- Jun 19, 2015
I have a diagnosis of schizoaffective-bipolar. But there are a few things which concern me. Sometimes I forget where I am, where I'm going, who I am, and who other people are. Its been a while since I have have had an episode of this nature. I sometimes lose large blocks of time. The most disturbing episode happened nearly 2 years ago. My sister was letting me use her spare car so long as I drove her BF to work in the afternoon. He was not familiar with the town where we lived as he had just moved in with us from another city. He didn't have a drivers license so he couldn't drive himself. I was taking him to work one day and I took a wrong turn (as he was unfamiliar with the streets he didn't correct me) I drove maybe I mile down the street before I realized I didn't know where I was, i didn't know my name, I didn't know how long I had been driving, I didn't even know he was in the car with me. I looked over and saw him there and didn't know he was with me. I took me a minute or so to even figure out where we were and why we were driving in the first place. The second time this happened I had been at my brothers house and I was walking home (only about a quarter mile at most) and I almost fell down as I suddenly didn't know who I was nor how to walk or whose body I was in (I know that may sound bizzare but that's the best I can explain it) there have been a few times where I would look at the time and then I would look again moments later and it had been 4 or 5 hours. Does this sound like dementia? Or is this just a symptom of SZ/ psychosis?