After a session of “mind-blowing” sex with her husband, a 59-year old woman temporarily lost several years worth of her memories. Now I know why my wife is so forgetful!
(runs far, far away)
As they lay in bed, Scott (the couple asked that their last name not be used) flicked on the television, which was showing the Olympics. This perplexed Alice. “Is there an Olympics?” she asked. This was during the Michael Phelps mania, when the swimmer seemed to be everywhere.
“Are you sure there is an Olympics?” Alice asked again.
Scott recalled, “I saw that something was wrong, so I asked her, ‘OK what day is it?’ “
Alice appeared even more perplexed.
“Who’s our president?” he quizzed.
“Bill Clinton,” she answered. This was 2008.
Scott darted out of bed and called 911. The paramedics suspected a stroke and rushed the befuddled Alice to the emergency room.
For decades, doctors described cases of a rare neurological condition that usually occurred in patients over age 50. Neurologists noted that patients knew their identities, but couldn’t retain recent memory, where they were and how they got there. They showed no other symptoms.
Sex is one of the major triggers for the baffling medical condition called transient global amnesia in which patients lose their ability to retain immediate memory.
Read the whole story (it’s kind of funny) at CNN
Thank you Paul Gallagher!