New to these forums, hopefully someone can help me figure out what to call my "issue" (in quotes because I actually enjoy this) is and I can return the favor to someone else on here. Anyway, ever since I was young I had these episodes that I would call "Fast Attacks." They always occur when I am going to sleep, though I don't have to be tired at the time. It seems that repetitive noises trigger them. The episodes consist of one key aspect: my perception of time passing is sped up at least 2 times, often more. This isn't just the simple case of time appearing to move quicker as you're keeping yourself busy - I will look at a clock, digital or analog, and watch the seconds tick by at an incredible rate. Everything is also moving that much faster as well. While I'm aware of the drastic speedup of time, my reactions also keep up. I had an episode two nights ago, and decided to try and play a video game, Gran Turismo 5, to see if my reactions really were keeping up. I took the Red Bull X2010 against the computer on Daytona Superspeedway. That meant racing at nearly 300 MPH in a tight group. I ended up winning by .004 seconds. The entire thing played out like it was in fast forward, and after the race my episode was over. Oh, while these episodes happen I do feel a weird pressure, though it isn't unpleasant. Anything that makes noise kind of sounds like it's yelling at me, but not quite. It's weird to describe.
I mentioned this to my girlfriend, who recently earned a Bachelor's in Psychology . Her initial reaction was "it sounds like you're high!" ...But she did get serious and said it may be a reaction to overstimulation. I'm a programmer at work, and it's true that I do take in a lot of information throughout the day, solving problems and learning new computer languages. Is that what it could be? Or is it just my brain getting itself high naturally or something crazy like that? Thanks for reading my post. Oh and no I am not under the influence of anything when these occur.