Height: 6' 1"
Duration 10-30 minutes
Just because I know some of these things can be caused by stress I do work in a call center where I speak to (at times) extremely angry and combative people and required to meet certain stats or face disciplinary action. I work on average 40 hour weeks 5 days a week at times I work an additional 2 hours of overtime on any given day. I would say my stress level is high right now considering our contract is up for negotiation and I might not have a job soon, I am living alone supporting myself financially, and attending online classes to complete my degree. I drink on occasion not nearly as much as I have in the past, occasionally smoke marijuana and I smoke a pack a day of cigarettes.
Since I was a child 10 or 11, I have had this reoccurring condition. When I was younger I recall the symptoms not being as intense. In the past two days I have had one instance each day however the symptoms seemed much more intense. The first time I was playing a video game by myself and it started. Today I woke up and was on my computer checking my email and it started. Usually when I am alone and concentrating on something such as reading, drawing, or playing video games it will start. The onset is very difficult to describe so I will do the best I can. Usually I will notice its happening by having the feeling that things around me are moving faster then normal. If I am watching a show on TV the people will begin to move noticeably faster and speak faster as well. My actions feel like they are sped up like I am power walking when in reality I am walking normal of not slower. Objects around me start to move faster as well. For example, while I was watching a reality TV show the two people talking move quicker and speak quicker. The only thing that does not seem to move faster is time itself.
Sounds during this time behave like someone turned up the volume. When I was walking into work this morning I heard what I think was a sprinkler running but it sounded like a waterfall. People talking almost sound like they are yelling but lack the stress in their voice that is normally present when someone is yelling. I work in a call center and when I walked into the office I was met with a verbal onslaught of voices. If multiple people are talking regardless of how loud they are talking or how close they are to me it is a complete jumble of voices at equal raised volume. Last night during a episode I checked my pulse by pressing my fingers against my neck and to the best of my ability it seemed to be at a normal steady pace. I have my lip pierced and normally will play with the ring in my lip and I recall playing with it non-stop at a rapid pace during the episode last night. However one thing I did find odd is in my head things are running at a normal pace. My thoughts don't seem to race and I even said to myself out loud last night "Slow down M****" and that seemed normal as well.
I googled my symptoms and found people posting about identical things and one mentioned a type of Vertigo. I looked up Vertigo and the wiki site I read didn't seem like it was what I was experiencing. It is relieving to know other people are going through what I am I never really talked about it before because I think people would just say I am doing drugs or that I am weird.
Help? I am scheduling an appointment with a psychiatrist but I am trying to find out anything I can to kinda put my mind at ease.
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