Originally Posted by Cindy1230
. . . Is it common not to remember you age or phone number during this or not being able to talk? . . . Has that happened to you or do you know what would cause this?
Yes, it's caused by lack of oxygen to the brain. Your episode sounds like maybe it was a combo of hyperventilation (from panic attack) and low blood calcium.
Mine are caused by a type of low blood pressure called Neurally Mediated Hypotension. Once it starts, if I don't lay down with my head down, it progresses till I pass out and seize. I can hear but it sounds like everything is off in the distance, down a tunnel and I can't understand anything anyone is saying to me. My vision is the first to go - fuzzy, like on an old TV set - then slowly goes black. Talking is out of the question, I barely even know where I am during one of these things
. I've passed out in grocery stores, it's very embarrassing. When I come to I'm out of it, weak, pale and shaky, in a cold sweat.