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I Have Had Amnesia

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    Periods of ...being Lost

    I never talk about it, but its from a brain injury I received from being kicked in the back of the head by a horse. I got epilepsy and the amnesia. Generally what happens is I'll be doing nothing out of the ordinary, so like going to class and suddenly I can't remember a) why I'm...
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    I Am Not Trying To Make Excuses - I Feel Embarrased For My Slow Brain

    i have forgotten things and people from my past ... especially after the car accident and collapse at school and when i had the seisurse/stroke after the rape it took ages for things to come back to me. i had trouble remembering things... its embarrassing. I feel like I am...
    IceEntice IceEntice 36-40, F Dec 21, 2012

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    NO Memory of Life Before 13

    NOT REALLY. I WAS HIT BY A CAR WHILE RIDING A MOPED SO MOST OF THE FEW MEMORIES I HAVE LEFT ARE LIKE LOOKING AT CLIPS FROM A MOVIE REEL. I HAVE NO MEMORY OF MY GRANDMOTHER AT ALL AND SHE DIED WHEN I WAS 10. I DON'T LET IT DISTRESS ME.
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    No Recall

    As far as I know, I cannot remember the amnesia, but only what people told me about some of the things I said & did while in the amnesiac state. The amnesia resulted from a TBI(traumatic brain injury). Since it was a robbery that produced a fractured skull with coma, I have...
    hendor6 hendor6 61-65, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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    Hey everyone. It's me again.

    So I'm still working on my story and i'm hoping it would be an inspiration to many people. I'm still very open to opinions though. Especially people with related issues. Amnesia, loneliness, frustration, cold marriages. Or people with really cool ideas. Anything. And everything...
    revieh revieh 18-21, F Jan 4

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    The Joys Of Amnesia.(sarcasm)

    A few months ago, I had a traumatic brain injury (TBI). When I woke up I couldn't remember anything, I tried to say something, but no sound came out. Turns out, I lost my hearing, memory, and voice. I could remember certain, random things, like what I wore two days before, but I...
    brendensaurus brendensaurus 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Strange Morning

    several years ago I woke up one morning behind the wheel of someone's car. I was in the parking lot of my apt complex, and the engine was running. I had no idea (and still don't,) whose car, where I went, (if anywhere,) and it kinda scared me. So I took off my shirt, and wiped...
    grouchyoldman grouchyoldman 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 19, 2008

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    Lapses Of Memory

    i have forgotten things and people from my past ... especially after the car accident and collapse at school and when i had the seisurse/stroke after the rape it took ages for things to come back to me. i had trouble remembering things... its embarrassing. I feel like I am...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2011

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    Story In Progress

    Hi Everyone. So this isn't exactly a story. I'm an author and i'm currently working on a book. it revolves around all this. I'll like, with your permission Of Course, to get to know your experiences and your storys. The pain ,struggles, good times, all of it. I want to really...
    revieh revieh 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Having Amnesia And Recovering

    Amnesia? I never dreamed that I would have it. I remember long ago seeing a movie about a manwho had amnesia and when doctors found him...he did not remember who he was or who he was married to.He met a woman and they fell in love and it was all so wonderful to have a new life...
    anotheroad anotheroad 61-65 6 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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    Wild Night Out

    had a crazy night out once, didnt know where i was, who i was, what i was meant to be doing it was crazy, too much alcohol and general craziness, woulnt mind it happening again though was good fun
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 9, 2008

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    To Live Without Memories Is Still Living

    I can never tell the whole story because, quite frankly, I do not know it. I am only sixteen, and I began to have trouble with my memory three years ago, in early 2009. It started off small.. Forgetting things as simple as assignments to things like memories of family vacations...
    TheNeonHero TheNeonHero 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2012

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    Something Like Amnesia

    I only lost like a week of memory when I was 17 years old or younger. The next days after it happened, I would wonder what I missed from those days. But the good thing was that it was during a summer camp, and now I think that most of it was irrelevant. LOL. But I do feel bad...
    brkfstburrito brkfstburrito 31-35, M Apr 4, 2012

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    Help????

    I went under the knife for a double kidney transplant which went fine but while they were doing that the monitor noted something or other that was irregular with my heart. What it really was, was neurological problems that were effecting my organs. They operated and got...
    kitkat111211 kitkat111211 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20, 2013

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    MY Live Through Suffring

    I AM A BERY GOOD GIRL WHO LOVES JOKES IT IS THAT I DONT HAVE ANY THING TO HELP MY SELF WITH I WISH I COULD ASK FOR SOME THING SO THAT I CAN HELP MY SELF TO GROW WITH MY FAMILY  SO HOW CAN YOU SEND IT I LIVE IN CAMEROON IN THE CITY YAOUNDE I WILL BE VERY GREAT FUL SEEN THOSE...
    FULI FULI 18-21 1 Response Jul 14, 2008

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    When I had lost most everything

    but my procedural memories my mind was dark, like a night sky. When I began to recover, a thought or image would streak across the darkness like a shooting star only to be lost again. I struggled to hold on to the memory but they vanished until they developed a stickiness and...
    meandthecat meandthecat 46-50 2 Responses Jan 30

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    I Am Not My Name, I Am Not My Affliction.

    My name is Ashi, and, as of this month, it has been four years since my memory began to fade off. 'Fading'... It's the only word I know that truly describes what's happened to my mind, because, unlike all the sad stories I've read or heard, my memory wasn't taken from me all at...
    AshiTheNeonHero AshiTheNeonHero 18-21, F Jul 30, 2013

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    Dissociative Amnesia

    August 1 2005 is a day I will never forget. It is the day I woke up to this night mare. I wondering along interstate 80, with no idea of who I was or where I was. I walked what seemed like for ever. I got tired and laid down on the side of the  road. A short time later a...
    Arjay2004 Arjay2004 36-40, M 7 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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    Memory Loss Due to Food Allergy

    I'm telling this story based on stories of other people that, fortunately, were with me to help me through this experience at the time. For obvious reasons, I do not remember most of the details from my own perspective. Before my Sophomore year of high school, I celebrated my...
    Ecanus Ecanus 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 3, 2008

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    Recovering From Anterograde And Retrograde Amnesia

    About 4 years ago, I was diagnosed with anterograde and retrograde amnesia. Approximately 8 years of my memory were completely erased. I have not been able to convince doctors that the amnesia was probably the result of a traumatic brain injury that I received in a bike wreck...
    Response Response 51-55, M Sep 18, 2013

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    Kids Understand More Then You Think.

    In the past 6 to 9 months (so Im told) I have suffered a stroke then amesia, I also have bipolar. I have to say I have great kids the look after me to make sure I don't fall or bust my head things like that. My daughter she is 14 was very upset at first thinging she lost her mom...
    miznori miznori 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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    Posted In "i Don't Know Who I Am" April 4th, 2012

    It was one week ago when I awakened from sleep in an unfamiliar room in a big, empty house. The television was on and also this small screen with a keyboard attached, sitting on the snack table beside my bed. There were two females on the screen who didn't look "real" yet somehow...
    Kayleigh0217 Kayleigh0217 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    Unlocking My Memory

    Until a few months ago, I was sure that my memory was continuous, going back to age 4 and perhaps slightly before that.  Recently the whole illusion came crashing down as I discovered hole after hole in my memory.  In every case where I've figured out what happened, it...
    zappythek zappythek 41-45, M 1 Response May 7, 2008

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    Looking For Amnesiacs Or Relatives Of Amnesiacs For Interview

    Hi everyone, I'm a student writing an article about amnesia. If you, a close friend, or a relative has suffered any form of amnesia and you would not mind sitting down for a little while to talk about your experiences, please message me. Thanks for your time!
    amnesiaproject amnesiaproject 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    Is This Really My Life Now?

    I apparently had a happy life. A good job (that I liked most of the time), an amazing relationship...I was finally "where I wanted to be." And then I was in a car wreck with my girlfriend. May 4, 2012. I may not really remember the events leading up to the accident, but I'll...
    acer307 acer307 26-30, T 2 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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    Amnesia Is Real

    Up until I experienced amnesia personally, I always thought it to be fake. Last year I started to lose my balance and would fall hard. I couldn't park my car straight. I didn't make much of it. Then one day I was told by my neighbors that they saw me acting erratically and...
    vbprogrammer vbprogrammer 51-55 Dec 23, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I am diagnosed with bipolar disorder, general anxiety, and PTSD. I was referred to ECT last winter upon realization of my sincere suicidal intent and underwent a series of 23...
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    I have had a scare with the thought of cancer. I had a very large thyroid, with small tumors on the left side. I went for a biopsy and the doctor called me a week later to tell me...
    kristy31415 kristy31415 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have had a grand total of 13 concussions. I believe it has taken a toll on me. Mostly in the form of terrible headaches. Also, I'm not sure if it's related, some muscle twitches...
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I have had sleep paralysis since I was a teen, I have found it helps to sleep only on my sides. This was suggested by a Buddhist nun who said sleeping on my back left me open to...
    xgingerx1974 xgingerx1974 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Have Had Way Too Many Surgeies
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I have had eczma all my life and lately it is so bad that I don't go out in public because I don't want people to look at me, the only thing that clears it away is prednisone which...
    nikita80501 nikita80501 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    .. I have been very young which is why I have had these, I have not found these pleasant or at all condoning. I regret them but I was not ready for a baby.. But now I am pregnant...
    jessicamayx jessicamayx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    My family thinks nothing of it but I don't remember a lot of my life. I'm 21 years old and I can't hardly remember things everyone acts like I should. They'll tell me things that I...
    RyskerSein RyskerSein 18-21, M Jul 12

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    Okay so I'm not sure If I did but there wasn't a right experience for my case! I have sprained the same foot 3 times before today! So today I was on a rope swing and I tried to...
    pinklover76 pinklover76 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I think i had this happen to me a few times, once was when i was pregnant with my second son. It was in the day and being about 6 months pregnant i was so tired so decided to have...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I have something I gotta get outta me so yea.. I was younger from 5th grade to 8th grade.. I had depression anxiety and anger problems. I would not stop crying for those 3/4 years...
    Fifidog Fifidog 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    .i've suffered from deep depression and anxiety since 1992 and tried all kinds of medicines and therapies. i even tried a clinical trial at the NIH but didn't qualify for their...
    dianeepoo dianeepoo 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Best nap I ever had! The hardest part was the waiting--The doctor was running late. The last thing I remember was the anesthesiologist saying "Ok the Propofol might feel a little...
    NurseAmanda NurseAmanda 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    One time I had a weird a.s.s dream about my taco socks the tacos from the socks came off the socks and came alive, the the tacos started to chase me but I had a gun so I stated...
    Chasemanning Chasemanning 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I found out I was pregnant really early, 5 weeks exactly. I started having symptoms shortly after conception so I knew even before that. My boyfriend and I went in for our first...
    RAWRcarrie RAWRcarrie 22-25, F Jun 28

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    I had to have a hysterectomy maybe 3-4 years ago. I have a hard time even now, seeing women who are pregnant with children. I never had that chance. Always had fibrous tumors in my...
    mrsklemzak mrsklemzak 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I thought we had it all, mostly because he told me so. I'm reluctant in love and always have been, I need convincing and he was so good at it he made me feel like we were forever...
    LoudMouse LoudMouse 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    This all began when I graduated military college. *** you all know #military people# don`t have a possibility to choose where to serve or to work or whatever....... That was my...
    bilberrry bilberrry 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Well to all those who actually care and respond when I put these bi things on: I finally had my gay experience. My first experience was my first kiss with this guy I really like...
    WhyDoesLifeSuck WhyDoesLifeSuck 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    They weren't bad to the point of physical abuse, but they were far from good. I met my first girlfriend when I was in my last year of high school. We got along great, but I...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M Jul 11

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    Last night I had a sleep paralysis episode. It was the single scariest thing you could experience. I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't move or talk. I could see...
    Aggienation12 Aggienation12 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    One of the most embarrassing moments that comes to mind happened close to 15 years ago, but it's still pretty fresh. My (now ex) husband was at the hospital having a not routine...
    RaverFan RaverFan 41-45 2 Responses Jul 13

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    I had my very first panic attack today. I was at a water park and i went down one of those closed water slides. I went on it with my friend before so i knew what it was like but i...
    meganayyye21 meganayyye21 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This was more of the correct term I was looking for ( had). I did sleep walk when I was younger. Went through I believe three episodes of sleep paralysis 5 years ago. Hit and...
    Deeperthinker Deeperthinker 31-35, M 5 days ago

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