People are realising they all suffer from a weird condition called tachysensia
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Tonnes of people are realising they suffer from a very bizarre condition called tachysensia.
If you've never heard of it, you're not alone, there are loads out there who have experienced it at one time or another and never been able to put a name to it.
The bizarre condition makes it appear as though time is going at two or three times the normal speed.
You could be sitting in the office having a perfectly normal conversation with someone and then suddenly it feels like you've done about 12 lines of the finest Colombian marching powder.
Every word you say or hear is at two or three times the speed and even your own body movements feel out of your control.
The sensation can last up to 20 minutes, and as someone who has experienced it, it can really trip you out.
Explaining the strange condition, Psychology Today said: "A 'fast-feeling' episode of tachysensia may last anywhere from two to 20 minutes.
"During this time, body movements seem to speed up anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times their normal pace, creating that trademark 'fast feeling'.
"Sounds may also be amplified, often to a physically painful degree."
But what's the cause of them? Well, no one really knows for sure.
It has been linked to a condition called 'Alice in Wonderland Syndrome' (AIWS), which is a rare neurological disorder that distorts how someone perceives time and sound.
And while the actual root remains fairly elusive, tachysensia has been linked to changes in a person's body temperature, levels of anxiety or fear, and even post-traumatic stress disorder.
So as you can imagine, with pretty little out there in terms of info on the condition, many have been unable to put a name to it for so long.
Rather than actually look it up on Google, like we do with everything else we're not sure about, we've accepted the occasional and uninvited jolt as a fact of life.
But it looks like lots of people have finally been looking for answers and are realising what the hell is going on.
Taking to Twitter to share their surprise and utter relief, one person said: "After not feeling for YEARS, it came back tonight and I finally googled what is wrong with me. Used to hit me a lot in my teens but gradually stopped after I completed high school.
"It's called TACHYSENSIA, anyone in the same club with me?"
Another commented: "All these years I thought it was just me tripping out, but apparently tachysensia is a real thing that everyone experiences."
"Finally," shrieked a third. "All my life I suffered from random bursts of 'time distortion' where everything speeds up and I feel super uncomfortable in ways I can't explain.
"I finally found a medical terminology for it and I have never done that before: tachysensia."
While someone else added: "I finally found a word for what usually happens to me: tachysensia."
So there you have it.