Hello, I'm new to this forum and I'm hoping someone could shed a little light on what is going on with my wife.
She has these strange blackout periods where she literally just stares off into space in a sort of daze. I can be right in front of her yelling her name to her and she won't budge. This can usually last anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes or even longer.
When she finally comes out of it, she has no recollection of what happened. She says it's like she loses sense of time. She had an episode tonight while she was watching TV. I was in the kitchen cleaning and I looked out at her and she was just staring at the ground. She finally came out of it after I shook her a few times. She said she must of been out for a while because she said she was watching a show and then it was just over and the next show was on instantly to her.
We went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago because she has been having very bad migraines lately and she has some depression issues as well. The doctor prescribed topomax for her migraines and cymbolta for her anxiety and depression. The cymbolta was making her sick so they switched her to lexapro and that is a little better. At the time I didn't know about these episodes she had been having. She just told me that she loses sense of time and that is all we told the doctor. It wasn't until I actually saw an episode recently this week did I realize that it seems to be much more serious.
I'm very concerned and we are going back to the doctor in a few days to better explain her episodes. Hopefully they will take this seriously and diagnose her properly.
Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated. Thanks for your time.