Posted by: florescent lights
by llacey, Sep 03, 2008 03:33PM
In recent months, maybe even over a year I have developed a worsening problem when I go into stores/businesses that use florescent lights. I get sick to my stomach, light headed, dizzy to the point that I almost pass out. Today when it happened was the worst I have even had happen… my face almost felt like it was flushed (my husband couldn't see any difference though) I lost sight, everything went blurry with vivid colors swirling around. I couldn't think or walk straight. I got out of the store went to the car with help from my husband and after a few minutes I was find except from two after effects… I was extremely tired and my face still felt flushed. What could this possiably be !!!! Or am I just crazy !!! HELP HELP HELP "
The response was that perhaps she has agoraphobia, or fear of wide open spaces or whatever...
I have a similar, but less extreme reaction to fluorescent lights. However, I have NO problem whatsoever going into, say, Costco, a wide-open box store. And I only go early in the day when they don't have those BRIGHT spot lights on overhead as they also wisely have sky lights.
No wonder they haven't found a cure for cancer or Aids. With this kind of mentality "it's all in your head" where is the out of the box thinking? Certainly not in medicine.