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am i nuts? user banned
17th Feb '13

i have often been getting disoriented, almost like dementia for several moments while driving places i know very well. it happens often enough for me to want to ask about it-i all of a sudden dont recognize where i am, even places i know very well absolutely nothing looks familiar. it will last for 5secs to a minute.




just now i turned onto my own street. i seriously was about to turn around because as i drove i didnt recognize anything i saw, i felt like i was in a part of the city i didnt know. i thought i seriously turned down the wrong street. i drove a little longer and saw the entrance to the resort.



this happens on the way to work sometimes too, i will all of a sudden think i drove too far because none of this looks familiar.
I think it might happen when im not driving too, but then it doesn't impact me as much because well...im not driving. but i honestly forget people names ive known forever, things like this...




am i nuts? is this something to worry about?

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
17th Feb '13

Have you ever had any thyroid issues?

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
17th Feb '13

I would talk to your Dr, that's pretty scary.

......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
17th Feb '13

I wouldn't say you are nuts but that isn't normal. How old are you, if you don't mind me asking?

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
17th Feb '13

I had that issue. I couldn't find my way home, remember how to read, my birthdate etc.



I was at first diagnosed with pseudo dementia and then later found out its related to my Hughes syndrome ( which also causes pre e and recurrent miscarraige in case you have had either)

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
17th Feb '13

idk about the thyroid issues, never been tested or anything.
i was thinking about asking my doc but i guess i would have to find one first lol. haven't seen a primary in years...



are these signs of thyroid issues?

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting Nathaniel'sMom:" I wouldn't say you are nuts but that isn't normal. How old are you, if you don't mind me asking?"


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Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting cunning cuniculi:" idk about the thyroid issues, never been tested or anything. i was thinking about asking my doc but ... [snip!] ... my doc but i guess i would have to find one first lol. haven't seen a primary in years... are these signs of thyroid issues?"


Uncontrolled hypothyroidism can lead to dementia, but it's treatable. It was just a thought. I'd definitely mention it to your doctor. Something isn't right.

......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
17th Feb '13

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Yeah your way to young for that to be kicking in. I would make an appointment with a doctor as soon as possible. Do you forget other things than where you are or names?

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting Onalee's Mummy:" I had that issue. I couldn't find my way home, remember how to read, my birthdate etc. I was at first ... [snip!] ... found out its related to my Hughes syndrome ( which also causes pre e and recurrent miscarraige in case you have had either)"


took me a second to remember how old i was lol
but i definitely can read and stuff.
had a miscarriage once, but i was into some bad stuff then. had a healthy baby since



you okay and everything?

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15185 posts
17th Feb '13

It sounds like you're driving tired and having "brain zaps".

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting Nathaniel'sMom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting cunning cuniculi:</b>" 25"</blockquote> Yeah your ... [snip!] ... in. I would make an appointment with a doctor as soon as possible. Do you forget other things than where you are or names?"


names yes....all the time. never really had a mind for it though.
i just called a friend by the wrong name and he got all pissed off lol. took a good 30 seconds to remember his real name. :/

Onalee's Mummy Due August 26; 1 child; Newcastle, Australia 5355 posts
17th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting cunning cuniculi:</b>" took me a second to remember how old i was lol but i definitely can read and stuff. had a miscarriage once, but i was into some bad stuff then. had a healthy baby since you okay and everything?"</blockquote>




Yeah I am now. It was scary for a few months. If get lost going to the store down the road. Forget to pick up my daughter and I'm only 21.



Pseudo dementia is like dementia but brought on by depression and once on anti depressants should go away completely.

lynnsaymarie 17 kids; Buffalo, New York 2011 posts
17th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A❤T=P&W:</b>" I would talk to your Dr, that's pretty scary."</blockquote>




This. Definitely sounds like something neurological. Could even be mini seizures.

user banned 17 kids; Boston, MA, United States 9473 posts
17th Feb '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" It sounds like you're driving tired and having "brain zaps"."


google is confusing me on this one.



i am tired now, but i have driven much more than i do now a day. i used to drive 1.5 hrs to work and then back again after a 12 hour shift. that was harsh. i dont do that now, 20 min commute and 8 hours flat.
but on the way to work? i mean...im not like exhausted or anything. not real stressed either. although i am also having some issues with anxiety as well, not sure where thats coming from either. absolutely no conflict in my life right now...