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DID and Amnesia thoughts?

I struggle with these, any advice or opinions?

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I wanted to make it more of an open topic where people who have similarities can discuss the same issue.

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I am not expert, but if you have a DID diagnosis, I think that *is* the main issue. I'm not going to delve into something I'm unsure of, so hopefully some others with the same diagnosis will show up soon. It can be hours, or even a day, so don't think you're being blown off.

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hopefully some others with the same diagnosis will show up soon. It can be hours, or even a day, so don't think you're being blown off.

That whole losing time thing...

If you're losing time like that is it because you're really switchy? For me that's what it is. So it sort of stands to reason that if you were able to be out for the conversation you'd be able to remember it all, yes? In which case what you're really asking is how can you be out for longer than part-of-a-conversation?

I guess the longer-term answer is to learn how to work amongst yourselves so that you get the space to be you (and they'll need space to be them too). But since it's been years and I don't have that yet I'm not really sure that that's a very good answer. In the shorter term you could try insisting that people talk to you by text/chat/email rather than in person. I've managed to convince most people around me that I need to see all of everything written down.

I recently looked up and was in the middle of a major argument and had no idea why we were fighting, and I can guess who here did this but I'm not sure. So I'm not really the best on answers, but I can relate. I know that it's incredibly frustrating to feel hijacked by internal politics that I may or may not actually be aware of.

Or maybe I'm reading this all wrong?

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hopefully some others with the same diagnosis will show up soon. It can be hours, or even a day, so don't think you're being blown off.

That whole losing time thing...

If you're losing time like that is it because you're really switchy? For me that's what it is. So it sort of stands to reason that if you were able to be out for the conversation you'd be able to remember it all, yes? In which case what you're really asking is how can you be out for longer than part-of-a-conversation?

I guess the longer-term answer is to learn how to work amongst yourselves so that you get the space to be you (and they'll need space to be them too). But since it's been years and I don't have that yet I'm not really sure that that's a very good answer. In the shorter term you could try insisting that people talk to you by text/chat/email rather than in person. I've managed to convince most people around me that I need to see all of everything written down.

I recently looked up and was in the middle of a major argument and had no idea why we were fighting, and I can guess who here did this but I'm not sure. So I'm not really the best on answers, but I can relate. I know that it's incredibly frustrating to feel hijacked by internal politics that I may or may not actually be aware of.

Or maybe I'm reading this all wrong?

No you read it right, if you want the truth I'm a 16 year old with no idea what is going on and is just going off what doctors have told me -_- I literally just lose myself sometimes and I forget what has happened - I find myself mid argument with someone and it's like I've been teleported to another world and have no idea what is happening so have to improvise the moment (sometimes I get it horrendously wrong) I have people inside my head that just come from no where and they take over completely and its like I'm just asleep the whole time. I don't know what's going on. I don't know how to describe it. I'm just so confused. And on top of all that people close to me don't BELIEVE ME!? They can't see how much I'm struggling and it just makes me want to scream! :(

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Yeah. I get this feeling too. It's bewildering and confusing. I sometimes get it wrong as well. The other day I looked up and had to ask someone "why am I carrying this rock?" Apparently I had decided that I was going to make a pet out of it a few minutes earlier.

I suspect that the folks who share your headspace do come from somewhere, though. Even if the answer is just "well, they come from headspace. Duh."

I'm not believed either. Well, the person that I live with does, because he sees it every day. But no one else does - including my mum and my sister. So I'm not sure. It's really hard to hold fast to our own truths when no one else around us can support us in that. 

I hope that you can find some ways to make the struggle a little bit easier.

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