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    Some of us have written about these types of episodes. I have moments when I am driving when I will suddenly lose a sense of where I am and/or where I am going. Even within half a mile from home. I have learned not to panic and these episodes pass. For me they pass within a few minutes.
    It is not uncommon to find people with MS describing such episodes.

    You must have been scared. I was the first time it happened to me.
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    After my BIG fall I halusinated about stuff, but never had that lost feeling.
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    Occasionally I feel lost and unfamiliar on a well traveled road. It lasts less than minute. I thought it was due to ageing, no?

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    I don't know if these episodes of what I thought was sudden memory loss are the same as the feeling of being lost.

    A couple of times in the last 10 years or so I've lost my memory suddenly. The first time it lasted maybe 5-10 minutes, the second time only a minute or less, but it was unsettling to put it mildly.

    I believe I was still aware of where I was but then I was at home both times. Just couldn't remember anything. I'm chalking it up to aging or MS. Just glad it didn't last.
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
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    I was having what my doctor called "seizures" after I went to see him because of it. I couldn't begin to describe them because it felt so strange, I couldn't put it into words. But he started me on a medication, and I've never had one since.

    You need to describe to your doctor what you are feeling, and he may be able to know exactly what you need.

    Good luck to you, and don't put it off. The worst suffering is suffering over something that could have been easily prevented.
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    (((((Howie))))). ((((((Agate))))))
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    Yes, I have had a few of these episodes where just briefly I would have to think about how was the best way to get home. I thought maybe it was because I don't get out nearly as much, and construction around here is unbelievable. I know it is everywhere, but this is one of the very largest growing areas. We have what is known as the "Research Triangle Park" which employs countless of thousands high tech jobs. So it keeps this area growing and changing.

    However, it does feel frightening the few times this has happened to me.
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    WOW.
    Forwarned is forarmed.
    So sorry and thank you for sharing.

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    I 'lose my way' all the time, but it's something I've learned to live with: It doesn't last very long in my case, and it always goes away, then I become reoriented; I also stick pretty close to home.

    And, like most things, I've chosen not to medicate it. In fact, I've never seriously considered asking about it.

    In my experience, the usual reaction — assuming you get one — is over-medication (long-term or short-); there just isn't time in a typical office visit for sufficiently in-depth discussion to prevent it.

    :politics: ON

    If I went down that road every time I had an MS flair/attack/symptom, I'd probably be on so many drugs I'd make a certain, 'presumptuous' presidential candidate look like a piker.

    :politics: OFF
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    PO.......LOLolLOLLol!!!
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