10 years ago, at the age of 14, I had the wierdest symptoms, frightening enough that to this day I have flashbacks about it every week at least once.
I was watching TV with my mum, and suddenly my mouth went COMPLETELY dry. I went to the kitchen, had some water, but it was of no use, it was like sandpaper! Two minutes later a sudden, intense burning/pressure pain errupted in the front of my head (like BOOM!)...so bad I thought I was dying. After sitting up it alleviated in about 2 minutes, but left a bizarre symptom: My short term memory recall was 70% gone! Literally, you could ask me a question and I would completely forget 3 seconds later it was ever asked. I just went to bed early that night, thinking it was probably a weird infection/food poisoning, given that the awful pain lasted only 2 minutes. The next day my memory was still affected, but it gradually corrected itself within 2 days.
I have always wandered what caused this. Recently, I have had a echocardiogram (for Marfan Syndrome investigation) performed and it detected a 'small' PFO; I have read that this, logically, can increase stroke risk in young individuals, and given that I was so young my stroke risk might be higher at a later point.
My question is therefore: Do my symptoms resemble a TIA/mini stroke (dry mouth/memory)? And if they do, would people recommend I follow this up with my GP in view to investigating this further for repair?
I would be ever so grateful for any input, really need advice on this.