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Flourescent lighting: any coping mechanisms? why it happens?

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I know i've seen this everywhere, that many have problems with them. What are some speculations? This surely isn't a coincedence. Anxiety related, eye/brain related, neurological problem.
Do others get much eye tension, dryness?

Anyway, any good coping mechanisms out there? Other than avoidance and putting a big hat on?

I've noticed that if im on my cell before going into the store, and im engaged in the conversation, i don't notice it. that would point to anxiety, correct?
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From my own experience I can say that the discombobulated visual thingy is happening all the time ---flouro lights just make it a whole lot worse.

When I was at my worst flouro lights would give me what I can only describe as a 'subconcious' panic attack. I'd become disorientated and confused, and at times completely incapacitated.

These days flouro lights give me an indicator of how "well" I am ..or how far I am removed from reality.

I don't have any coping mechanisms other than to remove myself from situations where there is a lot of artificial lighting.
I don't know whether anyone has mentioned this but flourescent lighting has a refresh rate of around 60Hz, meaning they flicker on and off at 60 times per second. Standard CRT (cathode ray tube) computer monitors and televisions have similar refresh rate of around 60Hz.
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