- May 10, 2020
i’m 18 right now, and i think i noticed that i started doing this when i was about 15 or 16This is a very interesting thread.
When I was a kid and well into my young twenties something that sounds similar to what people are describing would happen to me all the time. I'm 58 now and for a solid 30 years I haven't had the same exact problem...not even close to it.
Let me describe to see if this sounds about right.
I'm comfortable and always alone when this happens. Usually playing with toys or later building a model. I'm getting really into it and concentrating on it, getting more and more excited.
Next thing I know I'm standing up, throwing my hands around without even thinking about it. They go everywhere, fast, and my feet are moving. It sure as heck couldn't have looked like dancing. More like I was having some kind of seizure.
The whole time, I'm still thinking about whatever it was I was imagining as I did stuff....like a story is playing out in my head. Fast! And I THINK I might have made weird short noises but it wasn't words. A lot of repetitive woopwoopwoop, or bopbopbopbop, quietly.
Things that would bring me out of it were either that I'd just run down and lose my breath eventually, or a loud noise.
As long as no one caught me, it never really hurt anything. I did get caught a couple times and talk about being embarrassed! There was no way I could explain it and back then there was no way I ever found to control it....except I admit there must have been because I wouldn't ever do it around people. When something excited me too much I would just go into another room and do it.
I grew out of it. I can still feel myself getting excited about something and sometimes get a short, "Eureka!" type moment where I might stand up or throw a hand in the air. But nothing that would be considered "out there", like I used to do.
This has me wondering, what are the ages of people going through this?