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April 1st, 2010
I know exactly what you are talking about, I almost feel like a squirrel when they move frantically in fast burts, even though I knew I wasn''t actually doing that. I used to get this sometimes in my sleep aswell, and i''d wake up after a dream of what seemed like boulders crashing into me, with a horrible feeling like something had gone horribly wrong, real anxiety
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replied June 10th, 2011
Its crazy, i felt like this last night.. .and i have for a long time but i just overcame it and it ended up going away. Im 19 now and i thought maybe i should look it up.. last night i felt like my thoughts were going really fast as i layed in my bed on my laptop and i could hear myself thing very loud... and it seemed that was i was reading was coming in slow but in my head it was very fast and loud... it seemed like i was typing very slow but i knew it was normal
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replied April 10th, 2010
Looking up vertigo it does not include fast feelings so how would this have any thing to do with it? Also when I looked up Alice in wonderland syndrome it also says that you see things in different sizes. I highly dought these two things have any thing to do with what all of you are dicribing. I experience these things and have been led to the adrenals and the thyroid.
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replied April 14th, 2010
this "fast feeling" has happened to my 5 year old son twice in the past week. He wakes up in a terror holding his ears tightly, like that will make it stop. the feelings last for a couple minutes. the descriptions above are very very similar to what he describes at the time. has anyone had their child tested for epilepsy or other disorders? could this be a panic attack?
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replied November 9th, 2012
'fast feeling' not traced on EEG's
I used to get the fast feeling as a child. I would have been younger than 5 and my mother says I would get very distressed and be completely unable to describe the experience, other than to say 'I'm going fast'. She took me to see a neuroscientist at the time (I am now 42), and he could find nothing. I don't remember anything of those events. Then, at the age of around 14, the episodes started again. These I remember clearly, although I only had perhaps 6 or so over perhaps a few months and they didn't last much more than a minute. The thing I used to get with it, which no one else seems to have talked about, is nausea, and I would spend all my effort trying to 'slow things down' by moving slowly. This seemed to combat the nausea, or maybe just gave me something else to focus on rather than how fast everything felt and looked. My mother again took me for a series of tests, including EEG's and blood tests. At this point in my life, I also used to 'lose' chunks of time, sometimes longer than an hour, where I would have no memory recall at all of what had taken place in that last amount of time. The electrical brain scans, the blood tests, the (and there were a number of them), the ECG's and anything else they came up with all showed nothing. No traces of seizures, no mal petit, no glandular, hormonal, chemical, or physical changes were detected. Nothing seemed to be wrong with my physiology in any way, so they put it down to 'stress'. I myself don't ever think it was stress. I don't know what it was, I do know it was not life threatening or damaging, although as a child, it was clearly disturbing for me. As a teenager, it was just weird and I didn't like it.
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replied April 21st, 2010
fast feeling
I have had this ''fast feeling'' on and off my whole life, i just experienced it moments ago to be honest.. it is the same feeling i get when i have a temperature and have the same nightmare.. i still have this feeling when i wake up.
my brain feelings like its processing everything really fast and sounds seem louder. when typing for example it feels really fast and loud.
i can usually get rid of this feeling by getting up and walking around i seem to get it when concentrating on something for long periods of time a lot of the time when im on the computer.
i also just finished a red bull, so im wondering if its anxiety/stress/hypoglycaemic?

it''s weird that so many people have experienced this id love to know what it really is? hmmmm..
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replied June 5th, 2011
yes i get the exact same thing! ever since i was a kid. and when i had a reoccurring nightmare i would get the 'fast feeling' it really is horrible. i just got it before as well so thought i would google it. good to know im not the only one.
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replied June 5th, 2011
yes i get the exact same thing! ever since i was a kid. and when i had a reoccurring nightmare i would get the 'fast feeling' it really is horrible. i just got it before as well so thought i would google it. good to know im not the only one.
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replied April 21st, 2010
I also get this.

> Feels like everything is going fast, even when I purposely make slow movements. Even thoughts in my head seem to be going fast. But I know logically everything is going at a normal speed. It also gives me a kind of heightened sense of awareness to sounds and movements. If I get up and start moving around it usually dissipates faster than if I lie, or sit there and let it do it's thing.

> I've had it since I can remember. From a very young age. (I''m 25 now and I still get it).

> It happens infrequently, about 5 or 6 times a year maybe, sometimes more.

> It lasts no more than about 10 minutes, sometimes less.

> Personally I usually only get it when I''m alone and it happens mostly at night or early morning. A lot of the time in bed or whilst sitting down.

> It''s very difficult to explain to someone, so I''ve never tried. It doesn''t bother me to much, so I''ve never sought medical help. The original poster explains it quite well. I felt like if I tried to explain it to someone there is no way they would be able to understand what it was like unless they had experienced it them selves.

> Sometimes when it's happening I get a strange feeling of impending doom, as if (sounds very odd) I can feel my own mortality, or as if something very serious or bad is going to happen, but I have no idea what that bad thing is specifically and it doesn't seem to matter what it actually is. But I'm not worried and there is no feeling of panic or anxiety. Sometimes in fact, I quite like the feeling in a similar way that you can sometimes enjoy a melancholy like feeling.

I always got the feeling it was probably quite a rare thing and I'm surprised at myself for only just thinking about looking it up on the net (after having another episode last night). I wasn''t really sure what to search for to find it. It''s very very strange.

I'm quite a calm and relaxed person, I don't panic or over react easily. But I could imagine a child who was more prone to being worried about things would find this feeling very scary. It used to scare me a little bit as a child, but it's just something I'm used to getting now.

Every time I get one now, I'm straight away trying to take in everything about what it feels like and whats happening so I can explain it, but even then it's difficult to explain.

I've looked up the suggested diagnosis's. Alice in Wonderland syndrome, Vertigo and Temporal lobe epilepsy. And what I get doesn't sound like any of these things.

Thank you for your replies.
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replied April 23rd, 2010
Me Too.
Well add me to this list. I''m so happy to find that other people have experienced this as well. I always thought I was the only one because my family and doctors really didn''t understand the things I was experiencing. The very first post describes exactly how I feel. I don''t get the feeling much anymore...maybe once a year if that. I''m a 32 year old male. As a child, I use to get them alot more. I remember the first time....maybe 6 years old, it was at night and I had a panic attack an ran into my parent room and looked for my Mom to help me out. She held me and rocked me until the feeling went away. Ususally it lasts about 30 mins to and hour...sometimes longer. I''ve noticed through the years it would happen mostly at night especially if I didn''t get much sleep or was staying up late over at a friends house or something like that. Now when I get them, I almost enjoy the feeling....not like cool I''m stoned, but more like trying to figure out whats going on with my mind. Playing with and/or testing it out..sort of speak. I also get the chatter and noises are enhanced...its almost like a superhuman power that I''m trying to harness. That''s why I enjoy it each time I get it now.

I''m so happy I found this posting...Good luck all.
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replied April 25th, 2010
Why doesnt somebody print this out and bring it into their doctor?

I get this same feeling a few times a year (I''m a 19 year old male). Every single post here describes it perfectly, including the "dot-lines" that I see and the panic attacks when smoking weed (That''s why I stopped as well). I also enjoy this unknown feeling because I am trying to figure out what my brain/body is doing. But I do not enjoy the panic attacks/paranoia after smoking.

I really just want to know what this condition is called...
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replied April 29th, 2010
Me too!
I get this too, i had never thought of describing it in a visual way but more of an audio feeling. Like everything is louder and seems as if it is urgent or shouting at me. Very hostile sounding. Even the sound of the wind or my breathing. I feel like things are fast but also slow at the same time. I used to get it when i was younger and had a temperature.. But now i am getting these sensations a lot more regularly. I tried to describe it to my doctor and he enterpretted it as anxiety.. but i''m not convinced that that''s what it is. I have researched ''derealisation'' but i can''t fully relate to its symptoms. I''m 16 female and really really want to diagnose this, why doesn''t this sensation have a name?!
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replied April 30th, 2010
Fast Feeling and panic
Add another one to the list. I am so relieved to read that I am not the only one. I am 35 year old male and I have had this since early childhood. When I was young, it made me panic. Especially when it would happen at school. Now, I just want to be left alone, when it is happening. I really hate the sensation and it always makes me panic a bit. I worry about it being some serious mental condition which will end up killing me. I know that it is a strange thought to have, but I always get that thought during an episode. Odd.

I tried explaining it a few times and nobody can understand. So, I stopped explaining it. I had an episode today at work and decided to look it up. This thread is such a relief.

Honestly, I''d rather live with it than take medication. It would be nice to know the cause, though. Today, I stopped the episode by walking to the kitchen and drinking a few cups of water. That is the first time which I can remember, where I was able to stop the episode. I will try this again, next time.
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replied May 4th, 2010
i love these forums ive had this happen to me soooo much thoughout my life at leats once a year i always thought it was some sort of brain thing like a dejavu sort of thing....everything is fsat around me and i cant control it and quiet sounds especially when im laying in bed seem so loud and fast it still scares me i actually used to like it when i was young but now that im 24 i get really scared like im having a stroke but im so glad other people have had the exact same symtoms...also after reading these comments it seems our age is average in the 20 somethings which kinda makes me think that our generation has been exposed to something that makes our brains malfuntion momentarilly...or maybe its a remote trigger..like mind controll...who knows anything is possible...but alll i know is that this happens to other people so its worth invvestigating dont you think?
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replied May 7th, 2010
i really didnt think id find anything on here that described the feeling so well. im glad its not just me, i was worried there was something wrong with me, i get that feeling a few times a year, i totally agree with the guy about the weed, i get a similar feeling on that too, i dont smoke anymore, but definately think that could play a part,
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replied February 9th, 2012
It's not the weed.. I had these episodes when I was a kid, long before I started smoking. And honestly, since I've been smoking and am a little older (23) I haven't had nearly as many episodes.
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replied May 20th, 2010
i am quite sure these are simple partial seizures of the temporal lobe.
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replied May 25th, 2010
i dont know what it is.
It's happening to me right now and i feel like I'm going insane. It is very hard to type. i feel like everything i do is overly loud and fast even though i know its not. Ive had this since i was a child, once even sent home from class in the 1st grade because i was so scared i cried for hours when it wouldn't go away. It hasnt happened in a long time but i feel that this is the worst it has ever been. I can't get this one to stop. I'm sure it will eventually. Im glad im not the only one. I couldn't even go to loud events when i was a child do to the fact that it would set it off. Funny because now im a musician. wait, everything's starting to slow down. man thats weird...
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replied May 31st, 2010
I get this too, exactly as described in the first post. I can only remember it ever happening when I'm perfectly healthy, and I never seem to be overly stressed when it comes. I actually enjoy it when it happens. It's somewhat entertaining.
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replied June 2nd, 2010
I remember having these episodes when I was younger and trying to tell my parents what was wrong, but could never put it into words. I'm 19 and have been dealing with anxiety issues for almost a year. A few months ago I began having these episodes again, and they absolutely terrify me. I usually wind up forcing these episodes into anxiety attacks and after about 5 minutes of having the panic attack I calm down. I absolutely hate this feeling, and I'm afraid if this were to happen at the wrong place I could wind up hurting myself. All that goes through my mind when this happens is wanting to kill myself, so I can make it stop. I dont have suicidal tendencies, but when these episodes happen it's all I can think about. My therapist told me that the episodes could be some type of response to anxiety... Like a type of Derealization.
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replied June 4th, 2010
Words to the "indescribable feeling"! Thank You
I'm a 14 year old kid who experiences this of and on all the time. I have actually found it scary most of the time because it just felt abnormal but now its nice to know I'm not the only one. I have a feeling that its not vertigo because I don't get dizzy everything just starts moving fast. I never get nausea,or the feeling of being stationary by it either. I never knew how to describe it until I saw "a burst of adrenaline". I've never told my parents about it thinking that they might get scared. I've read how some of you get rid of the feeling (besides medications) like, watching t.v. or closing your eyes. When I close my eyes everything just races in my mind, and with t.v. the feeling is just weird and indescribable. To some up my feelings that might vary from yours: I feel like I'm moving fast, everything else seems to be moving fast, breathing and heartbeats feel faster but stay the same (weird right?). There are other feelings that vary from time to time with me if I think of another one I'll come back to this and let you all know. Also the time laps varies from short, like 1 min, to a seemingly long 3 mins. (I just had one of the longer ones)
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replied June 6th, 2010
Woah, someone should show this post to a pre Ph.D. psychiatrist or doctor, good study for them and no one seems to have conclusive knowledge of it. everyone are young adults, around 17-25. had it since they can remember, and describe the same symptoms (I'm exactly the same)
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replied June 10th, 2010
Finally! I thought I was crazy but I used to get the speed attacks as a child. Once in awhile out of nowhere everything would slow down in my mind and everything around me would speed up. I remember walking through my kitchen to watch TV with my brother and father and all of a sudden I was walking in slow motion but I could hear my brother talking with my dad in warp speed. Their hand movements and bodies were moving so fast and when I would talk it would sound super fast to me but everything else was slow motion. It used to freak me out. Would happen every 6 months or so. I am now 27 and haven't had an episode in years. Vertigo.....so strange. I feel great knowing I wasn't the only one because when you try to explain these symptoms to friends and family they don't understand and think your nuts!
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replied June 10th, 2010
Finally! I thought I was crazy but I used to get the speed attacks as a child. Once in awhile out of nowhere everything would slow down in my mind and everything around me would speed up. I remember walking through my kitchen to watch TV with my brother and father and all of a sudden I was walking in slow motion but I could hear my brother talking with my dad in warp speed. Their hand movements and bodies were moving so fast and when I would talk it would sound super fast to me but everything else was slow motion. It used to freak me out. Would happen every 6 months or so. I am now 27 and haven't had an episode in years. Vertigo.....so strange. I feel great knowing I wasn't the only one because when you try to explain these symptoms to friends and family they don't understand and think your nuts!
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replied June 14th, 2010
've been trying to describe this to my family and friends for years!!!! It started when I was 7 or 8 years of age. I work up one evening with a terrible headache with no relief. The pain went on for the entire day. I was had some sort of flu. I was given meds by my family doctor. This medication (my mom thinks) was penicillin (to this day, its on my medical records that I am allergic to penicillin) and it made me hallucinate. I was seeing all sorts of things and this is when the "fast feelings" began. They occurred fairly frequently shortly after I got over that terrible flu. I began to experience them less frequently over the years. My last episode occurred in 2001, my senior year in college. I was 21 years old then, I just turned 30 yrs old this year, and I have not experienced the "fast feelings" since 2001. I have just bookmarked this site as proof that I was not crazy!! Thanks for the original post!!
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