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Sudden memory loss, disorientation. Headache, pain in ribs

I had a sudden loss of memory and disorientation while skiing the other day. I also think i wiped out but i have no memory of how this happened. Apparently i called my wife during the episode. I told her I felt strange and disoriented and that i had scratches on my hands and face but could not understand how i got them. I was feeling strong otherwise. I also had no idea i was the one placing the call to my wife and could no remember we had talked earlier that day, a couple of hours ago. I woke up with a mild headache the following day, scratches on my head and pain on one side of my ribs.
Asked On : Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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Dec 2014
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You had sudden memory loss, disorientation while you were skiing. You were feeling disoriented and strange. Also you had headache and also scratches on head and pain in ribs.
Probably you had episode of seizure. Seizure probably Generalized tonic clonic type usually present with symptoms of sudden onset involuntary movements of limbs, loss of consciousness for some time. Usually episode last for few seconds only. After episode individual remain confused with fatigue in limbs as due to seizure. Loss of memory for episode occurs because of anterograde amnesia.
You had scratches on head and injury because of sudden fall due to seizure.
So as per my opinion visit a good Neurologist and take opinion regarding episode. EEG can be done to ascertain any seizure activity in brain if any.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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