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Transient Global Amnesia
Any bow hunters out there ever experience this? I had an episode. I completely lost new memory for about an hour and a half. My wife rushed me to hospital .I kept asking the same questions over and over. Had a CT scan, MRI, and EEG..all tests were clear. Neurologist said it was TGA...Transient Global Amnesia....absolutely weird.....scared me ,My wife, and my kids. I had never heard of it....absolutely crazy experience. Glad it didn’t happen in the woods. Anyone heard of it?
My mom had something similar. Couple episodes actually. Hasn't happened in quite a while. Truth be told there's so many millions of things working perfectly in our body every second of every day that we take for granted, when I stop to think about it at the cellular level and beyond it really blows my mind that we can even live. "We are fearfully and wonderfully made" comes to mind. I guess it comes to reason that every now and then some brain neuron can glitch for a little.
Hopefully you have a really good Primary Care Physician who can refer you to the right Doctor for further tests.Had ho be scary for all. Good luck
Thanks Adam...My wife said I kept saying every minute or so,” Where are we going?” She would say “ we are going to the hospital”...I would wait a minute and say “ where are we going?” She would answer the same. She said i asked it about twenty five times in the ten minutes it took to get to the hospital. I knew all historical issues. I just didn’t know what was happning in th present.....absolutely crazy...I guess it is very rare with no lasting affects.....
yes, good friend had it occur after water skiing in very cold water. After she let go of rope she didn't remember a thing. Husband thought she had a stroke. No lasting effects for her.
Wow! Never heard of such a thing. Pretty scary, indeed! Hopefully it’s just a 1 time thing, grape!
Mayo Clinic says 23 out of 100,000 per year...not suppose to have any lasting effects, but it was a crazy experience. About two hours after happened I was fine. I still don’t remember that 1 1/2 hours. Neurologist says I won’t remember it either.
That's scary as hell. If it happened to me I wouldn't worry much though, because my memory ain't worth 15 cents. I sold my dozer yesterday and forgot to go pick up the check this morning !
I hope this is over for you grape and doesn't affect your future health.
There are a few 1.5 hour periods I like to forget.
If I ever forget my Anniversary...I'm going with this!
All joking aside, that would freak me out! I guess every "computer" can get a "short" in it every now and again. Hopefully it's a one-time thing.
Usually my episodes always followed copious amounts of alcohol.
You're lucky..... if it were me Coach would just think I've zoned her out (again) or messing with her and I likely would have gotten a slap to the back of the head.....
All kidding aside, hope everything is OK and no effects..... and that it never unintentionally happens again. Be well.
Good luck and that would be scary.
grape Wow, I have never heard anything like that. Im glad to hear you are ok. Years ago I had an ocular migraine in the woods. My world just closed down to a tunnel and that was blurry with little lights of worms floating around. Thought i was having a stroke or something and I had never heard of it before. I couldn't walk out, I couldn't see my GPS, I couldnt call for help so I totally understand how scary your ordeal must of been. I just sat right down where I was. My vision returned after a very scary hour or so. I went straight to the hospital thinking i had a stroke but was diagnosed with the ocular migraine. no lasting effects and have never had it again. I found out our new cell phones without buttons are no good to you in that situation. no buttons by blind memory to feel to push.
Thanks guys. This sounds a little crazy, but I kinda was hoping another bowhunter would have experienced TGA. I certainly wouldn't wish it on anyone, but it would be interesting to compare notes. Thanks again for the concern....Greg
I haven't had it ... but I've seen it a number of times. True, it's scary, but people do well after it. The most difficult part is turning down the scary-meter, and I can sure understand why.
Deertick....I messaged you. Is it ok to ask?? Where have you seen it a number of times? The “scary-meter” is definitely an issue...Greg