Minor sun exposure can give me extreme rashes
I work outside year round and manage by using sunscreen (lots of sunscreen) and long sleeve clothing that has built in spf protection.
Having been on plaquenol for 3 years I believe has helped control the severity of my rashes but every now and then I'll miss a spot, like the back of my hands and I get a very painful reminder of just how much the sun effects me.
When I was first diagnosed I thought that sun damage was limited to rashes etc but it also can trigger a flare resulting in joint pain, muscle swelling, headaches etc.
Fifteen minutes in the sun can make me miserable for a week.