UPDATE: In addition to the $150 IV charge, I get to do a makeup class for missing lecture last night (which went until 2:30am). Robyn, your questions are good ones, I'm asking the same thing. Don't want to ponder it too much, I need to stay positive through the next 8 days.
Well, I'm not nearly as tough as I thought I was. After what we thought was final savasana this evening, we were told to stay in the room and then Bikram came in a taught a third class of the day. I was in the front and had just finished a class that I had worked fairly hard. And I only had a little water left in my jug. But ok, I gave it a shot.
It didn't take long for me to totally lose control of my breathing, and I continually kept gulping air into my mouth. I could only do a few postures, didn't have much energy at all, but kept getting up and giving it a try. At one point, I was nearly sobbing, just simply because I couldn't seem to get my breath.
When class was over, I took what I thought was the longest walk out of the studio, hauling two very wet towels and when I got to the lobby, I nearly collapsed. They gave me some gatoraide, but it didn't help a splitting headache that I had. I could barely open my eyes. Then when I got back to my room, I still couldn't breathe and then after a quick shower, I started to shake all over and got really, really cold. Had the sense to call Jacqueline and Erin's room, and J came up immediately. Wrapped in a towel, I got the door open and then just lost it, couldn't breathe at all and collapsed on the floor by the door, by then a few other people were there to help, good thing because I couldn't keep the towel on and they had to help me to not flash the entire hallway!!!
They called the doctor and I got wheeled to the clinic, in front of a HUGE line of beautifully dressed people here for some convention. I wasn't exactly a pretty picture and probably scared them to death. And when I got to the clinic, they gave me two 1/2 litres of an IV drip, the first had potassium, the second one was full of Vitamin B.
I feel much better now, and do NOT recommend this as an alternative to lecture. It will cost me $150 US for that little treatment. But the headache is gone!!!
Had a banana to prevent cramps tonight. Going to sleep now, 13 more classes (unless there's more surprise classes) and 9 days to go.