I had something like this happen in the past but it wasn’t my speech that was impared - it was my memory.
The wife was doing laundry and I was in the bathroom taking a leak - that’s when I blackout. The wife tells me I came out of the bathroom and called out to her. When she found me she said I kept saying “I don’t know where I am!” So she sat me down and started asking me questions - what year is it, whose the president, etc. I answered some of the questions right, some wrong, but then she asked me what the last question she asked me was and I couldn’t tell her. That’s when she took me to the hospital.
This is where the haziness starts to lift and I can remember things about the “episode” - as my wife and I have come to call it. During the ride to the hospital, I didn’t recognize anything about the streets I grew up on. Not one thing - that was probably the scariest part of it all. I knew that I SHOULD recognize the area, but I just COULDN’T. It was such a weird feeling. Once at the ER, things started to come back to me, slowly.
The docs checked me over, scanned my head to make sure I didn’t have a stroke. The told me I was dehydrated with extremely low potassium and magnesium levels, plus they also detected opiates in my system. :eek: I had no idea where they were getting this from. I wasn’t on drugs of any kind and I didn’t feel dehydrated (I’ve had experience with both :D). Nonetheless, they sent me home assuming I was just some druggie who had a bad trip.
Anyway, to this day I still believe I had a TIA. It still scares me from time to time and watching this reporter brought it all back…