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09 Mar 2014, 3:45 pm

The other morning when I woke up.

For about 5 minutes I couldn't remember where I was or what I did for a job.

My mind was completely blank and I really had to struggle to remember.

For a while now, I struggle to remember where I live when I first wake up and sometimes I'm disorientated and I think I'm in another part of town, but the other morning was the worst case yet.

Does anyone else get this?


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09 Mar 2014, 3:56 pm

I used to get that a lot. It never lasted as long as five minutes though. Maybe thirty seconds or so.

The disorientation used to be really bad for me when I moved a lot. I would sometimes wake up and have no idea where I was, and have a complete panic attack before I could work it out. I still get it a little bit, but nowhere near as much since I have been in the same place for a long time.

I've had moments where I have looked across at my husband, and just for a few seconds I have absolutely no idea who he is. I always figured it was just the brain taking a while for everything to plug in. :?



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09 Mar 2014, 4:19 pm

When I was young I used to forget where I was when I'd wake up at a friends house, or when I would go on vacation. I'd get a little panicky, and then I'd remember in five or ten seconds.



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09 Mar 2014, 4:24 pm

I'm hoping that, that's all it is.

For a good few years now, I never know what time of year it is. Like I'll forget that Christmas has been, and I expect it to come around in about April and it takes me ages to remember. I do know that I have a certain amount of brain damage because of things from the past.

Anyway, thanks for responding, you've put my mind at ease a bit.

I'll keep a check on it though.


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09 Mar 2014, 7:46 pm

No idea what it could be, but I think you should definetely consulting, and fast...



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09 Mar 2014, 9:33 pm

regular memory lapses are something that needs to be brought up sooner rather than later, with one's medical provider.



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18 Mar 2014, 3:39 am

on any medications,babybird?
these can often cause memory issues.


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18 Mar 2014, 7:29 am

KingdomOfRats wrote:
on any medications,babybird?
these can often cause memory issues.


Yes I take mirtazapine at night an Equasym in the day.

It hasn't happened since I made this thread, strangely enough.


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28 Mar 2014, 5:25 am

babybird wrote:
KingdomOfRats wrote:
on any medications,babybird?
these can often cause memory issues.


Yes I take mirtazapine at night an Equasym in the day.

It hasn't happened since I made this thread, strangely enough.

That's because it can be controlled by third parties.



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28 Mar 2014, 11:15 am

Erwin wrote:
babybird wrote:
KingdomOfRats wrote:
on any medications,babybird?
these can often cause memory issues.


Yes I take mirtazapine at night an Equasym in the day.

It hasn't happened since I made this thread, strangely enough.

That's because it can be controlled by third parties.

especially if those third parties are good at distraction and overloading people with novelty.



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06 Apr 2014, 2:18 am

I have something similar happen since I moved into a house next to a freeway. I wake up and think it's 1999 and I'm living with my parents, and my first reaction is "I need to warn everyone about 9/11!" Then I realize it's the current year and I'm living on my own. I know it can be scary.

Do you live in a highly polluted area? That can affect neurological function. I know since I moved next to a freeway I've had problems with neurological function and memory.



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06 Apr 2014, 2:39 am

BatterysRevenge wrote:
I have something similar happen since I moved into a house next to a freeway. I wake up and think it's 1999 and I'm living with my parents, and my first reaction is "I need to warn everyone about 9/11!" Then I realize it's the current year and I'm living on my own. I know it can be scary.

Do you live in a highly polluted area? That can affect neurological function. I know since I moved next to a freeway I've had problems with neurological function and memory.

they say that it is not so scary to lose one's keys, but it is a lot more scary when one is no longer aware of the importance of said keys.



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11 Apr 2014, 5:09 am

I forgot all about this thread. :lol:


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11 Apr 2014, 3:08 pm

This can happen, especially due to severe stress. I once lost huge parts of my memory for several months due to severe depression. After several months I regained my memories again, but this happened very slowly.


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13 Apr 2014, 4:18 am

^^I saw a similar thing happen to a woman on a documentary. It was really devastating for her family because she didn't even recognise them.^^


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