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My brains has these fast motion periods where everything around me is going in fast motion what is it?

I'm 14 years old and I have these periods where my brain starts to race and it feels like everything is going in fast motion. When I talk, somebody is talking, music is playing or when I walk it feels like everything is going in fast motion like everything is being extremely rushed.It happens at least once every 2 weeks but i've had it twice this week . This only happened to me about 2 times in the past year but also I get these patterns of noises in my head when I'm lying in bed and it keeps me from sleeping.I just wanted to know what it was because I honestly am scared and my mother laughs at me when i try to tell her that something is wrong and it frustrates me
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Derealalization is the word. Like the world is going at 1,000 mph and you are going at only 1 mph. Been there and done that. Can be daunting at times. But there is no cure, as such, for it. It just vanishes in time. I think the more I got used to my condition the less it happened. Can't say much about the noises in your head. Unless you are hearing your pulse / heart. Can happen when lying down. Bumping noises. May be way off the mark. Only you know the answer to that one.
a symptom of depression.
It might be mania, a symptom of bipolar disorder.
Just so we don't frighten anyone, the mania of true bipolar is a much more involved state of being than a moment here and there where thoughts seem to be racing.  Everything is worth checking out, but don't get scared out there if sometimes things are different than at other times for a brief moment in time.
Bumping noises way off make what
thank you for finally putting a name to what I have been feeling off & on for years!
im 14 years old and it happens to me often im in class and is just happened about 20 minutes ago and im happy im not the only one because i thought i was. ( my mom laughs when i tell her)
Ugh, I'm sorry your mom laughs.  Do you have other symptoms of anxiety?
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Make sure that you are not having a lot of caffeine.  My brain gets "funky" when I used to have too much.  I know you are only 14...most likely don't drink coffee..(?) but try to drink caffeine free pop and don't do the "energy drinks".  Good Luck
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I know this post is from a few years ago, but im REALLY hoping you will respond to this. you are the only other person I know who has accurately described that horrible "rushed" feeling that ive experienced. I wanted to cry when I read this post because I seriously couldnt find ANYTHING online about what I was going through and thought I was going crazy. Do you still have those experiences, and have you found a way to alleviate the symptoms?
I have the same symptoms and right now I get them every morning.  I think it has something to do with your stress level cause I've had major testing for the past two weeks.  They started when my parents got divorced.
Yes I felt the same way when I read this! All I could find was about racing thoughts but this isnt that. The world seems to be speeding by, the fan is spinning faster, noises are faster, it feels like my body is moving faster but I recorded myself during it and I am talking very slow....so weird! I had them as a teenager almost daily in the evenings but they stopped for over 10 years. Now after my husband passed away they have started again.  Maybe only once a month tho so that's good. I am thinking stress...
I have had the same thing happening to me since I was very young. It started out as night terrors that would have me running or fast walking from my 2nd floor room to the basement and back. As I grew up the night terrors went away but this “going fast” thing would happen to me. I am 38 now and I still get one or two episodes a year. I have found they mostly happen when I’m tired or have had significantly less sleep than my body is used to for a while.  
I still have no idea how to stop it or slow it down.
I hope this fades as you get older.
I had the same thing when I was younger, thought it no longer effects me. As far as I know. I am currently 26y/o, the symptoms tapered down from age around 8 to 18(Cant remember when it started nor ended so the ages are rough estimates from my very.. very.. poor memory. And it might have happened once or twice since then too but not in the last year). It would usually trigger when I felt rushed or stressed too. I recon its an unintended effect from hormones or something released during those times which does something to something that isn't functioning as intended. Doctors thought it might be epilepsy or something, but after a bunch of testing it ended without a diagnosis, alas. Also if anyone reads this and you are suffering from similar symptoms. I found that videos are not affected by it for some reason, might have something to do with limited framerates and our perception of it.*shrug*
Yes! I have been having these episodes for years but more frequently and intense in the last few months. I also find that my body, particularly my shoulders and arms, feel really heavy and hard to move. I have been getting a lot more nmigraines recently so, I wondered if these episodes were linked to them in some way.
I’ve had this same feeling, again I’ve had it since I was 12 and I was so scared to tell my parents because I didn’t know how to describe it. I would usually get it in the morning where everything is so fast, combing my hair, ironing my clothes I feel as if I’m doing it at x speed, when I walk I’m walking so so fast like I’m in a hurry and I can’t stop it. My thoughts are fast my speech. I once had it in a maths exam and I couldn’t control it. I am 20 and I still get them but not regular. Glad I’m not the only one
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I have exactly the same symptoms. Im 27 years old and ive had them since I was 3. They get worse and longer every time! Ive tried to explain this to other people before, but nobody seems to understand.
I think one just has to live with it. It only happens when you are still and not doing much or under alot of stress...
I would be glad to comment on it when ever you like.
i get them all the time to. I have just recently had one 3 hours ago. I had to go somewhere quiet and just laid on the floor and closed my eyes. focusing on my own breathing scares me, so i usually put in headphones and listen to my favorite song, Somewhere only we know. I hope this helps anyone. it is a great song and I really recommend it to anyone who has the same problem. It has a very calm beat to it.
I am currently having one and it feels like I'm having a heart attack its scares me and I do drink caffeine but I think its alot of stress I've been dealing with money and relationship wise and I found reading outloud stops it reading these comments stopped it from continuing it could be from overthinking .
I got this rush multiple times before I moved away for college. I was super stressed about moving away from my family, friends, and especially my ex girlfriend now. My stress levels were through the ceiling and this would happen out of nowhere! I was also stressed because of my relationship problems and what would happen if I moved away and wouldn't be able to see my girlfriend anymore. I eventually moved away broke up with her and found peace in my new home. Glad I found something on this, I was worried.
I am 15 yrs old and I thought that I was the only person suffering that but now  I came to know that I am not the only one but ..But what is the exact reason behind it. Can anyone  help me out as I am appearing for boards also this year
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I had the same thing in my youth. I'm 29 now and can't remember the last time this happened to me. I guess they just went away for me. Good to see that I wasn't the only one!
I can relate with your response, mine just went away. I use to have it during my teenage till after i graduated from the University. I think it just went away or something. I use to think it's some sort of IQ thing. I think it disappears in time as it goes by.
I always love when things 'just go away'!  Lucky.  I'm not always that lucky. :>)
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I am 26 and I had these feelings a lot when I was a child. I tried to describe it to other people but they never understood. I got the same thing that I can only describe as fast-motion, where everything seems to be moving quicker and louder than I can process. The sounds are the worst because if you lie still and close your eyes, you can get rid of the fast motion. Trying to make silence is more difficult.
The reason I was searching for this was because these feeling have just started again over the last few weeks. They don't last long but it's so disorientating.
The other feeling I had was an heightened sense of touch where I imagined the feelings of rough and bumpy and it felt like my tongue was too big for my mouth.
I also got the voices in my head when I was a child at the same time, I don't get that anymore. They never made sense, they were just voices.
It's a shame there's no proper description of it.
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Hi Im 37 I got on the internet to try & find out whats been going on with me! I sleep with the TV on & I wake up & its like the TV is on fast forward & the people are moving really fast...I have never told anyone this not even my husband of 21 years Its just been going on like 6 months & it happens about every week or so....
This exactly happened to me last night it's the first time its ever happened to me I was so scared. Have you found out what it might be?
I had the issue too, but I too went to get adjusted and come to find out my C-1 ceric was out of adjustment. That is what you felt when you pressed under your ear. C-1 and C-2 could be out of wake. Also, I started to take Omaga 3. The strange part in this, I got really bad anxiety attacks along with this. I tell you this, our body tells us whats going on and sometimes, medical doctors cannot address the situation. It takes chyro-treatments or acupuncture. Hope that helps.
I had the issue too, but I too went to get adjusted and come to find out my C-1 ceric was out of adjustment. That is what you felt when you pressed under your ear. C-1 and C-2 could be out of wake. Also, I started to take Omaga 3. The strange part in this, I got really bad anxiety attacks along with this. I tell you this, our body tells us whats going on and sometimes, medical doctors cannot address the situation. It takes chyro-treatments or acupuncture. Hope that helps.
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It is scary indeed! I had it all of a sudden now while preparing some ingredients for dinner. And I try to do it in slow motion but somehow it's just looks fast to me. I tested my pulse rate it's normal within the range of 70-80.

My brain is seemingly confused ! I feel like It's not my brain at all connecting to my body. It's very scary to have this weird symptoms.

Never has it since the past few yrs. My first encounter was when I was sick down with a fever and I could see d fan is moving just on top of my head almost slashing me like those 3D's movies.

Then many yrs later I had been experiencing it however it's only once or twice in a year, I couldn't remember as they r not often. And again now after so long of not experiencing it.

However, I had my chiropractic adjustment done last 4 days and I was sneezing badly the very next day and my under jaw, forehead, eyes, back of my head hurts. It's like I have hurt my whole head with those sneezes. My ears are aching too. When I press onto the sides of my ears where the jaw bones are located, it hurts. And I could feel a few branches of nerves along these areas down to my neck, from the  back of the ears. And that also hurts. Did I hurt my nervous systems ? And causing my brain to receive wrong signals from my nerves?

So far never experience it before after all my chiro treatments for 3 months. I have had imbalances, dizziness, blurry vision, where the specialists couldn't help with giving me a correct diagnosis instead I felt improvements through chiropractic adjustments. Which I suppose it's related to the nervous system whereby my upper cervical spine has some subluxation on my c2. Where it's already rotated from the x ray.

Also I have a mild scoliosis seen from x ray too. With history of cervical spondylosis from c4-c6 level. Also remarks from x ray shows early lumbar spondylosis and a mildly rotated pelvic bone .

I'm only 28 this year which my chiropractor says it's not common though for a young person like me to have all these issues.
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I also had the same thing. The feeling that everything is going at high speed. I would get it when i would be standing still or sitting down . It would hit me suddenly. Where i felt it the most was when i would be walking. It felt like i was running instead of walking. It would only last for about 10-30 minutes at a time. Its been a long time since i had another episode. I used to get it as a child (around 8-10 years old). Im 38 now and i havent got it since. Its strange that there isnt any information on this, or a name for it.
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People have always told me that these were panic attacks, but my symptoms don't add up to those of a panic attack. For me it is pretty sudden, but i can feel them coming on right before hand. Everything starts moving in fast motion and even my thoughts are loud and sudden; almost as if in a scary movie or something. I know this is strange, but the thing that it reminds me most of is in the movie "Sixth Sense", when the boy see's the ghost of the woman in the kitchen who's wrists are cut and she yells "look at me! look what you've done!" Really weird, but the way she yells is kinda how the words in my mind sound. Also, when i look around, i feel like I'm moving in a panic-like motion, but I'm not panicking necessarily at all. I thought looking in the mirror to see that I'm fine would help, but when i do so even the moment of my eyes and look on my face feels weird. It is so hard to describe; nearly impossible. But you guys are describing it pretty well. There's like an element missing though that is indescribable; i wish i could have a doctor or my dad feel what I am feeling so they can understand. The first time i recall having this i was a child and had a fever and was delusional, so the attack was exemplified. I'm 22 now, and i hadn't had one in quite some time, like a matter of a few years, but recently since under a lot of stress and thinking a lot to myself, I've been having them often again. Mine only seem to last about 15minutes. Does anybody relate to what i'm saying? Or do i sound like a nut? When i try to describe it to someone in person I definitely feel like i look/sound like a nut. lol
I've had similar experiences, and attributed to my seizure disorder. It's no fun having your senses all discombobulated.    
This is litterally the exact  same  experience  I've been having except I'm 14 and I'm still worried about it ahah.. I remember when I was little having a really high fever and it being really  intense  but I was like 6-7 and I couldn't explain it to my mom but you litterally explained it perfectly. Thank you.
Your comment explains how I am feeling. It feels like a panic attack but it also doesn't. It is really hard to explain, my plus races, my ears feel like when they pop but also amplified sound, my hands shake, just overall panicky.
What have you done to deal with it?
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i have the same thing and i have found a way to get rid of it. go in a complete quite bathroom where there is no sound at all, get close to the mirror, and stare into your own eyes, be totally still, and count backwards from 10 very very slow, with slow deep inhale and exhale. it works for me 90% of the time, hope it helps, also, im 21 and have had this experience sense i was 6, and have trained my self to get rid of it this way.
Thanks so much for this I'll follow it :)
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We have a 7 year old who has recently said that she is experiencing times when she's moving slowly but her brain is moving really quickly, she is also experiencing the opposite when for no reason everything moves in slow motion.  Could this be stress?  I know she's only 7 but it happens.
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I have the same thing but i have never been able to eloquently describe it. My story is the same as the other commenters. I first got it when I was around 4 years old and it would freak me out. I would purposely try to slow down my movements to get it to stop. And then suddenly it would just go away as suddenly as it came. I kept having the episodes maybe 2 times a year until I was 10 and then it went away. It happened again in high school and once more this past year, I'm 23. Its not anything so severe but I would like to at least give it a name and know what is happening to me when i experience it.
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aw. this is what happening to me right now. im currently studying and everything goes fast. i feel like i am the flash. ****. what am i gonna do? this happens a lot when im studying and hitting some coffee
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I started getting these fast motion episodes at work about 10 years ago.  Felt really confused because I had no clue what was going on.  Haven't had them in a while now but now my 9 year old son felt that way today.  Is it hereditary?  I don't know if I should try explaining to him that I had it before and he might have it and there is nothing to worry about and it will pass.  He is sick, he has a fever and soar throat and I told him it might be from that.  Not sure what to tell him.
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I have an 8 year old daughter who over the past month has been having these "fast feelings" .  I feel so bad for her.  She crys.  She seems to get them when it is quiet, like going to bed, taking a shower, reading.  I try to tell her to sing out loud or go to a mirror and talk to herself.  It has worked.  I have never heard of this before.  I am glad to hear other kids, or adults have had these feellings too.  It's just what they have described, everything is moving fast when it's not.  She hates it and wants me to tell her doctor because she just wants it to go away.  I haven't said anything yet.  Just wondering has anyone found out what it is and what causes it?  or any advise to help it stop?

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Hmm, I experience the opposite.  For me it's in slow motion, except it's in my head.
It's not to common but it's kind of annoying and a little scary in how I can't explain it.
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I had the everything in fast forward thing going on when I was a kid also.  It started after a good friend of mine got hit by a car and I was going to visit him in hospital.  I probably had it 40 times in my early teens.  I did not have it again for 20 years but had one again a year or so ago.  I realize now it was a mini panic attack.  Interestingly when I had it recently I kind of rode it and did not fear it.  
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WOW. I cant believe this I get this as well. I was really thinking that I was the only person to get these. I have had them since I was a child and I used to get really upset and scared. But I am now 21 and just used to it. I don't get them all the time. It is usually at night and I feel like it seems to be after exercise but maybe not. I feel fine but my mind is just racing so fast and everything around me is going at crazy speeds. I have never worked out what is was nor a way to stop it from happening. So I always just let it happen and eventually pass. I am beginning to think it might be a bit of anxiety or just from being really tired, but I asked my parents if I was a stressed kid and they said not at all. :S so strange. haha glad im not the only one though
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Hello my name is Rosie, I am experiencing this right now. This is the first time this has happened to me in years. I have never found anyone else who experiences it and nobody I have told understands it. Does anyone know why or how it happens?
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when it first starting the fast mosion...ill be watching tv or driving or walking its like some one steped on the gas petle in my brain every thing started going real fast and I felt like I was going real slow when I was walking down hall I all was walk every day it felt like it was longer to go down that hall when I lay down my fan would be so loud and when I shut my eyes and here the fan it would sound like angry voices in my mind ...it started when I was 18 years old sometimes it would last 10 -30 mins  I think its stress cuz when I feel bad or sick it would last longer...to me it kinda feels like a spiderman sense every thing is super loud and inhants
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I'm 14 and I have had this fast motion thing in my head ever since I can remember! It happens to me only when I wake up in the morning every few months, and it takes about an hour for it to slow down back to normal... I am sooooo glad I'm not the only one!
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I got a anxeity and when for instined i watch tv or anywhere in the background it seems like everthing is moving why someone help me it is doing my head in i am 21 male
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