hello! so far I've come to know a few alters of mine. I found them out when I took a edible to go to bed. We all blended together and they started talking and moving, while letting me see. They said I was scared. anyone know how to help build communications and help them feel safe to front? it...felt good to be watching and not feel exhuasted for once.
Our alters are capable of switching when they want, rather than from external stimuli. While some do have triggers, it's very few. I have UDD, not OSDD or DID, and I don't think there's a UDD tag on here. Is anyone else like this? I've had a bad reaction after someone heard about our alters "switching at will" and stuff.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Other Specified Dissociative Disorder (OSDD)
Chronic Irritability and Anger
Personality Disorder (PD)
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Does anybody else have specific alters that seem to be more affected by certain conditions than other alters? For example, there is an alter in my system that seems to struggle much more with OCD than the rest of us do. Same with ADHD. Certain aspects of the conditions are present for everyone but the severity depends on the alter that is at the front. Is this normal for alters within the same system?
Does anyone else’s therapist call their alters “parts”? Mine does, but u feel like they should be called alters. Should I bring this up to her or just go with parts?
Does anyone else struggle with alter communication? The only things I’ve heard from my alters are random thoughts that aren’t even directed at me. It makes me feel like I’m faking sometimes. Idk, just wanted to see if anyone could relate.
i dont experience amnesia and i always feel co-consious. this makes me feel uncomfortable and like im just making everything up. i am still young and usually the condition doesnt fully develop until late 30's or 40's from what ive heard, so is what im experiencing normal as a young adult?
I'm currently going through an ASD Diagnostics process and it's brought to my attention that I may also have Alexithymia which would explain why it's so hard to figure out which alter, or alters are present. It feels like since I have a hard time differentiating between alters I may always have this problem. Also recently I got an app called Antar that helps me communicate with them and it's been better than other "self" communicating apps for me. But does anyone else have this problem because they can't just "know" what they're feeling or why they're thinking thoughts?
Do any other systems have alters that aren't super separate ? Like ... they're definitely different than me but sometimes when they front it just feels like I'm just ... acting uncontrollably different rather than being someone else completely ... like they're controlling me instead of them actively being in control ... does that make any sense ?
tw feelings/thoughts of dying (not suicide) ive noticed this thing going on for the past few years where i feel like im about to die/like i could just stop trying and give up. it feels like i could just stop breathing and fall to the floor dead if i just stop trying to survive. it isnt a panic attack, because those make me feel like im physically dying in the moment. this feeling is more like "i am okay right now, but if i stopped trying i could die right here and now." It's so hard to describe. it's like i can feel every aspect of my body struggling to continue functioning and my brain is tried of keeping everything together. i just want to let go and unwind like a ball of yarn. it also isnt about suicide. i dont *want* to die anytime soon, and whenever i get this feeling im afraid to relax too much or my heart will just stop. unsure if this is a dissociation issue, a trauma issue, or a physical issue.
Heya! I have OSDD-1b, and we figured out through therapy that our system formed because of intense anxiety as a child that we couldn't cope with rather than any sort of external trauma (like abuse.) Is there anyone else here with a similar experience? I've never met another system who's developed because of another illness.
Anyone else with OSDD or DID or like high levels of disassociation have casual ways to ground? because our usual way is like holding an ice cube or like severe temperature I know that there's also a way to do like scents too? ive hsard that sometimes those help people but I'm at work and I need like a little bit more of a casual accessible way to ground if that makes sense
So I haven’t been diagnosed with OSDD (or anything for that matter, I haven’t seen any clinical psychologist or anything), but I’ve been thinking for a long time about it, and I keep alternating between believing it’s a likely possibility and thinking it’s all just my imagination, like the way I’m sorting through my thoughts and emotions or something. Like, am I arguing with another personality or am I just conflicted? Am I actually switching more often or am I just losing my focus? I don’t have amnesia, but is my feeling disconnected from certain memories emotional amnesia from OSDD related dissociation or from some other trauma response? I also have DPD, and if I have OSDD most if not all of my alters do too. This means that I (or we) usually stick to what I/we feel I/we should be doing and disregard my/our opinions and emotions. Basically, if there is more than one of us, this would cause us to all behave in similar ways even if we have different interests and motivations. I think my question really is, when there isn’t full amnesia, how do you tell for sure you’re different personalities rather than different sides of the same personality?
hi um please only other systems respond to this 1 but how do yall deal with switching and work or well dealing with everyday life and work? cause we only just figured out we were plural like 2 months ago and uh well it's been interesting to say the least also just really wanting to make other system friends
I've discovered I'm likely a system around 2 months ago and I've been struggling with accepting it and self doubt. I'm always scared I'm somehow faking despite the symptoms not being explained by anything else. I guess I just want advice, support, or friends going through something similar.
i have a question for any systems :] so over the past 1-2 months we’ve split around 7-10 new alters (which is A LOT for us) so, was wondering if anyones had experience feeling more dissociated and all around a lot more out of it as a side effect of splitting a lot in a short amount of time, and if so do you have any advice for coping/managing those ‘side effects’/symptoms?
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Anxiety (Including GAD)