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Comment author: Strilanc 15 October 2012 06:03:27AM *  0 points [-]

I had a similar experience with my girlfriend, except the symptoms were significantly more alarming. She was, among other things, unable to remember many common nouns. I would point and say 'What is that swinging room separator?" and she would be unable to figure out "door".

I was aware from the start that the symptoms might have been due to a migraine aura, having looked up the symptoms on Wikipedia, but was advised by 811 to take her to the hospital immediately. The symptoms were gone before we arrived. Five hours later (a strong hint that at least the triage people thought it wasn't an emergency), a doctor had diagnosed it as a silent migraine.