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Coming home from a church party I sudenly realized I was 25 miles from where I was suppose to be and I don't remember how I got there.I just blinked I was at the gas station then I was in the middle of town by the mall. I started shaking .

By December 11, 2011 - 3:03pm
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This never happened before to me. I get messed up with my directions bad. So I don't drive in the city. So when I realized where I was I freaked out. I wasn't drinking or anything. I had a hard time figureing out how to get home I was so confused. But the Blacking out part really scares me.

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Hi Joy2000,

Judging by the description on your question-- I think it is safe to assume that you were not under the influence of any kind. The first thing that came to my mind is that this could be caused by some type of neurological amnesia. 

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, fromheart 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 diseaseand 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


Best Wishes--please keep us updated,


December 11, 2011 - 5:12pm
(reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it.

December 12, 2011 - 4:29am
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