First blog – The Forgetful Intro 

My name is Daniella. I am 25 years of age (apparently lol).

I suffer with what some may call “blackouts”. It starts off with a headache that becomes severely unbearable and I lose consciousness. When I come back round I tend to lose memory of the past 2 days or so. Dr’s and specialists have no idea what this is or what the reason for it may be.

This all started last year when I was at work one evening with an awful headache. I took myself out of the office, sat in the kitchen and took some painkillers. I then collapsed and was found by my colleagues who then called for an ambulance. I wasn’t taken to hospital and the medics put it down to a migraine. 

A few days after this random episode I went out for a meal with family and when I got home I passed out again. Only this time, when I came around, I had lost the past 2 years of my memory, I thought it was 2014 and was understandably very confused. I was in and out of the Dr’s and hospital for some time and ended up being kept in on a ward for a couple of nights. 

I thought it was one huge joke or TV show and everyone was in on it just messing around. I kept waiting to see a camera pop round the corner. I was convinced it was still 2014. I’d forgotten all about my new job, I forgot passwords for my online banking and social media, I had a new partner (luckily I knew her from years ago and she wasn’t a complete stranger!). I was, in a way, quite fortunate that apart from my new job there were no huge changes in my life from 2014-2016.

Numerous tests were done, hundreds of questions were asked but no answers were given and I was discharged. My notes are still getting passed from Dr to Dr. I’m still being poked and prodded by specialists. And I still have no answers. 

I have been retrained at my job thanks to the company and my employees for being so supportive. I have got used to a whole new wardrobe and style. I’ve slowly rebuilt relationships with people I had met during 2014 and 2016. And I’ve just simply adapted to “a new life”.

With my blogs I hope to help people in similar situations. Learn and share coping mechanisms. And maybe start some sort of awareness. Because although I have so many supportive people around me, I feel so lonely due to  the fact that no one can see it from my point of view. 

So please bare with me as I’ve never done a blog before but I hope you enjoy reading my journey 🙂 

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21 thoughts on “First blog – The Forgetful Intro ”

  1. O my gosh, i’d be terrified. I just forget things short term mostly. Suffered through 2 burn outs. It has been hard and mind felt like very oozie and messy.


  2. I am so sorry that you have to go through something like this. The fact you are brave enough to share your experiences is beautiful. I truly hope they can find something that will help you with this. I am so glad to read that you have so many people around that support you and are there for you through times life this. Continue to write, I would love to hear your journey ❤

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  3. Aw that sounds so scary, I hope it gets a bit better for you soon! It sucks when you don’t know what caused it, so don’t know what treatment to try >< I suffer from a kind of ME, feeling intensely unwell all the time, and am about to start an epilepsy drug to treat my hypersomnia and fatigue ❤ I know that my brain crashes down after being overstimulated so maybe ours is something similar? 😀 doctors can be so unhelpful when you have vague symptoms that don't make sense to them, it sucks! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

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    1. Thank you so much for taking time to read my blog🤗
      That sounds awful for You! I’m supposed to be getting some sort of epilepsy medication too! It deffo does get worse when I’m tired and worn out!


  4. Your story is BEYOND amazing. It showed me that I have truly no excuses not to work hard, follow my dreams, and get everything I feel I deserve. Giving up isn’t an option. I love that you’ve opted to continue on with your life as if you don’t suffer from what you described above ❤️ I look forward to reading more.

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