LIGHT SENSITIVITY IN SEVERE/ VERY SEVERE ME

Stonebird
How natural is it to just switch on the light, without thinking?
But how do you help someone, in the dark, who is hurt by, who cannot bear light?
Have you ever experienced what it is like, sitting indoors, the beautiful day outside calling to you, in agony, with all the curtains tightly shut against the sunlight?
We have had to spend a lot of money on fitting extra thick, sound-reducing curtains.
Just the other evening I unthinkingly switched off a light without warning; it caused such unnecessary suffering.
Light Sensitivity in Severe/Very Severe ME is a seriously challenging symptom; as in all areas of care a profoundly aware, sensitive, creative, gentle approach is required at ALL times.
Always work WITH the person, as this animated GIF tries to show. Be aware there are contrasting colours.


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