Transient Global Amnesia

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
Member
37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

OMG it’s horrible. My dad had an episode of this over Father’s Day weekend last year. Scariest weekend of my life. He woke up on a Friday morning not remembering anything (including that he had shoulder surgery 2 days prior) and forgot my car accident that had happened three months earlier. The doctor’s told us it most commonly affects males between 55-65 and is usually a 24 hour thing which thankfully was in my dad’s case. He has been fine since being discharged from the hospital, but still can’t remember that Friday at all. 🙁 

Post # 6
Member
37 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@MrsRuby:  I am so sorry to hear, I will keep your MIL in my thoughts. 🙁 When my dad had TGA, before we took him to the hospital, my mom was telling him he needed to get ready for his physical therapy appt (from his surgery 2 days prior) and he thought the physical therapy place was located somewhere it was about 10 years ago! Their memory is incredibly spotty, and it’s absolutely terrifying. 

I had to tell my dad the story of my car accident at least 20 times within a 2 hour period. He kept asking me if I was F’ing with him, he really didn’t believe me until I showed him pictures of my car. 

If it’s TGA, I believe they are supposed to ‘come back’ after a small time frame. 

Post # 7
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7281 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

I’ve been through it 3 times so far with my Dad. The longest episode lasted about 3 days. It’s weird and scary, but he’s had no long-lasting damage from any of them. He would just keep saying, about every 5-8 minutes, “Huh, this is really weird. I can’t remember anything. What is happening to me?” It was like he was on a constant loop.

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