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Why did this happen?

Is this a sign that I need help?

I have been using my online bank account for many many years. I log in regularly at at least once a week.
Today I forgot my password.... actually the username
I am aware after 3 attempts I would be blocked. So after two failed attempts I left it for a few hours and on the third attempt I remembered the username
Why did this happen?

Last year driving home late at night, I ended up in the front drive of my pervious house which I left in 2002?? 

I will be consulting a doctor.

 

 

 

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07th Dec 2017 16:15

I forgot my PIN number for my cashcard. The same PIN I've used for years, and was deliberately chosen because I could be sure I'd remember it (nothing obvious like a birthday etc.)

I forgot it for a week, to the point I contacted the bank to send a reminder. When the reminder arrived I became convinced that it was the number that failed twice when I first "forgot" it.

I put it down to being 29 for the 24th time.

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07th Dec 2017 16:30

It's called Alzheimers.

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to Portia Nina Levin
07th Dec 2017 16:53

I would agree with you if he was wondering what the password and username were for.

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07th Dec 2017 16:51

Might be psychoanalysis you require. Tell us about your pervy house.

I doubt your experiences are too much to worry about. You probably need a bit of a break. We get so wrapped up with too many trivial things, multi-tasking, never giving sufficient time to concentrate on a single thing.

On my journey to the office I have a few right turns. Sometimes, deep in thought about the day ahead, I'll be in the car and wonder how I got 'here', not remembering the junctions I have crossed at all.

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to andy.partridge
07th Dec 2017 16:55

That'll be the gin. Happens to me all the time.

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By KateR
to Portia Nina Levin
08th Dec 2017 09:53

Not just me then.

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to KateR
08th Dec 2017 10:57

No..it's called auto pilot syndrome..we all have it. Don't worry..be happy..!!

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By DJKL
07th Dec 2017 17:39

Have done the driving thing, left house to go somewhere and then twigged I am heading to the office and not where I intended to go, I think it is more you maybe start thinking about something else whilst driving and auto pilot kicks in re the route you take.

Have even had the odd annoying word escape, the brain closes the path to the recollection of the word; tends to be things like legal terms. I had this a few weeks ago when I could not remember the latin term re abandoned property which subsequently came back to me as, jus derelicti, or at least something like that.

I do not get that concerned, I believe it is merely odd neural paths not working, but the brain then tends to create an alternative path to the part of memory holding the data.

On the plus side I now seem to remember earlier events in my life than I previously recalled, currently the earliest memory is at 3 yrs 3 months whereas when younger I thought my earliest memory was at age 4, odd snippets of memory (well I presume they are memories) have come back to me as I have got older.

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08th Dec 2017 10:10

Thank you all for your comments. I definitely need a break.
To be honest, I have been very stressed recently with a big renovation project at home. picked the wrong builders. They were highly recommended by my brother in-law and I ended up learning about roofing, bricks, plumbing, and boilers! West Hoately multi red is a good brick. Brother in law knows I am not too pleased with his low standards.

Spelling is another problem I have! Without spell check my life would be very difficult. I could be dyslexic?

Tony Blair said education, education, education! Wonder what he is up to these days. I am sure Portia could do a bit of tax planning for him.

Portia is a clearly a very bright and clever lady. From her picture I think she is bloody gorgeous and has a good sense of humour and I get the feeling a volatile temperament. She needs a good man/ or women to give her a lot of love. She is great.

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By chatman
to Martin B
08th Dec 2017 10:53

You are definitely in the late stages of dementia.

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By NH
to Martin B
08th Dec 2017 10:59

I think you also have a split personality, perhaps calling yourself Portia one moment and Martin the next?

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to Martin B
08th Dec 2017 11:30

"Portia is a clearly a very bright and clever lady. From her picture I think she is bloody gorgeous"

Looks like you need a trip to SpecSavers, after the call on the Doctors!

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to Martin B
08th Dec 2017 12:02

Martin B wrote:

Portia is a clearly a very bright and clever lady. From her picture I think she is bloody gorgeous and has a good sense of humour and I get the feeling a volatile temperament. She needs a good man/ or women to give her a lot of love. She is great.

Oh Martin, Martin. Where to start? You know all those minorities you are meant to be sensitive to in modern Britain? I should imagine you have upset them all, including the one that has a man cross-dressing as a female puppet pig. The name for that particular minority escapes me.

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08th Dec 2017 10:51

I would suggest tiredness and stress.

Have a holiday

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08th Dec 2017 10:53

I sometimes stand up then forgot what I stood up for!
Scary!

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08th Dec 2017 11:52

Time to make a living will with instructions to join the queue to Switzerland ?
I have.....

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08th Dec 2017 12:40

I occasionally find myself in a doorway, wondering whether I was going in or coming out.

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By DJKL
to SteLacca
08th Dec 2017 13:29

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself, "Well... how did I get here?"

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to DJKL
08th Dec 2017 14:15

But that situation is just the same as it ever was.

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to stepurhan
08th Dec 2017 16:41

same as it ever was

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08th Dec 2017 12:41

Stress.

Try also reducing your carbohydrate intake and try to focus (Buddhist-style) on the immediate task you are doing.

Having too many windows open in your brain causes it to run slow or to crash.

That's my excuse for walking into the wrong room of the house - or forgetting where I was meant to be going, anyway.

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08th Dec 2017 13:14

I'd lay off the gin and take ten deep breaths . Its not your fault that you are overstretched somehow.
If you go for a half mile walk things cwill feel better. Find out why you are missing old house- what have you lost?

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to HamishMackrell
08th Dec 2017 13:22

HamishMackrell wrote:

Find out why you are missing old house- what have you lost?

Well, it's just that when we were p155ed one night we buried granny in the garden, where we since had a patio laid. We miss her terribly. She's probably dead by now too.

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08th Dec 2017 14:57

I agree that it could be stress,
A few years ago I was sitting my final exams, expecting my first child, moving house and jobs. My short term memory just went, it was scary to be honest. At 25 I lost the power to remember simple information such as names, locations and what I was meant to be doing at home. I went to see the doctor who agreed it was probably stress.
Move forward 2 months, exams done, settling into parent life, home and work it all came back.
You only get one life, take a step back and enjoy it.

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By edhy
08th Dec 2017 16:46

This may be just a passing phenomena due to extra stress. Depending your age this may be early sign of dementia. If such things happen regularly, better visit your doctor.
Even if this is signs of dementia, you need not to worry. After clearing other causes like diabetes or hypertension,some "simple" steps delay dementia; healthy food, good sleep, exercise and mental and social engagements.

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09th Dec 2017 16:09

I felt a bit unusual whilst the fiasco over M.T.D. was dragging out but nothing as extreme as this.
Do you remember who your doctor is ?
Possibly a bit more than a G.P. is needed here.

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