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Do Bright Lights Affect You Negatively?

Do Bright Lights Affect You Negatively?

Never asked a question before, but I might be fighting for my job so anyone's experiences could really help.

Especially anyone who gets migraine or bad headaches, do strip lights/fluorescent lights/bright spot lights or a lot of lights on at once affect you? How do they make you feel? Does bright sun light affect you?

If you had to be in a brightly lit room most of the day, could you cope?

Finally, other than sunglasses and turning the lights off, is there anything that… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes bright lights affect me especially in the car even if im in the passenger seat and the sun comes out im covering my face, it makes everything blurry and a get headaches.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi yes I get a lot of problems with my eyes the water all the time and feel the back of my eyes are sore x hope this helps chic x

posted about 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:


I've had the problem from childhood.
You need to look up the following.
It is called photophobia, there was a very recent research study.

Neurological Signs and Symptoms in Fibromyalgia Nathaniel F. Watson and Dedra Buchwald

It is mentioned in this research paper. The paper can be read in full as far as I know at the moment.

If you struggle to understand the research paper, it is mentioned on this website.

The first few paragraphs explain study results in plain English, a huge amount of fibromyalgia patients suffer from it. You can also find other links to research on this page.

There is plenty of research on the net that shows the link between fluorescents and some lights to people light sensitive.

You can try getting tinted glasses made for indoor use. These can help you cope.
Some places will tint them to the level of darkness you need.

I hope this has helped you a little bit.

Best Rose

posted about 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

This is a huge problem amongst fibro sufferers clearly. I don't drive, but if I did then car lights would be a big problem.

My migraines were under control until the last year due to stress at work. Now I have to sit in a room with bright lights my head has started to get worse again.

Thanks for replies. X

posted about 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thank you to everyone for taking the time to reply. I've had migraine and dislike of bright lights since childhood too. Way before any pain or exhaustion of fibro. About to read the research. Thank you all once again. Xxxx

posted about 3 years ago
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