I'm new & a question about lights!

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Date Joined Jul 2016
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   Posted 7/30/2016 1:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all, I'm new around here! i have been reading through some older posts and getting the feel of this place and you all seem very kind and welcoming! I intend to make a longer post explaining my situation in more detail (i am sort of in limbo with my health/health care at the moment) in the near future; but for now, I just wanted to get some thoughts from you guys! I have a really bad problem with being overly verbose basically all of the time, so I'll try to keep it concise!

My question today is, does anyone have issues with fluorescent lighting affecting them negatively? As in causing symptoms to get worse? I ask because, I have a rash across my face (from cheek to cheek and over my nose), which seems to randomly flare up and become brighter/more visible, hot to the touch, and sometimes itchy but it's not always immediately obvious why. I have a lamp which I use for art, which has a very bright fluorescent bulb in it - last night, I was using it to groom my eyebrows, which took a fair amount of time, I'd say after maybe half an hour, I noticed the red rash on my face begin to get redder, and hotter, and the shape became much more obvious, it also began to itch, and i got quite a headache. It happened very quickly. I turned off my lamp and laid down and waited for this to pass and eventually fell asleep. But then I wondered, was it the lamp that caused this? I'd feel really silly if something like a lamp or light source was making my issues worse, especially considering I could easily avoid these things!

So I just wondered if anyone else has any similar problems and if it's at all possible that certain lighting/lights could cause problems.

Thanks all!

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/30/2016 1:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Fluorescent lighting can make some of very ill. Sunlight will affect us too.

It's the UV rays that affect us. They can be found in fluorescent lighting, sunlight, some light bulbs (CF), and tanning beds.

I am very sensitive and use only LED bulbs. I also buy clothing with sun protection built in. My favorite website is coolibar.com. I have sun blocking curtains in the room I stay in most. I will eventually put window film on the windows to block more efficiently.
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Date Joined Jul 2016
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   Posted 7/30/2016 1:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your insight, couchtater! I greatly appreciate it
I had a feeling the bulb might be to blame! In fact, when I had my first big flare of sorts, it come on and was worsened when I was spending time in a particular room which was completely lit by rows of fluorescent lights. Where I live now, we only use LED's (coincidentally) and I keep blankets covering my windows and do not spend much time outside, and when I do, it is at night.

and thank you for linking that fantastic website! I might have to order a few new things. As it stands now, I usually wear a fully lace kimono which covers my entire body (up to my wrists and down to my ankles) when I am in the sun. I certainly didn't realize clothing with sun protection existed! I will also have to look into window film, which is another handy tool i wasn't aware of!

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Date Joined Aug 2014
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   Posted 9/3/2016 3:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Light affects me a lot.when I am in sun I get sick for few days .
I have removed all CFL bulbs .i have led in some fixtures,not all.

I have sleep disorder so I do not keep film on Windows and go outside everyday for 30 minutes.

I wanna get thermal window coverings when I can afford.
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