Does anyone else have headmates that are from the trauma of the pain from your physical disability? For example, I have had shoulder pain due to EDS since I was little (to the point where I used to try and break it because I didn’t know what was going on, I have never injured it) and I have a headmate who is missing that same arm (and has a fake one)

I also have another one that I can think of that just struggles really bad walking worse than others, because of both EDS and POTS

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

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  • mia.lilli


    Not to the extent of the arm injury, but I do have alters that feel our EDS symptoms more intensely, who are more prone to fainting spells, and who have more frequent dislocations/subluxations. I also have alters who are pain managers, and I adore how they help us ge through the day. One of them went into hiding earlier this year, so maybe if I praise her in this response she'll think about coming back lol

  • LavenderLily


    We have alters who can handle specific symptoms better than others mostly but some like how you describe as well. Our little and Scar use a wheelchair on occasion cuz of chronic fatigue and/pain which are both things the body experience. They almost have a worse version of it due to being formed from that trauma.

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