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    I took my son to a McDonalds with a play place today so he could run off some energy. On the way home I was driving down a road I've driven down MANY times, it's not an unfamilliar area and as I was driving for a second I realized I had no idea where I was or where I was going. It only lasted a second or two and I didn't know if it was just a major brain fart or if I should be concerned that something was wrong. I was thinking about what dog I had tonight and the best way to get to Target from that Clients home before this feeling set in. I looked at the buildings I was driving past and just thought "where am I?" It didn't last long, but it was really unnerving. I have a doctors appointment next week so I will mention it to my doc, but didn't know if I was overreacting. I've had some days where I've had feelings of, well, hard to describe, but I guess the closest thing I can compare it to is motion sickness. Not even that, but if you've ever been in the ocean going up and down with the waves and then you get out and you still feel like you're going up and down. That kind of feeling. Like none of the floors were quite even and level. So I was planning on discussing that as well. She put me on some new meds a few months ago so perhaps it's a side effect.
    What a caterpillar considers the end of his world, we call a butterfly.

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    My aunt called me one day while she was out doing errands. She said she had been driving, and for a minute couldn't tell where she was, and got very dizzy, so bad she pulled over, got out of the car just to stand up. Than it went away, she called me and talked to me all the way home because she was scared. She made an appointment with her doctor that sent her to an inner ear specialist, she has an inner ear problem, that required special therapy to correct. I could ask her specificly for you, so you can maybe ask your doctor about it.
    If you sweat the small stuff, all you have is small soggy stuff.....

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    • #3
      Weird things like that happen to me all the time, lol. I think it is just information overload in the brain...

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      • #4
        I would talk to your doctor about it to be on the safe side, but yes, I've had that happen too, also while driving. I've actually had to ask my boyfriend where to turn next, even though I know where I'm going. It's kind of disconcerting, but it doesn't happen very often, and I attribute it to getting "older" (I'm 31 ), being stressed out or tired, thinking about too many things at once etc. Good luck!

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        • #5
          You're just overworked, overtired and your mind is in overload. It has happened to me before too. Pull into the driveway and realize I have absolutely no memory of the trip home. (and I'm not talking about a late Saturday night after too many Mikes thingys..) It's kind of unnerving when it happens and you wonder "Damn, did I run any red lights or anything else?" but you were driving OK, just too many things going on in your head...

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          • #6
            I have had it happen twice

            The first more than 10 yeras ago just for a second. I was in my car facing the street(a small hill) I drive down and up daily to go home from the grocery store. It was only a second ot two, but weird. Had no idea where I was.

            The second lasted for about five minutes over a year or two ago. I knew the names of the intersection and the stores in the little shopping area, but just couldn't figure out N S E or West. somehow. The owner came to meet me and guide me to her house. It went away, and I have been to that intersection many times since and been fine. Maybe just mental overload. I have told my doctor and asked what was that? Answer back. " I don't know". Lotta help huh?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mylady View Post
              I've had some days where I've had feelings of, well, hard to describe, but I guess the closest thing I can compare it to is motion sickness. Not even that, but if you've ever been in the ocean going up and down with the waves and then you get out and you still feel like you're going up and down. That kind of feeling. Like none of the floors were quite even and level. So I was planning on discussing that as well.
              I have that happen to me sometimes! It happens randomly, and not very often, once when I was watching tv, another time I was in the kitchen. It only lasted like 10 seconds, and the walls were moving. It made me feel pretty sick for a few minutes after.

              As for forgetting where you are, I have done that a couple times. I think its just a brain fart when it happens to me, but keep us updated after your appointment.

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              • #8
                Mylady, I don't know if the two problems are related or not, but probably not. Not knowing where you were for a moment sounds like dissociation. Your mind just went somewhere else for a second. That happens to all of us, and a lot more frequently than one might expect.

                That dizzy thing sounds like you might have an inner ear problem; Menier's Disease or labrythitis for example.

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                • #9
                  Yes! I too have had this happen. It's like a little panic attack or something. I'm completely directionally challenged anyway...

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Helly View Post
                    Mylady, I don't know if the two problems are related or not, but probably not. Not knowing where you were for a moment sounds like dissociation. Your mind just went somewhere else for a second. That happens to all of us, and a lot more frequently than one might expect.

                    That dizzy thing sounds like you might have an inner ear problem; Menier's Disease or labrythitis for example.
                    Labrythitis That's it, thats what is wtong with my aunt. They are treating it with some weird therapy. She goes into therapy, and they have rooms like they have in the children's exporitoriums, and kid's museums like that. Where the room is off balance (or looks tilted) and black and white. They said it has something to do with the inner ear, not connecting to the brain like it should. I am pretty sure I have this kinda right.
                    If you sweat the small stuff, all you have is small soggy stuff.....

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                    • #11
                      Maybe your just tired. I know when I am low on sleep or just run down, I forget where I am too.

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                      • #12
                        That is how I found out I was hypoglycemic. I was driving along the freeway singing to Jon Secada at 11 at night. I saw a sign, "1 mile to such and such exit". Next thing I know I had passed my exit (I later found out it was by 8 miles) and saw two sets of headlights one passing me on the right and one on the left going the opposite direction from me. I did not know where I was and what was happening (a tell tale sign of a seizure, according to my Dr.) This was Friday night near midnight. Saturday AM I had a chiro appointment. I mentioned it to my chiro who left the room for a moment. He had phoned his buddy, a neurologist who agreed to see me right away. The neuro drew blood and my hemacrit (sp?) level was something like 29? (can't remember). The neuro told me he was surprised I was not in a coma. I learned to start eating healthier. A near death experience can do that for you.
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                        • #13
                          do you mean like an small eartquake inside you? i used to get that all the time,and got home not knowing how, scared me witless, mine turned out to be low sugar,it was simple as dietery changes, and since i like what i should eat,it was fine. hope it's just a momentary thing.
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                          • #14
                            That happens to me all the time. My mind is somewhere else and I'm just on autopilot driving. When I come back to reality, have to reorient myself as to where I am. Freaks me out for a second cuz I think I've missed my turn. You can't recognize ever tree, every house, every building on routes you know very well.
                            I go on la la land autopilot pretty much every day. Such is the life of a victim of A.D.D.
                            I know my way to clients' houses by landmarks and the "feel" of the route, not road names and numbers. I couldn't tell you how to get to any one in particular using road names and rights or lefts, but I can get you there, no problem. I just know when to turn when I get to that spot.

                            Hell, I have a thought to do something in another room and as soon as I leave my seat to go, I forget what I was going to do. I'm only 27! God forbid I ever get Alzheimer's...

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                            • #15
                              I haven't had that happen before. BUT I have been driving down the road and not been able to remember how I got to a certain location before. I just figured it was because I was soooo deep in thought that my mental map took over....scary feeling though. happen a lot when I am stressed. Like, for example, during the holidays when I am on groom overload....
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