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Old 01-27-2020, 08:39 AM   #1
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Hi, first off so there is no confusion I am transgender. I also have been diagnosed with schizoaffective, depression, anxiety, and ptsd. My symptoms often play off each other. When I'm paranoid my anxiety kicks in. Sometimes my depression and anxiety play off each other to. Other symptoms do the same thing. I was diagnosed at 18 and now 38. I have been to group therapy where I learned ddp to help cope. My issue is I'm trying to cope with multiple symptoms at the same time. Anyone else go through the same thing and how do you cope?
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Hi Emilyrose, I have multiple mental illnesses too (schizoaffective/bipolar, PTSD, and probably ADHD). It's hard. It helps to read up about all the different illnesses and stock up on some good coping skills (things like journaling, drawing, etc) and grounding techniques (things that help ground you like square breathing).
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I do use grounding and squared breathing. Sometimes when the anxiety is to far its really hard to calm down. At night trying to fall asleep is the worst. I start to think about my current issues without even trying to. Then all the thoughts from my depression come up and anxiety kicks in. That's the hardest time to use grounding. It sometimes takes me 2 or 3 hours to fall asleep. Any grounding tips there?
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You have a lot on your plate. Have you ever read about these things called DBT or CBT? You might should just do a quickie lookup on them. I have found both to be very, very helpful in managing my psychosis and depression, not so much so for mania--that is for me, mostly just a med thing. I also have severe, longstanding PTSD and again, both CBT and DBT can be super helpful, at least for me they are.

The precise interrelationships between all these different illnesses are poorly understood. I would focus less on trying to tease all that out, because that could drive you crazy. I would focus more on getting some really good skills. Check these two out. You might find them useful.

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I also have more than one diagnosis. I have schizoaffective, ptsd, borderline personality and panic disorder
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hugs. I have found squared breathing to be very helpful. I am allergic to most meds Trying to fall asleep is very hard for me. I agree about CBT and DBT (I have not had these due to where I am located... or the CBT wasn't actually CBT)
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Hi my name is princess Zelda and I have three Illnesses illnesses schizophrenia and bipolar aka Schizoaffective and dissociative Identity Disorder the schizophrenia and D.I.D over lap I have 6 alters/imagery friends and that effects my mood a lot im feeling just ok right now but a few days ago I hade mania and felt switch some times Donít know who out or speaking I am the host though but one of my male alters is close by hope this helps any one have a good day and yes I take meds for them
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Hi my name is princess Zelda and I have three Illnesses illnesses schizophrenia and bipolar aka Schizoaffective and dissociative Identity Disorder the schizophrenia and D.I.D over lap I have 6 alters/imagery friends and that effects my mood a lot im feeling just ok right now but a few days ago I hade mania and felt switch some times Donít know who out or speaking I am the host though but one of my male alters is close by hope this helps any one have a good day and yes I take meds for them
While I certainly do not have an official DID diagnosis, my personality undergoes massive shifting from euthymia to down or depressed. Enormous. Different diet, different politics, voice, tons and tons of things. I only discovered this because I started sending emails to myself in one state and reading those emails while in the other state. It was much like reading an email from another person. So, I kinda get it.
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