I just wanted to share a wee success story for all of those photosensitive people out there, in case it helps anyone.
I was very Vit D deficient 3 winters ago, before I'd been diagnosed with SLE (it was actually one of the things that eventually led to my diagnosis). I've been photosensitive since I was 14, but no one had ever thought to mention I would become Vit D deficient, and I didn't know anything about it, until I found myself in that situation.
It was discovered 3 winters ago. An 'adequate' level of Vit D is above 50, and my level was less than7! So I'd probably been deficient for many years. So that first winter I got 3 Vit D injections, then the second winter I got 1 injection, and last winter I got none.
I've been taking supplements since then. They're natural supplements (based on mushrooms), and I had some criticism for that because they weren't pharmaceutical - it was thought they wouldn't be as effective. So I was curious as to whether they were working or not, so I asked to be tested again a few weeks ago (they wouldn't test me last year - they said it's only done every 2 years now because of cost). Anyway, my results are 114! I'm REALLY pleased! So my natural supplements are working, and I don't need to get injections, which made me feel a bit funny, so I'm glad about that.
A small victory, but I wanted to share in case it helps anyone else avoid having to get the injections this winter.