My girlfriend and I have been together for nearly 3 months now, and since she lives around 2 hours from me, we Skype often. A while ago, say a couple of months, she began to have severe headaches and during them, she would become very confused, and said she found it "hard to think". She couldn't count numbers or remember the day or what time it was, only my name. Usually I would have to talk her to sleep, since we normally Skyped late at night to early in the morning, around 12 am to 5 am, with the episodes often occurring around 2 or 3, but there never was any specific time. They didn't always happen, but many times they did.
She continues to have these episodes, however they've changed somewhat: she still has severe, terrible head pain, only on one side of her head seemingly behind or slightly above her eye, however now, she passes out. She'll awake in about a minute, and will be in a very strange state, paralyzed and unable to move in some cases (she'll only look around the room with her eyes, I ask her to blink if she understands me but she doesn't), at which point the severe head pain will commence again and she'll pass out once more, and will wake up in a different state: sometimes she seems to be herself, but unable to remember anything; other times, she is playful in a way like a child, however she can never talk and is either happy when I play with her, or crying and sad if I don't.
Now, there is something else: on two occasions, she has forgotten who I am. On one occasion over Skype, she forgot who I was, and the year: my girlfriend is 17, and she 'returned' in a way to her 15 year-old self. It was horrifying to see her unable to remember me, however eventually she went to sleep and woke up hyperventilating, at which point she called me and apologized for forgetting: she remembered the ordeal, which is strange as she never normally does.
The second time happened when she was with me: she had passed out again during the pain, and when she awoke, she was frightened by me and ran into the corner; I got the inclination to ask her how old she was to see if she was 'conscious': she held up her hand with 5 fingers. From there I had a conversation with her as a 5 year old; she talked of going to school, her only friend, and that her head 'felt like it was getting stung by a bee'. This may sound ridiculous but I assure you this happened.
One more thing: on both occasions she forgot me, the ages she regressed to (15 and 5), both were a year before a psychologically traumatic event occurred. These events were extremely traumatic and because I respect her privacy I do not wish to go into details, however rest assured they are emotionally scarring.
My question is whether this may be a manifestation of psychological trauma or a physical anomaly. Her legal guardians have refused to take her to a doctor because they don't believe her when she tells them what happens. She is going to continue to try and persuade them to take her as I can no longer sit by and watch these episodes happen.
She has the following symptoms:
-Extreme head pain on one side, slightly above or behind the eye
-Loss of consciousness
-Severe hand tremors
-Occasionally deaf (she sometimes awakes from passing out unable to hear)
-Confusion and disorientation
Those are what I can remember for now.. I apologize for my writing as I'm writing this in a hurry because an episode just occurred an hour or so ago, and I'm very worried because normally the episodes only last around 45 minutes or an hour, however this has gone on for over 3 hours, and she is currently at her grandparents and I have no contact. I appreciate all replies and I really hope a physician or anyone with any medical knowledge can help us with this, it's very scary and we don't know what to do. Even if you are unsure, please, your input will be extremely appreciated.