Posted 10/28/2007 9:22 PM (GMT -7)
It sounds like you had a pretty nasty panic/anxiety attack. Everything you described is classic to that disorder. Have you had these feelings/reactions before? I have an anxiety disorder which was very bad earlier this year. When I was reading your post it brought back feelings I went through...
I have a severe sensitivity to fluorescent lighting. I get anxiety/panicky when I'm in a grocery store too long or any place with tons of fluorescent lighting. I get feeling physically sick when I'm under them, which then causes me to get anxious.
My sjogrens was diagnosed with a blood test. I can't remember the test, but I came back positive for the sjogren's antibodies. I think either of those tests, the lip or paper test will be worth while too. I haven't had either of those done. My sjogren's is very mild, I hardly ever notice it. But using a humidifier would definitely benefit you.
Any time you get feeling like you're out of control with your emotions, or if you're feeling anxious or in a panic, deep breathing really works. Take very slow deep breaths in through your nose, and then slowly exhale through your mouth. Do that about 7 times, and then breathe normally for a few ( or you'll hyperventilate! Don't need that added to your problems!), then keep doing the deep breathing until you calm down. It works like a charm for me. Also, just remember, you're not in danger. Your body is reacting like you are, but you're okay. You were in a room with other people and some bright lights. Nothing that would harm you. It's important to maintain perspective and realize you're okay. The buzzing, sweating, etc, you get are also symptoms of anxiety. I honestly tell you Ann, I've been through this and still deal with it from time to time. But using tecniques to calm your body down really work. Check out this website and see if what you think. These people saved me! It really does sound like anxiety to me. You'll be okay. Talk to me whenever you want, okay.
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
33 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, monopril, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus