I've been doing everything I can to minimize going to parties the last year. I know with certainty, that the PEM fallout from one party can ruin me for weeks.... even worse than if I had to jog a couple blocks. I used to think if I never stand up during the party, I'd be ok, but apparently not.... its just the non-stop talking. There are certain events that I just can't skip... (birthdays, major holidays, etc). There is one coming this weekend. Its 3-4 hours. If anyone here has a method of how to deal with these, let me know. I was thinking maybe hide in the bathroom after every 60-90 minutes of socializing for like 20 minutes. But not sure if that will work.