Bizarre perception change

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hellothere87
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   Posted 8/28/2015 7:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I wasn't sure where to post this. This isn't relating to headaches but more to my brain I think. Ever since I was a little girl (I'm now in my 20's), I have had these episodes where my perception of the world would suddenly change. I don't know if i am going to describe this well. Everything I could hear would suddenly be louder, and very fast. And everything I could see and all of my movements would look and feel very fast. I would ask my family if I was talking/moving slowly because I tried to, and they would say that I was moving slowly. But I would still perceive it as though I was sprinting as fast as I could. Also, everything around me would appear as though it was all 20 feet away despite being right in front of my face.
Also when this starts I can feel it happening. As if I'm slipping into it.
This happened a lot at night before bed. Now it does't happen too often and I can sort of control it. But I have NO idea what it could be. I did suffer from depression and anxiety attacks for years but my panic attacks were not like this.
Does anyone else experience this? Know what could be happening? I used to think it was common...now I know it isn't. haha
Thank you!

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 9/1/2015 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I suggest seeing a pyschiatrist, sounds like dissociation..
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jules850
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   Posted 9/14/2015 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
hello, hellothere87, I just wanted to say I experience something similar and have actually seen psychiatrists. Although they did at first suggest symptoms of disassociation they then came to the conclusion that it wasn't that and say I should just explore it...Spoke to my neurologists and they say the same. I think it may be changes in perception...spirituality?
Doors opened by the change in the brain chemistry workings caused by migraine?? My weirdness got worse as mine became chronic and are now virtually 24 hours a day...
Glad it's not just me ;)
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