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I've always had light sensitive eyes, ever since I was very young.  To the point where I'd get headaches from squinting all day every day during the summer and to the point where I never could use a night light because the light from the night light would bother my eyes, even with my eyes closed.  I also have weird eyes- one is near sighted and one is far sighted.  I had a lazy eye when I was a child and sometimes it's just barely noticable now as an adult, when I'm tired.  I haven't seen an eye doctor in a while, 'cause my insurance doesn't cover it.  That being said...

 

I've had a headache (not a migraine) for three days now accompanied by extreme sensitivity to light.  Headaches that last a couple days (migraines as well as non-migraines) are common for me, usually accompanied by stress.  But... I realized how sensitive my eyes are lately when I took my son outside to play and, even though it was very cloudy today, I had my sunglasses on and the "sunlight" was still hurting my eyes, and when I was more comfortable keeping my sunglasses on once we'd come inside.

 

Anyone here have similar experiences?  Is this normal?


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I have what I would consider greater than normal sensitivity to light.  I can't stand bright sunny days b/c they hurt my eyes and make me feel nervous and nauseated. Good think I live in NE Ohio where it is gray most of the time LOL

 

It is worse and most noticeable when I have an Epstein BArr Virus flareup.  Have you been tested for that?


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It is worse and most noticeable when I have an Epstein BArr Virus flareup.  Have you been tested for that?

 

Nope, never heard of it.  Going to go look it up on Google in a minute.


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Subbing - I'm no t typically light sensitive but have been recently. I'm coming off of a lyme infection.

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Odd update...

 

I don't know if it's a coincidence or not, but on the 5th day, I woke up to find Aunt Flo visiting and my light sensitivity gone (or at least, back to normal).  headscratch.gif


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