Such a great thread running wild.
I was going to ask if your eyes closed while this happened, but then I finished reading your post and it seems like it did.
The same thing happens to me while under stress. I think it might be cortisol related.
Here is a comment I left a few weeks ago in a different thread, notice the part about
the eyes closing:
Blakeleysmom so sorry to hear about your daughter Blakeley suffering.
Do you happen to know if she has adrenal / low cortisol issues?
These diseases just tax our adrenals 24/7.
The eyes closed while being awake is something that's so prominent for me when I have low cortisol.
I know salt is important for adrenals too. Is she getting some salt and other nutrients?
If she isn't eating maybe a multivitamin would help just so she gets some nutrients.