Mirage13

197d

I was diagnosed very recently with DID. A bit before the diagnosis, I found my reactions to "realizing" and "discovering" memories of trauma and my alters were incredibly visceral and sometimes very physically painful. Since then, and even moreso when having it confirmed, I've experienced what can only be described as being "torn apart and thrown back together." Major confusion, unsure of what's real, my sense of self. For most of my life, I never would have considered this diagnosis for myself. Does this feel familiar to anyone?

Generalized pain

Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

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  • Ren.exe

    197d

    So I recently also realized I had DID and since discovering it, yes, I have had that exact experience of feeling like I get thrown apart or fragmented even more and then thrown all back together. It's really wild. I'm sorry you're going through it. I really don't know if I have help but I'm seeing my therapist this week and will talk to them about safety skills. 🤷🏼‍♂️ I saw an acupuncturist today who said all my energy was up in my head and she said she had to get it down in my body and into my feet so idk if that will help either. I also got the neurodivergent friendly DBT workbook and am hoping it might help me.

  • Mirage13

    197d

    Ren.exe, just knowing someone else has experienced that is so helpful. Really is a wild ride. I hope you find something that works for you; I know I'm trying to look into everything I can. I'm definitely going to check out the neurodivergent DBT workbook

  • LittleSlime

    196d

    Yes exactly! I was diagnosed a little over a month ago and it's been chaos. Especially not knowing what's real, that one has been very rough because it makes the denial act up and feel like it's a form of psychosis even though my doctors have made it very clear it's not ^^;

    • Mirage13

      196d

      Ah, gosh, yes!! That's totally helpful! This is so validating

  • Lizardpeoplearereal

    196d

    I have had those kind of experiences. Especially during a violent flashback. It's been hard the last 10 years

    • Mirage13

      196d

      Yes, it's so much worse during those. I can imagine it has been rough. Thanks for taking the time to respond

  • IndigoBro

    196d

    Yea. Same.

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