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I wasn't sure where to post this topic...and I'm not sure why I feel this way, but I have for the past three years.

I go to the University of Oregon and when I am in the music building ALL day, I end up feeling super exhausted, can't think clearly, and have a headache, as if I haven't eaten all day. If I am on campus all day, but have classes in other buildings, I don't feel this way. It's only when I am in the music building for 5-12 hours. I eat the same things that I would if I was at home (since I bring my food from home) and I eat the same amount. There was some construction as they added about 50% more to the building three years ago. I would have these "episodes" when I went into the new classrooms, where I would feel super faint and start to black-out, or get really panicky and have shallow breathing and sweating. (Although, three years ago I also ate foods that I now know cause problems for me, so it could have just been a really random coincidence).

Could it be this building? New(ish) materials?

I've worked in retail stores for long hours within the last few years and never felt this way. I painted the interior of our house last year and our house doesn't make me feel this way.

I guess I'm mostly curious if anyone else has ever felt/feels this way.

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Apparently sanded drywall will contain gluten particles, but three years would be an awful long time for them to linger unless nobody cleaned up properly after it was done :o

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Is the lighting different? The new grocery used to give me migrane headaches. They had different light and I think that was it. I know others who shop there with their sunglasses on.

Some places cause my ears to pop or ring. Maybe from the ventilation.

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I wasn't sure where to post this topic...and I'm not sure why I feel this way, but I have for the past three years.

I go to the University of Oregon and when I am in the music building ALL day, I end up feeling super exhausted, can't think clearly, and have a headache, as if I haven't eaten all day. If I am on campus all day, but have classes in other buildings, I don't feel this way. It's only when I am in the music building for 5-12 hours. I eat the same things that I would if I was at home (since I bring my food from home) and I eat the same amount. There was some construction as they added about 50% more to the building three years ago. I would have these "episodes" when I went into the new classrooms, where I would feel super faint and start to black-out, or get really panicky and have shallow breathing and sweating. (Although, three years ago I also ate foods that I now know cause problems for me, so it could have just been a really random coincidence).

Could it be this building? New(ish) materials?

I've worked in retail stores for long hours within the last few years and never felt this way. I painted the interior of our house last year and our house doesn't make me feel this way.

I guess I'm mostly curious if anyone else has ever felt/feels this way.

I worked in a "sick" building once and everyone felt this way. It doesn't have to be an old building to be a "sick" building. Are you the only person who feels like this when working in this environment?

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