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Sunlight/UV (any) gives me bad flu like symptoms. Tested negative for Lupus. Anybody have a clue?

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  • Posted By: larryc
  • January 30, 2014
  • 06:15 PM

Have had this going on for years. Live in house during day and light sealed off from outside. I have been to multiple doctors/specialists and blood tests checked for Lupus (negative). Have been diagnosed by 1 doctor as a sunlight allergy. I don't have rashes. I get sick immediately after being exposed to UV levels greater than 2. I have normal night life but am confined during the day. I haven't run across anything like this thru web. I also have intolerance to heat but seems to be separate issue since I also can't be around florescent lights including CFL's. Looking for any possibilities of what is going on.

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  • Just curious if you are on any medication that could make you sensitive to sunlight? It does sound like an allergy, but with no rash? Another possibility is Celiac disease. A gluten allergy. You might have checked this already but it's worth looking in to. Good luck and God bless!!
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • February 1, 2014
    • 07:00 AM
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  • I take lots of meds. But I tried getting off all of them 1 at a time and got off all of them except the proton pump inhibitor (generic). None of them changed anything regarding this matter. I have not seen anything regarding the proton pump inhibitors causing problems like this. I have been on them since they first came out. I have Barret's. I recently started taking probiotics which has helped with some symptoms I was having, but not the cure all for this. Thanks for your input.
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  • Have you figured anything out yet? I have same issues!!
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