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Can fluorescent lights sensitivity causing ribs pain with other symptoms be treated?

hi, i have had to stop training as a solicitor because over the years i have developed sensitivity to fluroescent lights. i feel this really became noticeable when i had my last light treatment for psoriasis at the hospital and also i had a hand held uvb light at home.
symptoms i get are like my body attacking itself - pain inbetween ribs with bloating, painful to breathe, pressure in my head, aching joints, extreme fatigue and ulcers in my mouth. Symptoms can come on later in eve. at the time of being under lights i can feel the pressure in my head and pain in chest start. my boss explains that it looks as if the life is being drained out of me. he can see it in my eyes. they are a lovely firm and have kept my job open but i don't see how it can change. any other lights are fine so brightness is no issue. i have also tried hats and glasses but it must be the radiation being absorbed through my skin.
any ideas what is happening to my body?
Thu, 1 Oct 2020
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Radiologist 's  Response
Hi,

It is not possible for the fluorescent lights to cause pain in the ribs.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Vivek Chail, Radiologist
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Can fluorescent lights sensitivity causing ribs pain with other symptoms be treated?

Hi, It is not possible for the fluorescent lights to cause pain in the ribs. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Vivek Chail, Radiologist