Does anyone have problems with these sounds?
I've had panic attacks from thesee sounds for decades.
I hear a buzzer or a ringing sound, I may be the door or the telephone. I panic, my heart starts a rapid irregular beat, I sweat and generally panic/don't know what to do.
I've changed my phone ringtone to less threatening music.
I sometimes wake up instantly at night when I imagine a buzzer or ringing. I check, there is no one at the door! The phone has not rang!
Do others here have these problems.
Whilst I do not suffer from panic attacks when I hear those noises, I do experience a great deal of anxiety.
Neither do I imagine hearing those noises. I have enough problems dealing with the noises I can hear!
Years ago, I used to wake up in the middle of the night hearing a buzzer. I'm pretty sure it was my imagination or hallucination.
Not as serious as hearing voices
Years ago, I used to work in a call centre. There was a particular buzzing tone that would precede the start of every new incoming call - signalling I was just about to start talking to a new stranger. Thus, my social anxiety became negatively attached to that sound, whereby I'd dream of repeatedly hearing the buzzing tone over-and-over of a nighttime.
Never have I felt so much like one of Pavlov's dogs!
Robert123: do you actually recognise the sound at all - is it context-specific?
The sound at night was the traditional shrill sound of a doorbell.
I woke up in a panic, rapid breathing and heartbeat.