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HomeAnswersPsychiatrydissociative disorderI have breathless attacks and memory lapses. Why?

I am unable to recall some of the things I did in the last two months. Please help.


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Answered by

Dr. Prashanth. B

Medically reviewed by

Dr. K. Shobana

Published At November 14, 2017
Reviewed AtFebruary 21, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have not been able to remember some of the stuff I have done these past two months. It has actually been a problem for around five years, but it was not this bad. I have had entire days missing from my memory, and people around me have said that I have done or said bad things to them, some even showing proof. Now, sometimes I have an attack. It comes randomly, but also when I try to tell people about this too. During the attack, it is hard to breathe, my hands shake, and my heart races, but I feel the need to struggle against it because every time I give in, I forget again. These attacks have only been there these past two months. Please help.

Answered by Dr. Prashanth. B


Welcome to icliniq.com.

The problem you have mentioned looks interesting. We need to see those episodes and have a complete evaluation. It may be dissociative episodes. If so, counseling and medicine would help. We need to rule out seizures too. So, I suggest you consult a psychiatrist at the earliest for appropriate treatment. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Prashanth. B
Dr. Prashanth. B


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