights at work causing flares?

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   Posted 8/25/2014 1:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I am newly diagnosed and seem to feel worse after working under fluorescent lighting. When I work in a different office with a softer light I don't seem to flare. Could it be this causing or can you just flare for no reason? Also had medrone injection over week ago - seemed to work for couple days they wham fatigue has returned with a vengeance is this normal? Sorry for all the questions. Hubby just thinks I'm lazy and need to snap out of it and motivate myself but feel so knackered all the time thought injection would help me.

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   Posted 8/25/2014 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
A lot of people with lupus have UV Ray sensitivity. Fluorescent lighting emits UV Rays.

I'm very sensitive to UV Rays. I have to cover up when I leave the house, because UV rays are almost everywhere....sunlight, fluorescent lighting, CF bulbs, halogen lights, and some computers.

Halogen lights are the worse for me. If I stand near one for three minutes I start shaking and feel very weak.

They do sell UV covers for fluorescent lighting if you have them in your work area.
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   Posted 8/26/2014 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you - I will ask occ health if they can get these in.
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