American woman suffers amnesia after having sex

A 59 year old American woman has told how she suffered a sudden attack of amnesia after having sex with her husband.

The sudden loss of memory, called “transient global amnesia” or TGA, is caused by pressure in blood vessels in the brain, and can be triggered by strenuous activities such as exercising, suddenly plunging into icy cold or very hot water or having sex.

Alice had the worrying experience after she and her husband Scott had sex last August. She suddenly, albeit temporarily, lost all memory of the last several years and the ability to form new memories and felt very disorientated.

After sex they turned on the television, which was showing the Beijing Olympics, and she asked: "Is there an Olympics?"

On seeing that something was wrong, he asked her what day it was but this seemed to puzzle her even more.

When she couldn’t answer, he asked her to name the current President, to which she replied: "Bill Clinton." Scott called an ambulance and attending paramedics suspected a stroke and Alice was rushed to hospital.

However, neurologists were soon able to diagnose TGA, a rare neurological condition relatively common experience in the over-50s.

Dr Louis Caplan, professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, said: "Sex is actually a well-known precipitator.

"One of the things people have done to look at transient global amnesia is to look at frequency of various precipitants and sex always comes out as one of the most common."

People with a history of migraines and severe headaches are more prone to TGA.  Although Alice recovered fully, she still cannot remember what happened that morning. However, it is likely that she enjoyed herself.

'I was lucky because nothing bad came of it,' said Alice. 'I wasn't frightened. My husband and family were frightened. I was totally out to lunch.'

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Must have been a mind blowing episode... really blew her brains off...tsk tsk tsk..

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