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100% photophobia. I can´t stand the light at all.

Hi everybody! :)

Has anybody had something similar? Or, do you have a clue which type of illness could it be?
I don´t know which is my illness yet, so maybe you can help me to identify it.

In August 2019 I started having headaches and eye ache after using the phone in the dark the night before. I took some days off away from screens. The outside natural light created mild eye ache and discomfort. Fluorescent lighting and screens were intolerable.

Over the next ten months, I continued to work using blue light filters on the screen.

On July 2020 I was working late on the laptop when I felt pain behind the eyes but I continued working wearing sunglasses. By the end of the week, I felt very strong pain in the head and eyes and have not used an electronic device since. During the subsequent week, I felt mild to moderate pain inside of the head, on the back of the head, inside the eyes and the back of the eyes. These pains sometimes lasted for a few seconds or a few minutes and would come and go throughout the day.

Suddenly the headaches seemed to disappear, and I had eye pain only for about three weeks, however after about one month of total abstinence from screen use the symptoms are still present.

I have been in bed with a blindfold day and night for a month. However I still feel the same burning and aching sensation behind the eyes, and sometimes I feel a dull ache inside the eyes. I also see flickering like flashes of light or may also appear in a wave pattern.

I have also experienced ear pain in the last few months and nausea when in the car. I have seen four ophthalmologists and all of them found no problems with my eyes. I also had a MRI and everything looks normal.

I appreciate all the information you can give me!
Thanks a lot
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Man I know Your pain. I had all possible eye exams mri and more and nobody knows what is it. I cant go outside for more than 30 min even with my double sunglasses...  
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Hi Dave! I`m sorry you´re having this problem as well. Have you been taking anymedication?  
Hi no, its started after I took antidepresand ssri medication
Hi Dave, my case seems to be Visual snow. You can maybe check on that.
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Hi everybody, just a follow up. It seems that my case is Visual snow. I will now see an specialist on that field.
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Hi did You found root of Your problem?
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