posted on Aug, 28 2006 @ 04:30 PM
First of all, I would like to concur with what others have said: please seek professional medical attention promptly. I say this not because I think
you're crazy, or sick, or "mental," but because you could have suffered serious brain trauma of some kind, or be suffering from some other serious
medical affliction that requires prompt treatment and/or supervision. Your life could very well be in danger for all you or I know. It's better to be
safe than sorry. Seek medical attention.
That said, I will say to you what I say to everyone with a story like yours: I believe you, because I will give you the benefit of the doubt. You are
innocent until proven guilty. I have seen no absolute proof that you are lying. Therefore, there is reasonable doubt as to whether you are lying.
Granted, there is also reasonable doubt (more than reasonable doubt) as to whether you are being honest, but I believe in people being completely
innocent until proven guilty, whether it be in court, or on a message forum like this one.
I don't know if you're lying. Because I don't know that, and can't know that, I have no choice but to trust you until I know for
certain that you're a liar. So, for the time being, I trust you because I have no concrete reason not to. If I were in your shoes, I would be
terrified of being committed for life if I walked into a hospital telling the story you're telling us. I know people who have been wrongfully
committed against their will. That's one reason I'm not as quick to judge as others may be. I see your fear as rational, within the context of a
confused, frightened, overwhelmed person who just woke up and found out three years have inexplicably passed.
Nonetheless, I still think if you can calm down, collect your thoughts, and go to a physician, you can rationally demonstrate to them that you are
sane, and that something has happened to you that needs consideration and investigation. They're scientists and physicians, so that is what they will
do: consider and investigate your psychiatric and physical condition. If you're sane, and you are calm and rational, chances are that you'll be
released without them being able to explain what's wrong with you, or they'll find something physically telling with an MRI or CT. Either way,
you'll know for certain whether you are physically okay.
Once you know you're physically alright, you can begin trying to piece together what - if anything - happened. Find out whether you're alright
first, though, please.