I was at a competition. The auditorium was pitch black. Then all of a sudden these spotlights popped on, right on the 4 judges. Then it started. First my stomach felt sick, and all I thought was: Oh, I'm just a little nervous, it will go away in a minute. But it just got worse. My knees locked and got so shaky and weak I could barely hold myself up. Then the worst parts came. My eyes started getting blurry, and the light shining not the judges started to flicker and blur. I started to sway back and forth. Then I felt numb. It was like the numbing shots they give at dentists, but all over. Then I had a hot flash. It started at my toes, and it tingled. It felt like fire burning up my skin. Then I got so dizzy, I felt like I was floating, like I was in a dream. I don't remember anything else from that day, not even a second. It lasted for about 15 minutes. I kept taking deep breaths to calm myself down. The moment we walked off stage, I felt normal. But I still felt nauseous. Then, as soon as I got home, I slept. It was terrible
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