I Have Transient Global Amnesia

A Transient Global Amnesia anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Transient Global Amnesia. You're not alone. 299 People

    TGA Happened To My Dad This Morning

    My 67 year old dad, who is in excellent shape,  was exercising at a class at 8:30am today and stopped.  I walked up to him and asked if he was okay and he said he didn't know where he was. I nervously laughed and told him he was with me at an exercise class.  I...
    bellaonegirl bellaonegirl
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Dec 19, 2009

    Well, here is my story.

    .. First, I am a 58 year old from Pennsylvania, USA, happily married, very healthy (except a small weight issue) wonderful children (2) and 6 beautiful grandchildren. I have a great job and all is good with the world - today anyway! On June 2, 2014, I got up, got ready for work...
    lmccard lmccard
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2014

    Tga Or Tia?

    Jan. 4, 2011 around 11 a.m., I was going about my normal activities at work (housekeeper) and according to my daughter called her and said "something was wrong" I didn't know what was happening but I knew it wasn't right.  She instructed me to call 911. I did but i have no...
    alsam alsam
    4 Responses Jan 13, 2011

    My TGA session sure caught me offguard.

    I'm a 68yo male in good health and was in the garage working on a friends motorcycle. It was a hot day and I'd been organizing tools going up and down the stairs a few times. I'd been squatting down trying to lift a heavy tire into place, then it happened. I just felt odd so...
    Dopplergreen Dopplergreen
    66-70, M
    1 Response Aug 15, 2015

    I've had two TGA both occurring shortly

    after sex. I went to the ER both times and they ran all of the tests and sent me home to get more at a later time. All turned out fine. I always want to know what causes this kind of stuff and at first I thought it was the statin drug I had just started taking after the...
    musicmogul musicmogul
    51-55, M
    Oct 16, 2015

    My Tga Experience

    I was just diagnosed with TGA. My husband and I were on vacation. My husband tells me I was watching TV and he had picked up the newspapers to throw them away. I told him not to as I hadn't read them yet. He told me I had read them that morning when I was eating breakfast. He...
    grammy2girls grammy2girls
    61-65, F
    4 Responses May 21, 2010

    Like many others I'm glad to have found this

    site. Being a TGA sufferer it helps to know you are far from being alone, and reading other peoples stories gives you a better insight to this condition. My attack occurred some 19 months ago and I lost about 4 hrs, luckily I was at home and it all passed with no real problems...
    AitchUK77 AitchUK77
    66-70, M
    Jul 2, 2014

    Four Episodes Of Tga In One Year

    Hello everyone.  I am a fifty-year-old male, and have now had four episodes of Transient Global Amnesia in the last year. I had heart surgery 16 months ago to  correct a congenital valve problem.  Recovery was progressing well for ten weeks until my first...
    deltastripe deltastripe
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Dec 3, 2010

    My Transient Global Amnesia Story

    We were at the Farmer's Market. I remember purchasing some apples with an unusual name and then we went on to another booth. 5 1/2 hours later, I realize I am in the telemetry unit at our local hospital and start asking my husband why. He fills in the blanks - we cut dead...
    gardengal7 gardengal7
    61-65, F
    6 Responses Sep 26, 2011

    Well, I stumbled on this site

    because I was looking for info on TGA. I had an episode in July 2013 and in August the same year I realized I could no longer do my job as I needed to. I was a Hospice Social Worker and there was a lot of record keeping and computer work needing to have details in order all the...
    talktomorrow talktomorrow
    70+, M
    1 Response Dec 5, 2014

    My Missing Day

     monday the 25th january 2010 was going to be a day i would never remember as i can recall,on sunday the 24th january i went to sleep remember who i was and where i lived the morning had come and i couldnt remember waking up and leaving my house, my wife and son then had a...
    MickF MickF
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2010

    Six TGA Events in One Year - This begins to

    grow tiresome! Okay I am a 59 year old male. Work out regularly and have pretty normal life. My "events" can be characterized as follows: - They last about 8 hours during which time I am pretty lucid but of course I ask lots of repetitive questions and don't remember...
    TGAMan TGAMan
    61-65, M
    1 Response Mar 28, 2015

    Cannot Believe What I Did That Day!!!

    I recently had an attack of Transient Global Amnesia something I had never heard of before. I went to bed one night with a bit of a headache and 'woke up' late the following afternoon in hospital with family members around me. It is thought that my attack was bought on by my...
    ScotLady ScotLady
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Apr 17, 2012

    This past Monday I had my first experience with

    TGA. I went to bed Sunday night and woke up to what I thought was Monday morning. It was actually Monday night and I was in the hospital with doctors and family members. I have not memory at all of that day. People told me I was very aggressive and I thank my best friend for...
    Bev2010 Bev2010
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2015

    My Tga Experience

    First let me say that I'm thankful to find a forum like this to read of other's experience with TGA. I am a 52 yr old male who is pretty good shape.  I work out (walking, elliptical, weights, some running) 4-6 days a week.  I do a lot of travel for my job and lead a...
    52yroldman 52yroldman
    51-55, M
    5 Responses Mar 29, 2010

    Long Term Problems From Tga

    First, my thanks to this site for being the only source that lets us know that we’re not alone. My experience has been a bit different than what is commonly relayed here, so I write this in case others were affected similarly. My TGA (or that was my doctor’s best guess as to...
    whymetga whymetga
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2012

    Tga Taking Statin

    Just over one week ago, I had an episode of transient global amnesia.  My girlfriend and I had sex, and about five minutes later, she noticed that I had a blank look in my eyes and I started asking questions about things I should have known. ...
    Lilysdad Lilysdad
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Nov 23, 2009

    Two Memory-loss Events

    I had my first “memory loss” event on August 30, 2011. I had driven about 100 miles, by myself, to attend an interview for a position in a prison. I was attempting to find a new job away from the prison facility where I’d been assaulted and hurt several times. The last...
    Stromcloud Stromcloud
    56-60, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2012

    Just Wondering - Did Anyone Lose Memory For Several Days Before Their Attack?

    My attack, like most everyone else's, lasted about 8-12 hours of "acute" memory loss (just like the hard drive was wiped for those hours...).  But, I also lost memory of the 4 days prior to the attack; and as I was coming out of the attack and becoming more aware of where I...
    ellsa ellsa
    29 Responses May 21, 2010

    The Day I Went A Bit Loopy !

    The sex was great! The sun is streaming in through the bedroom window onto my face. I am lying on the bed, enjoying the glow, and still trying to get my breath back. My wife is wandering around getting dressed. I hear myself say “I feel weird!” And then the next thing I know...
    JeffSurreyUK JeffSurreyUK
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 6, 2013

    Hi Folks, Thought I was the only Nut,

    Happy to know I'm Not. I am now in my 66th year. A young 66. I am not average for my age. My husband and I Love to go for rides on our Harley, ad do so often. I mention this only so you understand we are not your old grandparents. Anyhow I have now had two episodes of TGA. I...
    margereimer margereimer
    66-70, F
    Mar 23, 2015

    Love this website….

    was wondering about the after effects …since no one mentioned resting until I went to my own primary care doctor. I'm tired and usually very high energy, can't think as fast, feeling emotionally vulnerable and wondering if I'll ever be myself again. Have to do followup with...
    Namoonga Namoonga
    66-70, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2014

    I Had A Transient Global Amnesia Experience

    I am a 62 year old woman. I work in a department store in a busy mall. It was Saturday of a big sale. I realized that something was wrong, when I walked into my house and felt that I couldn't remember getting there. Then, I realized that I didn't know what day or time it was...
    Aquarius49 Aquarius49
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2011

    Lost 4 Days

    I just got back from a 24 hour stay in the hospital, diagonsed with TGA.  I am completely freaked out by this experince, nothing like this has ever happened to me.  I "woke up" in the hospital ER with my husband by my side and was completely confused about why I was...
    ellsa ellsa
    3 Responses May 9, 2010

    Lasting Effects Of A Tga Experience?

    I hope someone has shared my post-TGA experience!  Six months ago in June 2010, I had a TGA episode that landed me in the hospital for one night.  My experience was a typical TGA episode I was told.  For the previous year I'd been under huge stress at a 55...
    Arizona517 Arizona517
    14 Responses Dec 5, 2010

    Or, at least I had a TGA experience (sometimes

    referred to as GTA). I had never had anything like this before. I was having lunch with my husband on Wed. Feb 17 at noon, and that's the last thing I remember. I came to at half past midnight on the 18th in the hospital. I had no idea how I had gotten there. Since my husband...
    Shirleyyujest Shirleyyujest
    61-65, F
    1 Response Mar 9, 2016

    I read all post with much interest

    and seeing myself in many of the post. I had a TGA Aug. 2015 and going today for my follow-up. I have already been told in the hosp. that this is the first case they have seen and really do not know that much about it. I too struggle with finding a word, losing a thought and...
    jenlsch jenlsch
    66-70, F
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2015

    While on a vacation cruise excursion (horses in

    the jungle that I don't remember) on 2.4.14, in Belize, I lost about 10 hours. Sent by ship doctor to ER in Belize City. ER couldn't figure it out so I was put on anti seizure medication just in case. Medication really wacked me out. Stayed in Belize hospital for 2 days, flew...
    lobwedge lobwedge
    66-70, M
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2014

    Only recently found out this memory loss has a

    name. My mother died in 1996 and then my father went through a mental breakdown, I had so much stress in the timeline between my mothers passing over that I lost my memory, could feel it coming on but was powerless to do anything. Being a single mother you have to go through the...
    66-70, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2015

    Just Got Home From The Hospital

    I got home (Miami, Florida) from the Hospital last night.  On Wednesday, October 28th, I faced my first encounter with TGA.  I have a seven hour blank in my life.  From what I understand, I left my home around 2:00pm and drove to LA Fitness.  There I changed...
    robertbull robertbull
    61-65, M
    12 Responses Nov 1, 2009

    I'm a 62 year old woman

    who recently had my first and I hope only episode of TGA. Late one Sunday evening a few weeks ago, I went into our bedroom and woke my husband, telling him that something was wrong and asked, "where is the entertainment center?" We had given it away about a week earlier. He...
    BuckeyePeach BuckeyePeach
    61-65, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2015

    TGA Again

    Last January 2013 I was at home in the morning (not stressed) when I began to feel decidedly unwell, no pain just unwell. I went and sat in living room floor and asked my husband to call an ambulance as I thought maybe I was having a "silent"heart attack . The next thing I...
    Nardia Nardia
    Sep 12, 2013

    Male, Age 42, 3 Months Since TGA, Not Feeling Sharp

    I am a 42 year old male. Married with 4 kids. In terms of my lifestyle I am always busy with work and volunteer commitments. In other words I am not much of one to relax. Had an episode in gym. Four to five hours later I regain my abilities in hospital. In hospital 3 days for...
    fastburner fastburner
    46-50, M
    1 Response Aug 28, 2013


    Reading other stories has been a boon to me. I was not frightened by my TGA experience, I was resigning myself to a dramatic alteration in lifestyle ( feeling quite calm about it, not my usual attitude). Around 5 pm Good Friday I became aware that I had lost my memory for...
    allhar allhar
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Apr 6, 2010

    My Tga Experience And How It Might Relate To Vision

    My TGA experience happened exactly one week ago today. My wife went to the store. When she left I felt perfectly fine. The last thing I remember is seeing her go down the driveway. It seems like my experience was pretty typical. When she came home about an hour and a half...
    kilgore54 kilgore54
    56-60, M
    7 Responses Feb 19, 2012

    14 April 2016 - 4pm: I came in from the garden

    (sawing through 2" hazelnut branch - which has probably been the trigger in my case) and said I was confused, asking what day of the week it was. Hubby said: Thursday. Apparently I kept on repeating the same question every 5-10mins - about 20 times. Hubby thought that strange...
    md2399 md2399
    61-65, F
    Apr 17, 2016

    Two Episodes Of Transient Global Amnesia

    I am a 57 year old female that experienced a Transient Global Amnesia episode 2 days ago. The first one occurred last June 2009. Both times  were due to some very stressful emotional conversations. I have had a lot of stress for over 2 years now.Just before the...
    sherrihitt sherrihitt
    8 Responses May 1, 2010

    I am a 68 year old business man in Ireland.

    One year ago I was diagnosed with Atrial Afib with long pauses.I acatually fell and had a bang on the back of my skull. My CT was clear TG. My cardio put me on sotalol to control the afib and was given an implanted dual Pacemaker to pick up the my heart beat when it became...
    DEMO1947 DEMO1947
    70+, M
    Aug 25, 2015

    My 2nd Round With TGA

    Im a 52yo man who just had tga for the second time.The first time was 2006,i had been exercising in the morning,and while straining suddenly,it just felt like my mind slipped a cog.I knew something was wrong but,not quite sure what.I started to panic and called my wife at work...
    Thomasrm Thomasrm
    56-60, M
    Nov 3, 2013

    So glad I found this website.

    I just turned 50, had my first TGA attack 3 weeks ago. I was working late, called my husband saying that I was coming home because I was feeling nauseous and having a severe headaches. I drove home -a 20 min drive- but have no recollection of how I managed to do this. Once I...
    cmjyoti cmjyoti
    51-55, F
    Feb 20, 2014

    Regarding vision, when I had my TGA I had a

    hard time focusing as we rode over to the hospital. Even in the ER my focus seemed to wander and my peripheral vision seemed limited. I was visiting a friend in the hospital yesterday and as we were leaving I suddenly couldn't remember what day of the week it was. I had lunch...
    Dopplergreen Dopplergreen
    66-70, M
    1 Response Oct 1, 2015

    What Happened To Thursday?

    I have a teaching and administrative job, organising 400 girls and some 30 staff. You can imagine how I feel now after having no memory of about 5 hours last Thursday! The hours leading up to the total memory loss are patchy. I remember some things and not others. I believe I...
    jteach jteach
    61-65, F
    3 Responses May 19, 2013

    I Thought I'd Lost My Grand Baby

    Three days ago, while visiting my son in N. CA, I had a TGA--hopefully the only one I'll ever have. I am a 66 year old grandmother.  While I was overheated, I certainly did not over exert myself lifting anything but a 24 lb. toddler.  Two days later, I spent the...
    zekesgrannym zekesgrannym
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2010

    I am new to this post

    and I have been reading all the cases of TGA. I was hospitalized for the second time with TGA. First time 2012. This episode started with me monitoring my BP which was 200/105 my husband looked at me and knew I was having another episode. I remember nothing... I don't remember...
    amd02632 amd02632
    61-65, F
    1 Response Sep 1, 2014

    My 74 year old father lives alone.

    He is diabetic, but other than that extremely healthy and active. In Nov '15 my family went to his house to pick him up for dinner. He was confused and restless, due to his diabetes I worried it was blood sugar issue and we went to dinner. It became clear there was a serious...
    NikJo NikJo
    46-50, F
    Feb 7, 2016

    I got back from hospital yesterday.

    My TGA lasted 12 hours but I lost a whole weekend memory-wise. I played golf on the Friday morning and developed Sciatica that afternoon. The following day, Saturday, a dull headache at the base of my neck developed and stayed throughout Saturday and Sunday. I fell asleep in...
    GroundhoggDay GroundhoggDay
    3 Responses Sep 16, 2015

    Hey kids....just found this site

    and thought I'd add my two cents...so to speak...I've had about 6 of these..sheesh....my first one had my wife call 911..thought I had a stroke...repeated myself..over and over...no recall...the same thing most everyone has said here...spent the night at HP...scans and all...
    vgoode1 vgoode1
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2014

    I realise now I have had 3 mild TGA experiences

    that seem to have got stronger each time spread over a period of 5 years and I'm only 40 years old. All have been after using the gym and during periods of weight loss. The first 2 I put down to anxiety as this is something I had during my early 20's. The first I realised was...
    Foodngrooves Foodngrooves
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 27, 2015

    My Family Didn't take my memory loss seriously

    they say everyone has it.. I always wished I could Erase my childhood and Long term Memories.. The bad ones.. Not the good ones.. I only have friends to remember it for me.
    ntupy12 ntupy12
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 12, 2014

    Second Episode Of TGA After Spinning Class

    Several years ago I was at the Y taking a Spinning class, remember the class ending, then the next thing I remember I was standing at my car with my keys in my hand! It scared me, I went back in and asked the lady at the desk if she'd seen me leave. I'd gotten off the bike...
    Sweepea840 Sweepea840
    61-65, F
    1 Response Feb 11, 2013

    This is Day 6 of my TGA story.

    When I was released from the hospital on Saturday (yes, Halloween) they told me I was perfectly healthy and should go home and resume all the activities I did before. So, I thought it would be that easy... but it is NOT. I was officially diagnosed with UNKNOWN, but after my...
    jrwoem jrwoem
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2015

    I had a TGA experience five months ago.

    Remember feeling like I was in a dream, then nothing until I regained my memory eight hours later. I was taken to the hospital, but like most of you, don't remember any of it. My question is, if it happens again, do you realize it? I don't want to be taken to a hospital. The...
    bushpigbiker bushpigbiker
    66-70, M
    1 Response Apr 28, 2014

    I am a 61 yr old female & just had my first (

    and, hopefully last!) TGA. I didn't have the nausea or headaches like many of you, but similar in that all tests (EKG, MRI, etc) came out normal. I woke up the next AM in the hospital with no idea where I was or how I got there & had asked my husband the same 5-6 questions...
    Rincon16 Rincon16
    61-65, F
    Apr 4, 2016

    I am a 68 year old healthy woman,

    no meds, who has had 8-10 TGA experiences over the past 10 years. I am a PhD psychologist but couldn't find the words to describe what was happening. These episodes have happened when i have too many activities to arrange or appointments, or transitions from one thing to...
    johannaschor johannaschor
    66-70, F
    1 Response Jul 28, 2015

    My Mother in law had what we think was a TGA

    episode Sunday, she walked into the garage in the morning and told her husband something was wrong. She couldn’t remember things that had happened, she was looking at her phone and didn’t remember texts she had sent or read, that she was coming to our house for dinner, that...
    danniyello73 danniyello73
    41-45, F
    Apr 19, 2016

    I have just gotten out of the hospital after

    yet another TGA. I have had this happen 4 times now . It is terrible to not remember. Always seem to happen around a stressful happening in my life. Always the same. Hospital does the cat scan , blood tests etc and all is O.K. I do have a headache and very confused for about 24...
    redbev redbev
    70+, F
    Feb 12, 2014

    Tga -after Effects?

    So relieved to fin this website. I was diagnosed with a TIA on saturday (not that I can remember) Anyway after doing some research found that the TGA symptoms are exactly what I experienced. (mayoclinic.com) + some research papers. I Asked the Dr. he said a TIA is the same as a...
    javasu javasu
    51-55, F
    39 Responses Feb 11, 2011
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