Over the years I've had a few experiences with literally "blanking out" to the point that even years after I can't recollect what would have happened during that time, I'll expand:

  1. Some time in 2002 I was driving to work and found myself a far distance from the intersection that I would use to get to my job. When I came to my senses I did not know where I was, luckily I looked to my right and recognized a building that I knew, which was close to an exit where I could get to the other side of the highway to get to work. During the time that I "blanked" I would have passed a huge intersection which traffic lights in four different directions - I have no recollection of whether I ran the traffic light or stopped at a red light or nothing for that matter - this scares me even to this day.
  2. Then some time in 2008 (I think), I left home, jumped into my car (my husband was driving this time) and went to work. My husband dropped me off at work and went back home, he then called me and told me that the entire apartment was open, the fans were on, the television set was on, the door was wide open - I just walked out of the place and went to work, I have no recollection of doing that - luckily no one entered the apartment. Within a few weeks/days I became ill and learned that I was in a depression - I quickly pulled myself out of it, even though I hadn't known about LOA at the time but I've always believed in "getting back on your feet"
  3. Last year I came to work, went to my office, found the door locked, a sign on the door that wasn't mine and a tag number on the door that was completely different. There was someone in the other office close by and I asked her if she knew where "they'd moved my things" - she looked at me confused and said she didn't know. I went to the Secretary and she didn't know where my things were. I then called my boss and she told me to wait in the lunch room until she got to work. While sitting in the lunch room for a while - a thought came to me - maybe I was on the wrong floor, only to discover that I was actually on the wrong floor and that my office was exactly where it should be. Now my concern about this is that it's almost as though I was in a whole other dimension for at least a half hour. I know this one is pretty funny - I laugh at it myself sometimes, but it's also scary. The only thing I can think of is that that morning I meditated using Deepak Chopra's 21 day meditation, don't remember which day I was on but I remember that the topic of the meditation really resonated with me that morning.
  4. Now - TODAY, I came back in (to work) from lunch, came into the main door, ready to enter into the second door and attempted to stick my office key in the second door, fiddled with it for some time and then realized I hadn't reached my office yet.

When I was 9 years old I was in a car crash - I have absolutely no recollection of it, I remember waking up in the hospital, even then it didn't come back to me. Someone had to tell me what had happened and I still didn't remember it. Those few hours during the time it happened, to my time in surgery - to when I woke up is completely blank for me.

This never concerned me before, but I'm concerned now - this is getting scary.

asked 05 Mar '13, 14:46

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edited 05 Mar '13, 14:56

To be quite honest, I think all your examples are perfectly normal experiences. There is no reason to get scared, at all.

(06 Mar '13, 13:16) flowsurfer

Thank you @flowsurfer for pointing out positive in this, I'm just concerned because it seems to be happening more often now

(07 Mar '13, 13:38) MoonWillow
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I would say that you have memory problem or deficit attention from what you describe.It could be also small or moderate epilepsy;people that are epileptic sometime they are not there mentally.I know someone that have that he falled down when he was a child and that is what he as epilepsy he loose connection and awareness of what is happening for some short laps of time fee second or fee minutes. Since you have add a car crash i would say to go see the doctor. From what you describe your body run on automatic since you do not remember getting somewhere and also it is not the right place and you do not notice that you are not at the right place. explain that to your doctor ask for a check up he can do a brain scan and some test for memory and awareness. for epilepsy they have some medication to take daily to stop those seizure from happening.

So the depression might not be the right diagnostic,since your mind can have some trauma from your car crash that happenned when you where younger.

It is important that you counsult a doctor because if you have seizure often you can have accident or cause accident.

look at this link:


normal doses of certain drugs that lower the seizure threshold, such as tricyclic antidepressants

Did you take antidepressants?

It can cause seizure,here is the list of tricyclic antidepressants,you can look if you are taking one of those medication. The TCAs include the following agents which are predominantly serotonin and/or norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors:

Amitriptyline (Tryptomer, Elavil) Amitriptylinoxide (Amioxid, Ambivalon, Equilibrin) Butriptyline (Evadyne) Clomipramine (Anafranil) Demexiptiline (Deparon, Tinoran) Desipramine (Norpramin, Pertofrane) Dibenzepin (Noveril, Victoril) Dimetacrine (Istonil, Istonyl, Miroistonil) Dosulepin/Dothiepin (Prothiaden) Doxepin (Adapin, Sinequan) Imipramine (Tofranil, Janimine, Praminil) Imipraminoxide (Imiprex, Elepsin) Lofepramine (Lomont, Gamanil) Melitracen (Deanxit, Dixeran, Melixeran, Trausabun) Metapramine (Timaxel) Nitroxazepine (Sintamil) Nortriptyline (Pamelor, Aventyl, Norpress) Noxiptiline (Agedal, Elronon, Nogedal) Pipofezine (Azafen/Azaphen) Propizepine (Depressin, Vagran) Protriptyline (Vivactil) Quinupramine (Kevopril, Kinupril, Adeprim, Quinuprine) and

Amineptine (Survector, Maneon, Directim) - Norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor Iprindole (Prondol, Galatur, Tetran) - 5-HT2 receptor antagonist Opipramol (Insidon, Pramolan, Ensidon, Oprimol) - σ receptor agonist Tianeptine (Stablon, Coaxil, Tatinol) - Selective serotonin reuptake enhancer Trimipramine (Surmontil) - 5-HT2 receptor antagonist


Go see the doctor tell him you have seizure memory lost and and lost of awareness or counscience. And that you add a car accident when young and add allready memory lost at the hospital after the car accident.And that you might have epilepsy or brain trama similar to epilepsy,causing you seizure.

The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) define an epileptic seizure as "a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain."[5] Epileptic seizures can occur in someone who does not have epilepsy – as a consequence of head injury, drug overdose, toxins, eclampsia or febrile convulsions, for example.

Medically, when used on its own, the term seizure implies an epileptic seizure. The lay use of this word can also include sudden attacks of illness, loss of control, spasm or stroke.[5] Where the physician is uncertain as to the diagnosis, the medical term paroxysmal event and the lay terms spells, funny turns or attacks may be used.

I might not be a doctor but i find it logical that if you add car accident and memory lost as a child.

And have been diagnose as depressive when having a seizure,and that antidrepessent medication can cause you more seizure, that the doctor that have diagnose you as depressif might not have give the proper diagnostic,was it a lack of knowledge from is part? Did you tell him the car accident and the memory lost as a child?Did you tell him what you experience when you have those seizure?Did he check for brain trauma(brain scan,memory test,awareness test,put you in observation to see what is happening with you)?


answered 05 Mar '13, 20:12

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white tiger

edited 05 Mar '13, 21:03

@White Tiger - thank you for your answer. I didn't take antidepressants when I was told that I was in a depression, I just kinda 'willed' myself out of it. I am still hoping it's not a medical problem but thank you very much for the advice - I will certainly consider seeing a doctor.

(06 Mar '13, 09:57) MoonWillow

Good to ear that you did not take antidepressants,but other thing can also cause it you can look cause of seizure if you follow the link.Anny how you should see a doctor and get checked. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epileptic_seizure

(06 Mar '13, 18:19) white tiger

Did you ever run into people that seem to know you well but you feel you never meant them?

They seem to act like, "What is wrong with you?" Maybe even they call you by a different name than you ever heard.

Do you ever wonder where you got new cloths or shoes but have no memory of buying anything?

Did you have an abusive childhood?

These aren't questions so much you have to answer to me as much as consider if you have.

If you have, please see a psychologist that knows DID or MPD.


answered 05 Mar '13, 22:56

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Wade Casaldi

@Wade - no, none of this ever happened to me so maybe my situation isn't that bad, neither did I have an abusive childhood. We were poor while growing up but not street-poor, we always had food and a house and enough clothing etc. but conditions weren't the best. We all grew up fine.... and alive, so nothing out of the ordinary really. Thanks much for your answer

(06 Mar '13, 09:59) MoonWillow

This is good, maybe you can narrow it down from our different answers to get the right help. May God's blessings be with you.

(06 Mar '13, 11:14) Wade Casaldi
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