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I Have Had Amnesia

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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...
    grouchyoldman grouchyoldman 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 19, 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...
    Response Response 51-55, M Sep 18, 2013

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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...
    AshiTheNeonHero AshiTheNeonHero 18-21, F Jul 30, 2013

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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...
    zappythek zappythek 41-45, M 1 Response May 7, 2008

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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...
    miznori miznori 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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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...
    kitkat111211 kitkat111211 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20, 2013

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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...
    FastLaneC3 FastLaneC3 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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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...
    FULI FULI 18-21 1 Response Jul 14, 2008

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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...
    brendensaurus brendensaurus 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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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...
    Arjay2004 Arjay2004 36-40, M 7 Responses Nov 10, 2009

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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...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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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...
    acer307 acer307 26-30, T 2 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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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...
    amnesiaproject amnesiaproject 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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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...
    hendor6 hendor6 61-65, F 1 Response Apr 15, 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...
    vbprogrammer vbprogrammer 51-55 Dec 23, 2012

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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...
    Ecanus Ecanus 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 3, 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...
    meandthecat meandthecat 46-50 2 Responses Jan 30

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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...
    revieh revieh 16-17, F Jan 4

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    When I Was A Kid... - I was in a sawmill accident as a kid... I can recall, if I try very hard to remember, bits and peices of my childhood. but for the most part. I have no real...
    lobezno lobezno 22-25, M Jun 14, 2012

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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...
    revieh revieh 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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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...
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 9, 2008

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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...
    anotheroad anotheroad 61-65 6 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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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...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2011

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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...
    TheNeonHero TheNeonHero 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2012

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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...
    Kayleigh0217 Kayleigh0217 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    As most of you know, I have had bizarre events that have been happening to me. Most I can't explain to people without being deemed 'crazy'. The most recent (and scariest) happened...
    ceevans4 ceevans4 26-30, M Mar 20

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    At least that is what I think it was. I was maybe around 11 or 12. We went out for dinner and then to the grandparents for a visit. I started to not feel all that hot at my...
    JLS7914 JLS7914 31-35, F Mar 28

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    I had one yesterday in the evening. It's been a while since I've had one, and I don't know if that's the reason why it was so much worse than what I usually have had in the past...
    RFarah RFarah 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Here I go again I were I am staying I may not stay long but that shoud not be a reason I just have so menny people who want me to fail its just now and you are who should fail...
    judp judp 46-50, M Apr 8

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    So I had 9 unilateral ECT's, it destroyed my memory, cogntiive abilities, like now I'm retarded at math, and I can barely remember what I'm reading, get lost in conversation, and...
    BFowler BFowler 36-40, M Apr 9

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    First of all í want to excuse my spelling and grammar i am not native to english i am from Iceland. I have had several of these experinces though must of them happened to me as a...
    notendanafn notendanafn 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    Always bulling me for no reason . Making fun of me for just saying hi . Always being famous even if u r mean. Making me weak . Telling me words that hurt me . That's enough I have...
    Lonelyvamp2 Lonelyvamp2 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I have had many jobs over my lifetime
    sDg95212 sDg95212 56-60, M Apr 1

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    I have had enough of my unhappy marriage, it's time to get out and enjoy my life again!!! Life is short, you never know when will be your last day.
    Dixiechic66 Dixiechic66 46-50, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    This was not a dream of the rapture happening- more like a feel of it. I have had dreams woth the rapture actually happening, this is not one of them. I looke outside- I saw a...
    EvangelistTeen EvangelistTeen 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I have had my heart broken more like shattered. I spent eight years of my life loving someone unconditionally...all to find out he didn't love me back. I gave him my heart and he...
    Angela1989 Angela1989 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    In General, I hate girls. Now before anybody says girls have a right not to want to date nice guys or some other bull, I will say this: I am not a smiley, sun shining out of my...
    odis22 odis22 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 8

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    It started during freshman year I had just had a huge fight with my guy best friend whom I admit I liked i got over him a few months later. Then Mid February this senior started...
    lesseth lesseth 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    where I come from, most often than not you marry your high school sweetheart. I've had 2 serious boyfriends in my lifetime (that doesn't count guys I've casually dated & hung out...
    countryanon countryanon 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    The first panic attack I experienced has two very odd contributing factors. One being I had a very very strong latte at this little cafe. And the other involves a belly bar...
    SassySam77 SassySam77 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    She was broken. Her heart lay in billions of pieces, spread about the floor like tiny specs of dust. It would be impossible to tell that her heart had even been there at all, had...
    suppressingadulthood suppressingadulthood 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    The worst pregnancy scare I've ever had was last summer, I had gone to see friends in another province for two weeks and during that time I had hooked up with my ex a few times...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    It was summer and my mom and I had driven 6 hrs to Utica "Middle of F*cking Nowhere", Mississippi for my first year on lower-staff at an overnight summer camp. Lower staff meets a...
    Amsch95 Amsch95 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I remember one boy in 3rd grade that had a crush on me. He gave me a silver butterfly with no antennae. He moved schools after that year. If anyone else had a crush on me they've...
    Schism7 Schism7 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I had it rough growing up. The first 5 years of my life were very traumatic. Born prematurely and at 24 weeks. Spent the next 6 months of my life in an incubator being fed...
    Findingteesh Findingteesh 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Especially during my freshman year in college. In that one year, I've had my first bad trip on acid, my friend went to the hospital because I've had a bad trip. All the cops in...
    TheVampireQueen92 TheVampireQueen92 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I am 26 years old, happily married, and have no children. As far back as I can remember, I've never been in any hurry to have children. It's just never been a desire in me, as...
    AbbeyRoad2 AbbeyRoad2 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I had my surgery on Dec/5/2011 I lost 183lbs in the first 6 to 8 months. Then I started to maintain my weight. I had been the exact weight for the past year and a half. Now I have...
    tltb310 tltb310 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    When they happen they can overwhelm the good ones and its easy to feel like a victim of life when these happen to me. I try and concentrate on what makes me happy,people,things...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Mar 28

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    I'm only 30 but I feel like I'm 70. I feel like I'm at the end of the line. I was a workaholic. My first job was right after school. When I was in college, I tend to work during...
    hopefulunderdog hopefulunderdog 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I found out I had scoliosis when I was 11 years old, my curve was too serious to be fixed with a brace so my family opted for the surgery when I was 12. Since I was a child when I...
    elliehill33 elliehill33 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Quite a funny story actually, i knew about sleep paralysis and had an incident when i was binge gaming... and like, this time i woke up, and was paralysed, thats not really the...
    image2fite image2fite 18-21, M a week ago