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Do fluorescent lights increase your feelings of dp?
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I've read this in a few different places and know that it's certainly the case for me. Especially when i'm in a shopping centre I'll just feel totally out of it. Anyway, just curious to see peoples responses.

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When I feel *normal*, a bit..can sometimes trigger DP/DR depending on how tired I am.

When I'm already in DP/DR, it's like lights are attacking my brain through my eyes =) 8)
 
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fluorescant lighting has never affected me, i can't understand that it does in other people. different symptoms i guess
 
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Not as far as I'm aware.

Flourescent lights affecting your brain is as far as I know more a part of epilepsy and other such conditions. (Obviously I'm not saying you guys are not affected)

But maybe you're DP/DR has different roots?
 
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I used to have a lot of problems with them. My face once turned purple from being to close to one, at a drawing table. I am now to numb to be affected.
 

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Flouresant (sp?) lights are the absolute WORST for me. I have DP and panic attacks-- usually my anxiety manifests itself by me having a DP episode. But, the lights bring it on. I work in an office that has all fl. lights and I had to have them removed from my office b/c they bothered me so terribly. Why is this? Does anyone know the correlation?
 

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Flouresant (sp?) lights are the absolute WORST for me. I have DP and panic attacks-- usually my anxiety manifests itself by me having a DP episode. But, the lights bring it on. I work in an office that has all fl. lights and I had to have them removed from my office b/c they bothered me so terribly. Why is this? Does anyone know the correlation?
 

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i have the same aversion. in her book, dr simeon doesn't give a definitive answer, but she does note that dp/dr sufferers are typically sensitive to overstimulation (as with loud, crowded rooms).

there definitiely seems to be a component of this here. they definitely overstimulate and create a greater stress level than sunlight or more natural light. this is also probably because these stupid lights make things look even more unnatural and therefore aggrivate the feelings of dp/dr.

even my wife, who does not suffer from dp hates the things and i know many other people who can't stand the obnoxious glow of these creations of the devil... :evil:
 
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First post! Can't believe there's a forum for depersonalisation. When I first went on the net seven years ago looking for information about my condition there was nothing. :)

Fluorescent lighting affects me greatly. In fact in my last job I was required to work in a room entirely lit by fluorescent lights - there was no natural light. I ended up asking for special fluorescent tubes. These apparently ossicilate at a higher frequency and producer a warmer light than your average tube. I had several of these placed around my desk and they helped the problem somewhat. They cost a little more than el chepo fluorescent tubes. If you're having this problem at work, see if you can get your HR rep to put some better tubes in under the guise of OH&S. This was certainly applicable to me as there was no natural light.
 

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this is probably one of the main reasons i had to stop going to school. 5 hours in a classroom filled with flourecent lights just made me go insane!
 

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this is probably one of the main resons i had to stop going to school. 5 hours in a classroom filled with flourecent lights just made me go insane!
 

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I don't like fluorescent too but it doesn't affect my DP pretty much. That what really worsens my DP are on the one hand lights that are much brighter than the rest of the environment, especially reflections, or sometimes even graphic effects in computergames. On the other hand dark sounds and/like whisperings as well as loud sounds/noises which are unexpected. Lately it really begins to seem more like some kind of epilepsy to me.
 

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It doesn't need to be fluorescent light. I'm more sensitive than normal to light in general.

Sometimes I would even prefer an overcast day to a sunny one!
 

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oh man i hate them! i hate going into supermarkets because of the lights and all the colors from the different things on the shelves. My DP goes crazy when im in a fluorescent lit room!
 

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oh man i hate them! i hate going into supermarkets because of the lights and all the colors from the different things on the shelves. My DP goes crazy when im in a fluorescent lit room!
 

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Yeah, I react quite badly to florescent lights. I'm not sure why this is.

Then again I fainted in Biology which had the same lights, so maybe my brain associates the lights with the incident, triggering more DR?
 

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I've only had this round of DP for about a week now and I'm pretty sure the fluorescent lights were my trigger. When they're on now it makes my DP much worse.
I'm a teacher so my room only has half of the lights on. I hope the students don't mind!
 

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Back in the beginning of my DP (1974) I was paralized when I went into areas with flourescent lights and sports stadiums at night. Over the many years I have been able to work through it but the effect is still there. I just tell myself that nothing bad is going to happen and to stay focused on "why I am here".
 
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