Hello. I have tossed around the idea of joining a support group for some time now but did not think I would actually find one. I figured my problem was so unusual it probably did not have a community. It is comforting to know that there are others who can understand what it feels like to not be able to know a part of your own life; as if missing a piece in the puzzle that is yourself. I find that it is hard for people who have not experienced amnesia to really grasp the psychological slam accompanying it. Finally, after persuasion by a friend I am very lucky to have I took the time and effort to search out others and I hope I have come to the right place. It wasn't easy for me, because I am severely depressed and it means facing one of my biggest problems. I am uncertain and live in fear of losing more of myself. In the last year I have developed such a social phobia that /i am almost housebound. I cannot talk on the phone without having an anxiety attack which means that I rarely speak to my friends or family. I am also the kind of person who tends to put of a shield of spikes when I am frightened, pushing away those who want to help and depriving myself of chances for recovery. I know this is a social group designed specifically to support amnesia sufferers but it is impossible for me to separate that from my other problems so I hope that it is OK to speak of them here. Perhaps I can also be of some help to others like me as I learn how to deal with my issues in a healthy way.
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