Lost Consciousness For A Few Moments When Speaking In Front Of Many People?
Afternoon, Doc. I am a 27-year-old woman and work as a teacher. Often when teaching or speaking in front of many people, or also driving, I feel a moment of loss of consciousness, such as forgetting where I am, and forgetting what I am doing. But I can still continue what I was doing at that time. Is my health disturbed? Thank you
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Maybe what you mean is a momentary memory loss (not loss of consciousness).
Momentary memory loss when doing activities can be a natural thing if you lack focus and lack of concentration, for example due to the quality and quantity of sleep that is not good, have not eaten, lack of drinking, or do not like the activities you do. If this is what triggers your complaint, of course this is not dangerous and can improve by itself without the need for special handling.
However, if similar complaints occur repeatedly, you should be more vigilant. It is feared, this complaint occurs related to an illness, such as epilepsy, anemia, hypoglycemia, dehydration, electrolyte balance disorders, specific phobias, hypotension, depression, heart problems, transient ischemic attacks, or other medical conditions that require special management. Comprehensive examination is needed in detecting the possibility of triggering your complaints, including for example by conducting laboratory examinations, x-rays, CT scans, brain records, and so on. Therefore, you try to check yourself to a doctor or neurologist.
Right now, here are the initial suggestions we can recommend:
Like the activities that you do
Focus when doing activities, not too many disturbing thoughts
Get enough sleep, eat well
Drink more to avoid dehydration
Expand to do brain exercises, for example by playing crosswords, puzzles, or other activities that hone creativity
Do not carelessly take drugs, especially alcohol
Hope this helps ...