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By October 9, 2011 - 11:25am
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I had a rough weekend I lost 2 entire days (Friday and Saturday) i just can't remember anything. I don't take any drugs or alcohol can't figure out what happened. My husband thinks I'm acting but i seriously don't remember I'm still foggy I do have depression and anxiety and my work and home life are extremely stressful with no support from my spouse and i don't really have any friends for support. I am really confused and am hoping someone can help me understand what might have happened. Could my brain just have been so stressed that it shut down?

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Hi khadijatou126 ,

It is very concerning that you cannot seem to remember anything that happened within the last two days. Have you had any head injuries at all?

Possible causes of neurological amnesia include:

Brain inflammation (encephalitis) resulting from infection with a virus such as herpes simplex virus (HSV) or as an autoimmune reaction to cancer somewhere else in the body (paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis, or PLE)
Lack of adequate oxygen in the brain (for example, from heart attack, respiratory distress or carbon monoxide poisoning)
Long-term alcohol abuse leading to thiamin (vitamin B-1) deficiency (Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome)
Tumors in areas of the brain that control memory
Degenerative brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia
Head injuries, such as those sustained in car accidents, can lead to confusion and problems remembering new information, especially in the early stages of recovery — but usually don't cause severe amnesia.

Another rare type of amnesia, called psychogenic or dissociative amnesia, stems from emotional shock or trauma, such as being the victim of a violent crime. In this disorder, a person may lose personal memories and autobiographical information, usually for just a brief time.)

Anyone who experiences unexplained memory loss should be evaluated by their doctor asap.

Please keep us posted,


October 9, 2011 - 12:17pm
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