Poll

How much sun do get in a week?

Virtually none.  I am PALE. Barely ever leave my house
13 (34.2%)
I walk/play in the sun a little bit, but no sunburns
21 (55.3%)
Frequent sunburns and tanning
4 (10.5%)
A LOT. I am red. Leather skin.  Beach every week.
0 (0%)

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traderwithpois

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Sun Exposure
« on: September 18, 2011, 09:00:45 AM »
Sun exposure

Vincent M

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Re: Sun Exposure
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 01:37:16 PM »
I put virtually none, however my skin is naturally a darkish tan due to my hawaiian and asian blood which probably means I should be getting even more sunlight than others.

However on days when I make a point to get several hrs of sunlight (not often) I don't feel any immediate effects on my health. I need to test if the benefit might appear after perhaps a month or so of getting a good amount of sun.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2011, 01:39:37 PM by Vincent Marcus »
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Re: Sun Exposure
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 05:58:41 PM »
I want to also note that personally when I have gotten a little sun in the past, it seems to give me more energy and helps to rgulate many aspects of my body and health.  So this is the theory behind this poll to determine if there is any connection between sun exposure and pois sufferers

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Re: Sun Exposure
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2011, 08:12:53 AM »
I didn't vote yet on the poll, it's winter here (just recently coming into the beginning of spring). So NO sun, and POIS is always worse in the winter.

In summer, I'm in the sun a lot, although for my fair skin, I wear a sunblock. The ozone hole in the southern hemisphere  permits very high levels of UV. also so great care has to be taken.

The difference in summer is markedly better.


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Re: Sun Exposure
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2011, 04:48:56 PM »
I do have a little less POIS in the summer, but it seems to be due to the heat giving me better blood circulation in my opinion since I rarely spend time in sunlight.
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Re: Sun Exposure
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2011, 10:40:42 PM »
I personally feel as though a few hours of sun in the summer seems to give me a little more energy and makes me think clearer.
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Re: Sun Exposure
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2011, 08:39:20 AM »
I first started to feel POIS in the winter. I didn't relate it to POIS, just figured that for whatever reason, my bones were more sensitive to weather systems. Arthritis I figured at first. Chile has a marked climate. Summer is clear, I mean sky blue clear for about 4 1/2 mo. Then fall and winter bring weather fronts and my problems started.

But summer always a LOT better. As the POIS got worse, I saw that even summer didn't save me, and began to look for other explanations.

So I think sun (vitamin D) is important for lessening POIS, and maybe weather systems changes of humidiy and air pressure also worsen it. I guess to see if vitamin D has anything to do with making us more sensitive to these temp/pres changes we'd have to hear from someone who is in summer AND a place where there are constant changes of weather systems, like Florida etc.

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Re: Sun Exposure
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2011, 11:58:02 PM »
I get a lot of sun on the weekends.  If the weather is clear and there's car and bike events in the area, I'm out in it for most of the day.  I won't burn even when others get sun poisoning because of my Indian heritage and skin.

I don't know if I can attribute feeling better with the sun or the exercise, but usually I'm so tired I need a day or so to recover.

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Re: Sun Exposure
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 05:50:21 AM »
i probably fall between option 3 and 4 as i am in the sun quite a lot in the English summer and just occasionally get burned. I find that a few hours in the sun building a tan over a few days helps my overral wellbeing, lessening slightly the impact of POIS, especially the muscle-ache, but the foggy, itchy exhaustion is still very much there.

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Re: Sun Exposure
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 12:38:18 AM »
Sun always helps alleviate skin symptoms for me.. It's also good my mood and circadian rhythm. The winter time in the Northeast of the US is brutal for me and exacerbates all symptoms. I feel like I regress when I catch less rays.
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Tried desensitization for 1.5yrs & was unsuccessful (POIS worse at 1/1000)

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