Hi Everybody! I pray that everyone is well & enjoying the warm weather. (smile) I'm also hoping to obtain a little feedback from someone who may be enduring similar discomforts that I'm experiencing with severe sun sensitivity since they've become diagnosed with fibro. I've researched the forum and it appears as though, my issue is isolated because the majority of the members (who spoke on it) seem to welcome sunlight as though it has medicinal properties to ward off depression etc. Not to rain on any one's parade, but I'm extremely depressed and jealous of anyone who welcomes & enjoys sunlight. (smile) I've had fibro for several years; but within the past couple of years, it's become almost intolerable to me. Within minutes of direct contact, my skin becomes red, and itchy with scattered raised patches. My skin has become so sensitive that just the mere thought of sunlight puts me in a tizzy. I have to literally close my drapes during the daylight hours because, although the curtains someone diffuse the intensity of the sunlight, my skin will turn red and burn which in turn tends to provoke me to scratch pathetically. It also seems to drain what little energy I have. I use sunblock religiously & I've discussed this issue of & on over the past couple of years with my Primary & Rheumy with no concrete results. The dermatologist offered a topical cream which proved to be a waste of medical advice. The only thing that somewhat cools my skin is unrefined shea butter which unfortunately is only a temporary fix. Any suggestions are welcomed and appreciated. Thanx for allowing me to vent. Have an excellent day.