Pensioner Headed For A&E After Short Term Memory Loss Was Triggered By Sex

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A pensioner who went to A&E at University Hospital Limerick reporting short-term memory loss, has found that it was precipitated by daytime sex with his wife.

A paper in the Irish Medical Journal reveals how the 66-year-old man suffered from sudden onset amnesia or Transient Global Amnesia (TGA) within ten minutes of having sex.

That was also the second time that he had experienced sudden onset amnesia within ten minutes of sexual intercourse.

In the Irish Medical Journal report, the Department of Neurology at UHL clearly shows in this case, how sexual intercourse can trigger a recurrence of this strain of amnesia.

Medics recounted in the report as to how the man endured sixty minutes of amnesia before presenting himself to A&E.

The medics state that “on the afternoon presentation, he had engaged in sexual intercourse 10 minutes before the onset of memory disturbance”.

They recount “after seeing the date on his phone, he became distressed that he had forgotten his wedding anniversary the day before”.

He had, in fact, celebrated his wedding anniversary with his wife and family on the previous day.

His autobiographical memory remained intact, but he had no memory of that morning or the celebrations the night before”.

The report adds that “the man repetitively questioned his wife and daughter over the events of that morning and the previous day”, and that “no other neurological symptoms were reported and upon arrival to the emergency department his neurological examination was completely normal”.