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Is this a health concern I should worry about?

For the past four years everytime I 'm outside in the sun it makes me feel sick; nauseated, dizzy, light-headed. Could this be connected with the complications of my blood? The white blood cells is attacking my red blood cells and I'm severly anemic. I'm suppose to see a blood doctor for my blood but I just can't wait, can anyone tell me what this might be?
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Hi, the first possible cause that comes to mind for your photosensitivity is lupus (SLE) :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systemic_lupus_erythematosus

Do you also ever get skin problems, like peeling?


Your blood problem sounds like AIHA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autoimmune_hemolytic_anemia

The anemia (low number of red blood cells aka RBCs) is hemolytic (the cells are destroyed, or 'lysed' -- as opposed to diseases where RBCs are low because of lack of production).  Also, 'autoimmune' as you know means that your own immune system is doing it -- as opposed to something like a virus doing it.

It turns out that SLE can cause AIHA. The AIHA is then said to be 'secondary' to the SLE.

(That's quite a lot to get acquainted with, and there is a risk of a person  reading about so many other new symptoms and then developing or mimicking those same new symptoms-- so be careful not to fall into that trap.)

If you have any followup questions feel free to post back. Good luck.
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I'm not familiar with any blood diseases that match your description.  So you were already told that your white blood cells were attacking your red blood cells but he didn't have a diagnosis for you?  

All I can tell you is it doesn't sound like leukemia or lymphoma.  I hope you get some answers soon from your visit with the blood doctor.
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