Transient Global Amnesia

Posted by miker45840 @miker45840, Apr 23, 2012

Anyone have any experience with Transient Global Amnesia?

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I am looking for anyone who has experienced this. I was diagnosed with this a while ago and have gotten no help from my doctors. it has gotten worse and starting to really worry me.

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@miker45840

I am looking for anyone who has experienced this. I was diagnosed with this a while ago and have gotten no help from my doctors. it has gotten worse and starting to really worry me.

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Hi Mike

I know what transient global amnesia is, I don’t have it tho.

How often is it happening and for how long is an episode?

LizKat

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@miker45840

I am looking for anyone who has experienced this. I was diagnosed with this a while ago and have gotten no help from my doctors. it has gotten worse and starting to really worry me.

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What is that. Never heard of that.

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I am looking for anyone who has experienced this. I was diagnosed with this a while ago and have gotten no help from my doctors. it has gotten worse and starting to really worry me.

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I have been having episodes maybe 2 times a week on the average. I can lose the memory of anywhere from an hour of time up to 10 or 12 hours. I have had scans and all types of test done. No answers or explaination yet. it actually gets kind of scarry at times.

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@miker45840

I am looking for anyone who has experienced this. I was diagnosed with this a while ago and have gotten no help from my doctors. it has gotten worse and starting to really worry me.

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Hi Mike
I imagine it is very scary. I had severe short term memory loss after I OD’ed and it felt awful. People would tell me about something that happened that morning and wouldn’t even have an inkling. It was like the memory was just cut out of my brain.
Have you seen a therapist about this? Have you ruled out dissociation?
LizKat

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@miker45840

I am looking for anyone who has experienced this. I was diagnosed with this a while ago and have gotten no help from my doctors. it has gotten worse and starting to really worry me.

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China. It is basically a loss of memory from recent past such as an event the day before. I usually don’t know it has happen till someone mentions something that happen or something I did (most of the time in the last 24 hours) and I will have no memory of it. The docs have not come up with a solution yet, so I have just been dealing with it.

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Dear Miker45840 -
There is some information available on Mayo Clinic’s website:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/transient-global-amnesia/DS01022

Also if you are interested in speaking to a Mayo Clinic physician in MN, AZ, or FL please click on the “Request An Appointment” button on the upper right hand corner of your screen.

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@miker45840
Hello Mike,
Does your memory eventually return?
I have amnesia issues also.
Mainly retrograde amnesia from seizures.
At 15 I was in a coma from severe seizure activity and when I woke up all memories were gone. They never returned. That was 54 years ago. I have very few memories of my life. My family and friends were my memory until virtually all of them died. I remember being in a store and next I was in a police car being taken home. I suppose I called them and reported my car stolen, who knows. As we pull up to my house there sat my car. I have no idea how I got to the store.
So I was just curious if your memories ever return. I don’t think there’s any treatment for TGA unless the underlying cause can be identified.
Yes, I agree, it can be a frightening experience.
I hope your issues are resolved,
Jake

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