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Terrible Light Sensitivity

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 29, 2008
  • 06:14 AM

I'm 18 and have had this light problem for about 3 years. It started when I'd go out with my friends at night. I'd get really sensitive to the headlights of other cars which seemed to trigger a whole bunch of other symptoms (nausea, shaking, dizziness, hot flashes). It'd get so bad I'd have to pull over and have someone drive me home while I lay in the back with a jacket over my head.

Now it's even worse. I can't go out of my room without sunglasses. My eyes ache constantly. I can barely stand any light. I wear my sunglasses day and night, indoors and outdoors. It's gotten to a point where I'm afraid to go out with my friends and even to work for fear of having an attack and not being able to drive home. I can't sit through movies or play laser tag or go to clubs. It happened last night where I was shaking so hard I could barely stand. My mom finally realized how bad it was when I spent my grandma's funeral laying in the back of the car. We've been to my doctor, but he's a pediatric who mostly sees colds so I'm not sure if he'd be the right person to see. He said it was migraines (mostly because my mom wouldn't let me talk and kept on talking about seeing spots, which I don't really get). I don't really agree mostly because I don't really have any head pain.

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