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?
Hi, the first possible cause that comes to mind for your photosensitivity is lupus (SLE) :
Do you also ever get skin problems, like peeling?
Your blood problem sounds like AIHA
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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