Question About the Sun and Lupus
Though I have a dx of lupus and Sjogren's I don't have any problems with the sun at this point. I always wear sun block and a hat if I'll be out for any length of time, but on our last vacation we were outside a lot and there was no way to avoid the sun completely. I know I got a lot of sun because my face was red briefly and I got a tan on my legs for the first time since I was a child. However, I had no ill effects from all that sun. Does that mean I don't have to worry about it? I'm going to visit family in Florida for a couple of weeks and wonder if I need to go to any extra lengths to avoid the sun. Can the disease be progressing or can I be affected by the sun in some other way even if I don't feel it? Are the only people who have to avoid the sun the ones that get ill or get rashes?
Thanks for your help!
SLE, SJS, vasculitic neuropathy, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Autoimmune Urticaria