Another thing that doesn't help me feel good is that when the carbon dioxide level of my blood is off, I really need to avoid talking to people, because talking is one of the main ways I hyperventilate. It's very hard to remember to breathe slowly and using my diaphragm when I'm in a hurry to get things out, let alone when I'm excited and breathless. Laughing also bad, even eating, especially eating combined with talking. If my wrists didn't hurt I could chatter away to people on irc, but getting tight tendons in my wrists and heels is one of the first signs that things are wrong. I would *sigh* dramatically, except sighing and yawning are both also very bad for rapidly decreasing carbon dioxide levels.
I wish I could get bottles of carbon dioxide enriched air to breathe when I'm feeling fucked. I suppose I could just snuggle up close to someone and breathe their exhaled air, but that's somewhat impractical for more than a few minutes. If I wasn't hideously allergic to smoke machine smoke, that would do as the "smoke" is mainly carbon dioxide. Unfortunately it has some added stuff (I don't know what) that makes me violently ill.
Just glad I'm not going to BiCon. Feeling like this there would be a Very Bad Thing.