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CFS: Photophobia and Photosensitivity Can Make Summer A Prison

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For photosensitivity, wearing clothing that covers your arms and legs, and a hat with a wide brim can be beneficial. Hypoallergenic makeup and sunscreen may also offer some protection.

For some with CFS, being restricted to the indoors or to their bedrooms is the same old same old. It's not unusual for people with chronic fatigue syndrome to be flattened on their beds day and night anyway.

Being able to look out a window at a sunny backyard or a neighborhood street would help to ease some of the claustrophobia. But for people with CFS who have photophobia or photosensitivity, that's just not going to happen in the summertime.

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http://www.neurosymptoms.org/#/visual-symptoms/4539525685

Visual Dysfunction in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. CFIDS.org. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
http://www.cfids.org/archives/2001rr/2001-rr3-article02.asp

When Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Harms Vision. Everydayhealth.com. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
http://www.everydayhealth.com/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/vision-problems.aspx

Photosensitivity. Skincancer.org. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
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Photosensitivity and Caring for Your Skin. About.com. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
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Reviewed July 30, 2013
by Michele Blacksberg RN

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