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Amnesia leaves woman with 17 year gap

Posted on Saturday, 30 July, 2011 | Comment icon 22 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A 34-year-old mother woke up one day believing she was still 15 and about to sit her school exams.

Naomi Jacobs couldn't understand what was happening, all she could remember was going to bed as a 15-year-old before waking up to find that she was 34 years old. Doctors believe that Naomi was under so much stress that part of her brain effectively shut down, erasing her memories of the previous 17 years.

"She was left baffled by the internet, and flummoxed by her mobile phone as she struggled to get to grips with modern life."

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Comment icon #13 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 30 July, 2011, 19:07
Geez..How much stress does one have to be under to revert like that? That's just bizarre. A heck of a lot.. I have heard of that happening before.. Stress can cause so many things to go wrong with the body
Comment icon #14 Posted by Bildr on 30 July, 2011, 20:42
"Although it was traumatic, I'm really grateful for being thrown forward through time now. "I've been able to follow my childhood dream of becoming a writer - and am currently writing my story." that'sa special situation,her episodic problem helped her do one of her more cherished childhood dream
Comment icon #15 Posted by ShadowSot on 30 July, 2011, 21:23
Looks like she's publishing a book on it and just happened to keep a diary with all of the relevant information about her past. To, this isn't the first time she's hit the news, looks like she's trying to get some popularity.
Comment icon #16 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 30 July, 2011, 21:26
Looks like she's publishing a book on it and just happened to keep a diary with all of the relevant information about her past. To, this isn't the first time she's hit the news, looks like she's trying to get some popularity. Well fair play to her.. Maybe the stress was money problems and other things.. she is noted to be a single mother living in a council house... I guess she wants a better life ..for her and her daughter.. So I say, way to go, hope it sells for her ...
Comment icon #17 Posted by Razer on 30 July, 2011, 21:55
Something smells a bit off with this story. Maybe it happened, but is seems far more likely that someone attention seeking would make this up than for it to actually happen.
Comment icon #18 Posted by xXHellkittiesXx on 31 July, 2011, 1:56
Neat ^^ Neat ^^
Comment icon #19 Posted by tipotep on 1 August, 2011, 1:08
Imagine waking up and finding out you owned a Fiat Bravo - that would be a nightmare in itself TiP.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Atlantis Rises on 6 August, 2011, 17:51
If this is what it takes to fulful a childhood dream of being a writer, then bring me TGA.
Comment icon #21 Posted by minera on 12 August, 2011, 6:16
maybe that is all what life is....a dream inside the dream
Comment icon #22 Posted by minera on 12 August, 2011, 6:20
maybe that is all what life is....a dream inside the dream

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