Hey guys! My dad found this thread and I just registered to share my story.
P.s I'm not going to get into how if feels because all you guys hit it on the nail. The fast forward sensation where every thing is going fast, I hear things faster, I do things faster.....
So I had to sensation last night. I fell asleep on the couch watching TV after I painted my nails and I woke up at 3 am to get up and go to bed. I couldnt find the remote to shut the TV off and finally I found it and the fast fwrd began. I tried to walk around and "walk it off" so to speak. But I start pacing and the sensation wasn't going anywhere. I usually run upstairs and wake my parents up and make them talk to me because other people talking usually takes the sensation away. Last night it lasted for a while longer than I expected. I talked to my parents and it remained. It produces a lot of anxiety and I get really really hot. Finally I calmed down and the sensation went away.
So I noticed that
- these always happen at night for me (because I always proceed to wake up who ever is sleeping)
- They feel like they last forever but its only minutes
- It always happens in the dark
- I always hear a ringing or tinnitis
- I feel weak and shakey after the sensation is over
I went to the emergency room once as well. But by the time I got there it was over and I was "normal". The nurses were more worried if I had suicidal thoughts. Which I do not.
I had CT scans, brain wave scans etc. They all showed to be normal because theres nothing physically wrong with my brain. My parents and I started calling them seizures but I am fully aware of my surroundings, I am conscious and I do not convulse.
I've had just under 10 fast forward moments starting from when I was around 15 years old. I'm 20 now, and I just had one last night.
I thought it was an obsession/anxiety issue because I always remember a thought in my head that I say over and over and then it begins to feel like I'm saying it faster and faster because of the sensation. But if I had anxiety issues I would be dealing with them every day, and I don't.
Lastly (if it counts for anything) I've had multiple ear infections growing up and have had tubes multiple times. When I was around 16 I had a tympanotomy. To this day I feel fluctuations of my ear drum and the pressures that surround it constantly. And I may still have hearing deficits.
I always feel like I'm losing my mind when it happens! And I always make sure to find some one to talk to that moment to calm me down because I get really anxious and freak out. I feel if I don't find some one, it wil never stop. So thats my method of making it stop (if it even does anything)
I was wondering if any of you guys have tips on making it stop?
Yay!! I'm so glad my dad found this!