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I Have Had Amnesia

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 85 People

    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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    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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    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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    hey, so as of recently I have amnesia.

    I have no memory of the past two years and that really scares me. I looked up forums and videos about people that have amnesia and besides this site, I haven't found anything. So that made me get the idea that maybe I should change that and make my own Youtube channel about my...
    irongirl135 irongirl135 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 14, 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 man who 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 7 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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    Hey guys, so I uploaded a video telling my

    story. I know this website is meant to keep our identities anonymous, but I just wanted to know that I'm not alone and to let others know they're not alone. Enjoy, tell me what you think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVPf_-da_-M
    irongirl135 irongirl135 18-21, F Jan 30

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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, 2014

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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 5 Responses Jan 6, 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 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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    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 4 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses May 20, 2013

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    i lost my memory when i was 17

    and it took about two weeks to come back. i hit my head after passing out and went to the hospital when i couldnt remember who i was lmao
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F May 12

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    Hi! I haven't actually experienced anything

    about amnesia but I want to write a book about a girl who has amnesia and lost all of her memory. I want to focus on the fiction side of the book but I also wanted it to be as real as possible and I want to respect for those who has amnesia so I want to ask how does it feel like...
    fictionwriter1 fictionwriter1 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I don't really think I did

    but I had to join this group to post this, maybe someone will help me out. I've had episodes of waking up in the middle of the night and not remembering a thing, literally nothing, not my name, not where i am from, and i could not even know what house i am in, i would try hard...
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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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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    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 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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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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    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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    TheAnonymousTroll TheAnonymousTroll 13-15, M Oct 27, 2014

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    Hi,I have lost all my memory,

    from the age of 25 and under i can not remember a thing 😢 it's been really hard to get help as im being asked what can we do for you,how do I answer that when iv got No memories. I've felt pushed to one side as they do not know how to help me.feel so alone sometimes/ most of...
    Xall Xall 41-45 1 Response Mar 17

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    I was at work . As a nurse. On a nightshift . A summers morning just about full light . Myself and another nurse were checking on a very poorly patient . In a bay of 6 beds . He...
    laird laird 61-65, M Apr 25

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    I wonder but it's probably 0 people because well who would have a crush on me, I'm ugly but I have had crushes that will never love me back haha I love the fact I'm ugly and going...
    ItsJustRebecca ItsJustRebecca 13-15, F Apr 28

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    i have had my faith in people restored by my professor in college. He started teaching my class three years ago. I wait for his lecture from one week to the other. he is the main...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F May 2

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    I have had my heart broken. Been lied to. Been down to the ground but its how I picked myself up and became a better me.Peace
    DevineTension DevineTension 36-40, M 1 Response May 13

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    All my life I have dealt with problems. I have an unstable home life, unstable emotions, unstable relationships, unstable thoughts. I have adapted to depression and anguish, I once...
    Majesticscribbler Majesticscribbler 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I know it sounds bad, but I wish I could have amnesia. Im sorry to those who have it, we can trade if you want.. :(
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 1 Response May 6

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    It was a cold night during the winter of 2004 and as usual i was tossing, turning and trying to keep warm in my bed. I just couldn't rest that night and felt as if i was being...
    WitchOfWoodStock WitchOfWoodStock 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    One evening I worked late, and left the office about 10:30 PM. I was walking to my car in the parking ramp, and when I got close I noticed a man walking near my car. I stepped...
    wetmarie wetmarie 41-45, F 8 Responses May 8

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    When I was younger, I went to the hospital a couple times because of my spontaneous nosebleeds and my endometriosis, but the weirdest reason I had to go to the hospital was because...
    jellolia jellolia 16-17, F May 12

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    I was in a terrible car accident three weeks after my cousin died in one. I was pregnant, and had a miscarriage an hour later. I had to go to the doctors to make sure there wasn't...
    shellyseashore shellyseashore 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    There's a room in my house that used to be mine. I've never had a restful nights sleep in that room, constant nightmares and eery atmosphere. I would constantly try to stay awake...
    goshgollydolly goshgollydolly 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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    I had this friend that treated me like **** but I always treated her like a sister because I was afraid of being alone. One day I found out she was talking crap about me to my...
    thegirlinred thegirlinred 18-21, F Apr 27

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    I had a ******* azming week, I had 2 track meets and both were fun and just a good week but I didn't get to talk to this girl for the past 2 days
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M May 1

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    Ive never really had much gay friends and ive always wanted to hang out with other gay guys like me and recently i made some and i thought it was going to be awesome but its not as...
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro 16-17, M 1 Response May 2