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Worried about my memory.

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This evening I left the house to get a snack. On the way there I was thinking about what I had been doing up until that point and I sort of got hit with this feeling of not knowing where the time had went nor what I had been doing. I knew where I was and where I was going, I just felt like everything until that point was sort of blocked. It's a difficult sensation to describe. It seemed like the last hour or two had disappeared and I felt like I had been asleep maybe.

After stopping and thinking I could put together my entire day and the last few hours without much trouble.

Anyone every have this happen? Could it have anything to do with the fact that my sleep schedule has been awful here lately and I've been sleeping all day and up all night?

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Hi.WW. Yes indeed Had it often when in an anxiety state and tired. 'What did I do an hour ago?', gone!! It is the result of a tired mind and nothing to worry about. Our minds can play some awful tricks and really get us going, often in panic. In the middle of an anxiety episode our thoughts are no longer in focus. The slightest thing can trigger off a panic attack or even muddled and frightening thoughts. Don't try and make yourself remember. Does it matter? Just go about as normally as you can. As you get less tired the feeling will go. Another one of anxiety's tricks. My problem was when I was driving I suddenly didn't know where I was and where I was going. Yeah!!! Honest!!! Memory soon returned but it was frightening at the time. We do some ridiculous things when in anxiety state and the secret still lies in ACCEPTANCE.  Once, when in anxiety I was sitting reading a newspaper in a lay by. (for our US readers that's where you can pull in off the road!), and I read about a guy who had died in a lay by. I couldn't get out quick enough. Totally illogical, but tell me that at the time!! Don't judge yourself by how you feel now.

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This type of event has happened to me many times over the years and I just blow it off as a result of fatigue,  doing too many things at once, being in a hurry, too many things on my mind, etc. 

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I would have to agree.  It's been happening to me lately, too.  I don't get enough sleep during the week and then I crash on weekends.  It does have an impact on memory.

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So y'all have these events where all of the sudden you aren't clear on what you've been doing the past hour or so?

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Most definitely.

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Yes, definitely.....and it's random stuff.  Stress can do it, too.

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