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.

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  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!

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  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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