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Old 08-06-2007, 04:02 PM   #1
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The Sun

Ok, I have always focused on the sun as a source for rashes but never thought that it could be causing my nerve and muscle problems until today. I was in and out of the sun but at two points I was litterly trapped with the sun beaming on me (traffic jam). Anyway, both times, my face began to tingle and I felt like tiny bugs were crawling all over my face (including inside my mouth). Then I felt weak and the mucles in my legs and arms began to spasm. I just came in and while sitting here my leg muscles are spasming like crazy. Does anyone else have similar reactions to the sun?

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Old 08-06-2007, 04:29 PM   #2
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Re: The Sun

Hi, I haven't noticed exactly that...however, I have noticed that since I moved to a new desk at work where I have to use an overhead fluorescent desk light (before I didnt need one b/c there was enough natural light)...it's about a foot over my head; if I'm sitting there under it too long, then my face and neck start burning and tingling as if I have sunburn. I haven't noticed any muscle spasming due to this in myself, though. I do get spasms, but it's due to something else. Also, if I'm in the stores too long or outside too long (even with protection), I started feeling very drained of energy. One other thing that just started happening to me a couple weeks ago - I drove down to the pharmacy and suddenly my eyes could not take the light outside. It didnt hurt, but my eyes watered so much the whole drive like I was bawling. LIke I said it wasnt really "pain", it was uncomfortable and my eyes just felt very sensitive. I had to buy sunglasses while there and sometimes I even have to wear them while at my computer screen, b/c that seems to bother me also on & off.

 
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:01 PM   #3
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Re: The Sun

I too have noticed over the last couple of weeks that I have pain in my left eye whenever I am outside on a sunny day. I have transition glasses so my regular glasses turn into sunglasses when the sun is out. My opthamologist said that I have dry eyes but the pain isn't from that and only starts if I am outside for an extended amout of time.

 
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Re: The Sun

I have had sunsensitivity for years. I noticed in high school, and it just worsened over time. I found that being out in the sun increased my flares, my muscle aches, my energy would be depleted. I would get rashes, red or heat bumps/rash. If I am exposed for too long, I find that I will literally just drop off to sleep almost anywhere. I wear sunscreen always, uva/uvb shades, spf protected clothing. The eye pain, I just try to never go out with out my shades or a light cover up. Its just not sunlight, any many cases, it can be untraviolet ights period. A few years ago, I went see my parents, and I was sitting at the computer, and their desk lamp, burned me, reddened my skin. Be careful. My doctor had a lot of information on photosensitivty.
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:09 AM   #5
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Re: The Sun

Thanks.

I get so comfused about photosensitivity. I always related it to the butterfly rash which I am not sure if I get it or not. I have noticed that since the Spring I have had a constant "heat bump" like rash over my entire face. Additionally, I get raised bumps on my cheeks but that usually go away pretty quickly. I used to be the girl layed out in the sun reading a book or something. Now I run from the Sun as if it is chasing me. I can tolerate it but it is not longer pleasurable, if that makes sense. I feel like I am being baked. My flares affect my legs the worst. I find that my muscle start jerking or will tighten up almost like a charlie horse but not just in my calf. It can be in front of my lower legs or the front and/or back of my thighs. My fingers also do alot of spasming. Does any of this make sense?

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Thanks.

I get so comfused about photosensitivity. I always related it to the butterfly rash which I am not sure if I get it or not. I have noticed that since the Spring I have had a constant "heat bump" like rash over my entire face. Additionally, I get raised bumps on my cheeks but that usually go away pretty quickly. I used to be the girl layed out in the sun reading a book or something. Now I run from the Sun as if it is chasing me. I can tolerate it but it is not longer pleasurable, if that makes sense. I feel like I am being baked. My flares affect my legs the worst. I find that my muscle start jerking or will tighten up almost like a charlie horse but not just in my calf. It can be in front of my lower legs or the front and/or back of my thighs. My fingers also do alot of spasming. Does any of this make sense?

Michelle
DO YOU HAVE THEM IN YOUR FACE TOO?

 
Old 08-09-2007, 04:39 AM   #7
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jusbreatheOM,

I'm not sure what you mean? I have small, fine bumps all over my face but the ones that itch are the once that suddenly come up on my cheeks. As for the muscle spasms, I have them too in my face. Mostly they happen in my eye (yesterday my left I twitched all day), my cheeks, and nose. I also get numbness inside my mouth including the inside of cheeks and gums. My nose often feels like it is vibrating on my face.

Michelle

 
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