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How does DID affect your life?
I didnt recognize your name so I read your profile and past posts...

DID is a lot different than your mental disorder (schizophrenia)

DID is a dissociative disorder that begins in very early childhood and affects a persons whole life in every aspect of life....

heres an example....

any time it stormed (rained thundered ....) I would dissociate (feel numb spaced out and disconnected) then my alter rainy would be in control to take care of that.

it did not matter whether I was with my friends, in school, which grade or class I was in, whether I was at work, at home, enjoying school functions, or just hanging with my friends. if a storm was happening I was dissociated.

according to your past posts you are into drugs and alcohol and dont care about whether or not you are throwing your life away...

DID is different. its a protection/ survival thing where drugs and alcohol use has to be ruled out as a problem, and surviving / staying alive at all costs is what its about.

my suggestion if you think you may have a mental disorder different than what you are diagnosed please contact your treatment provider. they will explain to you how and why you are diagnosed with what you are diagnosed with and why you are not diagnosed with DID. they can also get you set up for the very lengthy and involved testing process to find out if you have DID instead of schizophrenia.
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I didnt recognize your name so I read your profile and past posts...

DID is a lot different than your mental disorder (schizophrenia)

DID is a dissociative disorder that begins in very early childhood and affects a persons whole life in every aspect of life....

heres an example....

any time it stormed (rained thundered ....) I would dissociate (feel numb spaced out and disconnected) then my alter rainy would be in control to take care of that.

it did not matter whether I was with my friends, in school, which grade or class I was in, whether I was at work, at home, enjoying school functions, or just hanging with my friends. if a storm was happening I was dissociated.

according to your past posts you are into drugs and alcohol and dont care about whether or not you are throwing your life away...

DID is different. its a protection/ survival thing where drugs and alcohol use has to be ruled out as a problem, and surviving / staying alive at all costs is what its about.

my suggestion if you think you may have a mental disorder different than what you are diagnosed please contact your treatment provider. they will explain to you how and why you are diagnosed with what you are diagnosed with and why you are not diagnosed with DID. they can also get you set up for the very lengthy and involved testing process to find out if you have DID instead of schizophrenia.

So it doesn't affect your life a lot?
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So it doesn't affect your life a lot?
it .............does........... affect a persons life.

it affects ...................every.............. part of a persons life.

if you need more information contact your treatment provider. they will explain to you in a way that you can understand and they can tell you how this disorder is different than what they diagnosed you with. and why.
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it .............does........... affect a persons life.

it affects ...................every.............. part of a persons life.

if you need more information contact your treatment provider. they will explain to you in a way that you can understand and they can tell you how this disorder is different than what they diagnosed you with. and why.
Oh I don't have DID.
Trying to find people who are though
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it .............does........... affect a persons life.

it affects ...................every.............. part of a persons life.

if you need more information contact your treatment provider. they will explain to you in a way that you can understand and they can tell you how this disorder is different than what they diagnosed you with. and why.
Hi amanda,

I have spoken with you in past. Some good conversations, some not. I just want to clarify here bc I know Caitlin as well. Caitlin and I were discussing different dx's one day and this is one she did not know a lot about. I told her it would be best to read the description of the disorder, the posts here, and if she felt comfortable - to post in here. After all, isn't it best to talk to those who deal with it first hand rather than those who have second or third hand knowledge? Anyway .. that's what she's doing here - not necessarily trying to dx herself .. she may or may not agree with her dx but learning about other disorders does not mean she is trying to dx herself nor is it a bad thing.

Anyway .. that's just my observation. Take care. ❤
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Another thing I am not sure you are aware of, amandalouise, is that drug abuse can be comormid with DID. The problem is, it is often overlooked by psychiatrists, but that does not mean it is not present. Here is an article from a reputable site to explain what I am saying.

Dissociative identity disorder and substance abuse: the forgotten relationship. - PubMed - NCBI

I am not trying to argue with you. Just letting you know so you can be aware. ❤

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How does DID affect your life?
Wow. I was just diagnosed. I have no communication with my other parts. I know there are children and a few ANPs, but I don't know any of them. My therapist has met some, however, how many is unclear. It's a strange thing for me, because previous to this I thought the disorder didn't exist. I lose whole weekends, my son deals with it well, however, I think the only time he's run into a child me was in the middle of the night. I'd like to know more, but am just at the beginning of this journey.
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Oh I don't have DID.
Trying to find people who are though
Hi, so DID can and does effect every aspect of our lives. At any given moment I can have someone else just take over without my permission because they are there to prevent me from feelings of pain, anxiety, fear.... literally anything. Then there are the episodes of amnesia or even the alters emotions bleeding out and effecting you.
I have one that is obsessed with food and sometimes that is a good thing it kept me alive when I was homeless and had no choice but to eat from dumpsters, but now she causes me some problems with my weight.
The whole thing is very confusing and especially difficult when you don’t understand what is happening
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the stigma that comes with it and the wrong alters being called the wrong names are what winds me up

that and time loss

trying to peace together days (sometimes weeks), often failing
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