I’m sorry to report that I have Phantom Cell Phone Syndrome. It’s a disorder that affects three out of every 10 cell phone users. The symptoms are commonly subtle, but usually disturb regular daily activities. If you have any of the following symptoms, consult your cell phone related health care specialist.
- Vibrating sensation near any pocket where a cell phone can be stored when no cell phone is present.
- Hearing perceived “ringing sounds” when cell phone is not present or when no calls have been received. (This symptom is often reported as occuring when listening to music)
- Compulsive need to check for missed calls or text messages.
- Disturbances in sleep patterns due to “phantom phone calls” or calls that do not occur.
- Perceived vibrating noises on desktops, in drawers, on tables, or other hard surfaces for no apparent reason.
- Feelings of anxiety or depression when separated from your cell phone.
Boston University researchers found that people separated from their cell phones for two days showed signs of withdrawal.
PCPS is real. If you or someone you love is affected by PCPS, please get help.
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Disclaimer: PCPS is not proven to exist. The statistics and symptoms in this article are experienced by the author and no other known individuals and have not been evaluated by the FDA, AAA, or AA. DO NOT DIAL 1-800-GOT-PCPS it is not a real hotline for PCPS sufferers. Please respond with a comment if you can relate or have experienced similar symptoms. Am I the only one this happens to? All offers void where prohibited by law.