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has anyone else had this??

worrymuffin

worrymuffin

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Just wondering....
I was driving home last night and kinda blanked out half the journey.
I don't remember getting from one road to the next...
It's happened quite a few times.. and its bothering me.... I'm worried in case I have an accident.

It's a strange sensation... Can't really explain it too well....
 
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mellonheadgirl

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If it always happens when you're. Traveling somewhere it could be a dissociative fugue and you are not likely to have an accident. Happens to me quite often.
 
CBTish

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It happens to all experienced drivers. There's a slightly more detailed description here: When is Consciousness Helpful?

If you're driving home and you are able to imagine that you don't know where you are and you don't know where home is, but you still somehow take the right turnings and get home anyway, that's a different thing. Still fairly common and harmless.

If you take wrong turnings and end up somewhere else, that's different again, and more serious than the other two :panic:

It sounds like you got home, so I suggest that there's nothing to worry about.
 
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