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Blanked out - Memory Loss

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 30, 2009
  • 07:20 PM

Hello, I'm an 18 year old male, just starting out college. Today, I was walking with my friend, and she asks me why I said a statement. Unfortunately I had no idea what she was talking about. Apparently, I said something a few minutes prior. I remember walking down the stairs of the library, talking about a guy writing Chinese. Then supposedly, I said, "I am happiest in my dorm." (which is completely false and absurdly random). Then immediately, I started talking about my backpack (which i remember). So... I ended up losing 10 - 15 seconds of my life, not recalling any of it.

Now normally, I would probably ignore something like this, but after my friend pointed this out, I remembered another instance of spacing out. It was last Monday, and I was watching The Hangover with some friends. The following day, something popped up in a conversation and they ended up asking me if "The Hangover really was my first R - rated movie." I said no and was quite confused. Then they brought up that I said something to the effect of "Yay! My first R - rated movie" right before the movie started. I have absolutely no recollection of saying anything like that whatsoever. Again, I lost a piece of my life.

The question is why? For some reason, I forgot two unrelated events. When I pursued the topic of memory loss later with my friends (different ones in the movie/library), they told me I was acting completely normal, and it was definitely not a prank. They were certain I said those things.

I am completely healthy for the most part. Although, I was drinking Friday night, but the second memory lapse occurred on Sunday afternoon, and the first was before it. I never drank before that. I don't take any medications or drugs. I don't smoke and I'm relatively fit. And most of my classes haven't given any homework so I'm not stressed out. I don't think I'm exposed to toxins, my diet hasn't changed, etc.

Anyone have any idea what I may have? I'm going to go to a doctor later if I experience another episode. Just want some sort a heads up.

Thank you,

Adam

P.S. I'll answer any other questions. Just want this figured out.

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  • Hello, I'm an 18 year old male, just starting out college. Today, I was walking with my friend, and she asks me why I said a statement. Unfortunately I had no idea what she was talking about. Apparently, I said something a few minutes prior. I remember walking down the stairs of the library, talking about a guy writing Chinese. Then supposedly, I said, "I am happiest in my dorm." (which is completely false and absurdly random). Then immediately, I started talking about my backpack (which i remember). So... I ended up losing 10 - 15 seconds of my life, not recalling any of it. Now normally, I would probably ignore something like this, but after my friend pointed this out, I remembered another instance of spacing out. It was last Monday, and I was watching The Hangover with some friends. The following day, something popped up in a conversation and they ended up asking me if "The Hangover really was my first R - rated movie." I said no and was quite confused. Then they brought up that I said something to the effect of "Yay! My first R - rated movie" right before the movie started. I have absolutely no recollection of saying anything like that whatsoever. Again, I lost a piece of my life.The question is why? For some reason, I forgot two unrelated events. When I pursued the topic of memory loss later with my friends (different ones in the movie/library), they told me I was acting completely normal, and it was definitely not a prank. They were certain I said those things. I am completely healthy for the most part. Although, I was drinking Friday night, but the second memory lapse occurred on Sunday afternoon, and the first was before it. I never drank before that. I don't take any medications or drugs. I don't smoke and I'm relatively fit. And most of my classes haven't given any homework so I'm not stressed out. I don't think I'm exposed to toxins, my diet hasn't changed, etc. Anyone have any idea what I may have? I'm going to go to a doctor later if I experience another episode. Just want some sort a heads up. Thank you, AdamP.S. I'll answer any other questions. Just want this figured out.Adam, You might want to get a CT scan of your head just to make sure you dont have anything serious going on. It could be from past trauma to your head or you might want to check to see if you have a family history of anything else.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 31, 2009
    • 04:18 AM
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  • I know this message is old but the same thing happened to me. i was at the post office and online with my package then next thing I know I am standing by the wall with someone elses package in my hand? I was also talking to myself apparently. I fear I was very tired and it was a form of 15 second sleepwalking?Hello, I'm an 18 year old male, just starting out college. Today, I was walking with my friend, and she asks me why I said a statement. Unfortunately I had no idea what she was talking about. Apparently, I said something a few minutes prior. I remember walking down the stairs of the library, talking about a guy writing Chinese. Then supposedly, I said, "I am happiest in my dorm." (which is completely false and absurdly random). Then immediately, I started talking about my backpack (which i remember). So... I ended up losing 10 - 15 seconds of my life, not recalling any of it. Now normally, I would probably ignore something like this, but after my friend pointed this out, I remembered another instance of spacing out. It was last Monday, and I was watching The Hangover with some friends. The following day, something popped up in a conversation and they ended up asking me if "The Hangover really was my first R - rated movie." I said no and was quite confused. Then they brought up that I said something to the effect of "Yay! My first R - rated movie" right before the movie started. I have absolutely no recollection of saying anything like that whatsoever. Again, I lost a piece of my life.The question is why? For some reason, I forgot two unrelated events. When I pursued the topic of memory loss later with my friends (different ones in the movie/library), they told me I was acting completely normal, and it was definitely not a prank. They were certain I said those things. I am completely healthy for the most part. Although, I was drinking Friday night, but the second memory lapse occurred on Sunday afternoon, and the first was before it. I never drank before that. I don't take any medications or drugs. I don't smoke and I'm relatively fit. And most of my classes haven't given any homework so I'm not stressed out. I don't think I'm exposed to toxins, my diet hasn't changed, etc. Anyone have any idea what I may have? I'm going to go to a doctor later if I experience another episode. Just want some sort a heads up. Thank you, AdamP.S. I'll answer any other questions. Just want this figured out.
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