I am highly photosensitive, and while I know that blue light as well as sunlight can trigger flares for us lupies, I don't really understand why or what exactly I should be doing about it. I'm hoping someone clever on here might be able to point me in the right direction.
From what I understand, there are different types of blue light - there is a circadian alerting blue light and a high frequency blue light. I THINK there is also high energy blue light, which isn't the same as the whole spectrum light - but high energy and high frequency may be the same thing, I'm not sure. If circadian altering blue light is the sort of light that affects our melatonin production and therefore our sleep patterns, is this also the type of blue light that can trigger our lupus to flare?
I've been told that if you can see the color blue you can see circadian alerting light because the receptors that set your body clock are non-visual but the alerting wavelengths are all visible. So if I can see blue, does that mean that the light is potentially causing me an issue? Even if it's not from an artificial source? Does ALL blue light cause us an issue?
I'm so confused! Any guidance would be hugely appreciated!