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Roger Clark aka Rex

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10-15-2011 05:55 PM

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Sex can be mind-blowing – but not always in a good way, as scientists have found it can wipe your memory.

They cite the case of a 54-year-old woman who arrived at a hospital in Washington DC in a state of panic because she’d just been intimate with her husband and immediately lost all recollection of the previous 24 hours.

This rare condition is called ‘transient global amnesia’ and is always temporary, but because it’s so severe, it can be very distressing, say researchers.
The brain doesn’t suffer any harm, though, according to one neurologist not involved in the case. Indeed, brains scans of the woman at Georgetown University Hospital showed no damage had occurred.

Very little is known about what triggers the condition, though some doctors believe that misfiring valves in the neck may be the cause.

Instead of closing shut, they are remaining open to allow pressure in the stomach to push oxygen-poor blood that should be seeping downwards to the heart, back up through the jugular veins and in to the part of the brain that controls memories.

Sebastian Ameriso, from the Institute for Neurological Research in Buenos Aires, told Livescience: ‘We don’t know very much about the cause. It causes a lot of alarm, but this is not a stroke or an event that causes damage to the brain. It’s almost always very benign.’

The 54-year-old woman, whose case was reported in The Journal of Emergency Medicine, will have been just one of three to five people per 100,000 a year affected by transient global amnesia.

In the majority of cases it takes just a few hours for the memory to return.

Exerting yourself in other ways – such as weight-lifting or even going to the loo – can also lead to transient global amnesia.

And it’s the older generation, those in their 50s and 60s, who are most at risk.

Ameriso urges anyone with sudden memory loss to seek medical help as it could be a symptom of something far more serious, such as a stroke.

So that’s why the next morning one cannot remember his or her name…

Sorry, I just can’t remember where this article came from ….... but you will understand why?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.


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patron

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#1 posted 10-15-2011 05:58 PM

sounds like a good way to forget some things too

worth trying

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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saddletramp

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#2 posted 10-15-2011 06:07 PM

Damn, I’m just not suffering nearly enough memory loss!!

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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Richard

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#3 posted 10-15-2011 06:08 PM

Exerting yourself in other ways – such as weight-lifting or even going to the loo – can also lead to transient global amnesia.

If you get it from this, I think you had another problem in the first place.

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 10-15-2011 06:39 PM

Roger,

Roger, that is your Name isn’t it?
If I lived closer, I’d be tempted to come over and whack you a few times around your NECK… to hopefully Jog a Cog Loose and get you better FAST!

Or did you say you had a pain in your neck? ... something about your neck…

I remember now… You’re getting to be a Real Pain in the Neck!

Yes, if anything, maybe just a good massage is all that is needed…(?)

Anyway, sure hope you feel better soon… and don’t slip & break anything on that sawdust!

Take care… and thanks for the Update! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#5 posted 10-15-2011 06:46 PM

Joe – Who?

Now be sensible Joe, the old adage ” A #@* is a terrible thing to waste” may be wrong. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 10-15-2011 06:58 PM

That’s just not fair. Sex for us older guys is infrequent enough as it is…. I certainly don’t want to forget any of it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Sawkerf

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#7 posted 10-15-2011 06:58 PM

My problem with old age is that it comes at a really inconvenient time. – lol

Hmm, For some reason, I’m having to log in each time I come here. Just started that today.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#8 posted 10-15-2011 07:00 PM

Sawkerf;

Hmmmm, Your computer may have had a hot and steamy night. lol

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#9 posted 10-15-2011 07:08 PM

Charlie, I knew it, there IS a plausible and believable explanation why a partner will cry out another’s name at the most critical time. I expect many divorces have been the lack of medical knowledge about outbursts like those. ???

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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IrreverentJack

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#10 posted 10-15-2011 07:10 PM

lost all recollection of the previous 24 hours —- it takes just a few hours for the memory to return

Sounds like a possible twofer to me. -Jack

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David Grimes

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#11 posted 10-15-2011 07:15 PM

@Rex, I’d say that anybody with starched saw dust would ALREADY be too blind to go to the shop. ;=)

So, basically what you’re saying is that no brains are getting screwed out… that all the “where am I” and “Who are you” and “What’s all that?” is brought on not by manhood and prowess, but by neck vein check valve malfunction ? Just HAD TO RUIN IT, didn’t you ? ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#12 posted 10-15-2011 07:27 PM

David G,

Sorry to burst your bubble, but these are medical facts, but you can still go on pretending if that makes you feel better.
Now, as Joe – what’s his name, stated a pain in the neck can have other diagnosis’s.
The jury is still out on “Pain in the Butt” as to what that can cause, my guess is that it may cause unkind thoughts. What do you think?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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rsdowdy

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#13 posted 10-15-2011 07:38 PM

Man I haven’t remembered anything in weeks…..oh…. I guess I am a lucky guy after all.

Royal

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#14 posted 10-15-2011 07:44 PM

Royal,

I bet you wish you had a workshop.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Rick Dennington

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#15 posted 10-15-2011 08:27 PM

Sounds like you old timers are one step from the grave, and looking in…..Glad I’m still young and virel…..

My wife says I cry out afterwards, but come to find out it is only nightmares…...oh well…..

-- Here in the South, we say "down the road a piece"...and , "it's over yonder".....!!

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