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Photophobia? - I don't know... Need help...

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  • Posted By: Bi11ie
  • December 19, 2009
  • 05:06 PM

I'm 12 years old... Since I was 9, I've got something with my eyes and I don't even know what..:(

When I was 9, I started don't like the sunlight... Well, it wasn't exactly I didn't like it but, that I couldn't be in bright places... I was just feeling discomfort. When the other children in the school were putting their hands on the top of their heads to protect their eyes of suns brightness, I was closing my eyes, putting my hands on them and shouting "Please, help! I can't see!".
When I was 10, I was closing all the curtains in the classroom but the other guys were opening them 'cause they thought I was doing it for fun. Even when I was begging them to close them, they didn't...:( In the car of course I was wearing sunglasses but I was also closing my eyes and pussing them hard with my fingers.
When I was 11, I was closing all the curtains in the classroom again but, if someone tries to open them I was starting to fight with him, kicking, pouncing him and making him bleed if necessary..!:mad:In the car and the beach, I was wearing sunglasses and lying down -face to ground- with a pillow or a towel on my head.
Now (12), I'm wearing sunglasses, sometimes even at the afternoon or at winter (but the most times I'm just closing my eyes making them look like lines), closing the curtains in the classroom and not standing in the sun..

Some of my friends thing I'm crazy.. My eyes don't "hurt" in the light, I'm just feeling discomfort, Ι'm feeling dizzy and blinding... But only in the sunlight and in the very bright ones of the other kinds of lights -that's the strange part!What the ***l do I have???!?!?:confused:
Please, answer me!

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  • I'm 12 years old... Since I was 9, I've got something with my eyes and I don't even know what..:( When I was 9, I started don't like the sunlight... Well, it wasn't exactly I didn't like it but, that I couldn't be in bright places... I was just feeling discomfort. When the other children in the school were putting their hands on the top of their heads to protect their eyes of suns brightness, I was closing my eyes, putting my hands on them and shouting "Please, help! I can't see!".When I was 10, I was closing all the curtains in the classroom but the other guys were opening them 'cause they thought I was doing it for fun. Even when I was begging them to close them, they didn't...:( In the car of course I was wearing sunglasses but I was also closing my eyes and pussing them hard with my fingers.When I was 11, I was closing all the curtains in the classroom again but, if someone tries to open them I was starting to fight with him, kicking, pouncing him and making him bleed if necessary..!:mad:In the car and the beach, I was wearing sunglasses and lying down -face to ground- with a pillow or a towel on my head.Now (12), I'm wearing sunglasses, sometimes even at the afternoon or at winter (but the most times I'm just closing my eyes making them look like lines), closing the curtains in the classroom and not standing in the sun.. Some of my friends thing I'm crazy.. My eyes don't "hurt" in the light, I'm just feeling discomfort, Ι'm feeling dizzy and blinding... But only in the sunlight and in the very bright ones of the other kinds of lights -that's the strange part!What the ***l do I have???!?!?:confused:Please, answer me!Dear Billie; Did you ever find what the problem was?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 15, 2010
    • 02:32 AM
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  • Dear Billie; Did you ever find what the problem was?Yes, photophobia. It's a rear case because pathologically nothing is wrong so it may may be something that has to do with my DNA and you need to take a special examination that there is only in America (I live in Greece) to be sure that's the cause and again there's a posibillility that the examination will show nothing even there is something... It's actually very complicated..:/ Anyways, I still wear the sunglasses and now most of the people I know are used to me like that:)
    Bi11ie 2 Replies
    • October 17, 2010
    • 06:47 AM
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  • Billie, you are right. Photophobia is a symptom of excessive sensitivity to sunlight or well-lit places. There are many causes for Photophobia; Common causes include migraine headaches, cataracts, or severe ophthalmologic diseases, Dyslexia, & many more. Did you suffer any of these? That’s good you are wearing sunglasses. Have you been treated for “Photophobia”? There are few medicines available for it. Get your GP’s advice.
    Maba2009 18 Replies
    • November 9, 2010
    • 00:34 PM
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  • No, I don't suffer of any of the things that you mentioned above. Also I never took any medicine for photophobia (I actually didn't know there are medicines for it).
    Bi11ie 2 Replies
    • November 9, 2010
    • 00:52 PM
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