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I Have Dissociative Identity Disorder

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    Ok, so I haven't been officially diagnosed with

    DID but this is the most active place for dissociative issues and I need some input. Hope I don't offend anyone. Thanks. Here goes: I've been drinking A LOT lately. Smoked weed, a lot of it. It was really good, but I did feel guilty at the same time only because I'm a nurse...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2014

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    Weekend weekend I love the weekend!

    I get to have so much fun! Do you like the weekend? Of course you do it's the weekend ^_^ ~Theta
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    I was wondering if anyone remembers

    when their alter first arrived ? when you met I guess. for me she came as what seemed like hallucinations. but at that time I had never even touched a drug.
    toasty420 toasty420 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Afraid Of Losing Someone...

    This has always been a fear of mine and my alters. I lost my parents at a young age. My father died in a fire and my mother died of a brain hemmorage. My grandpa passed away at a young age and my grandma just died recently. I am always afraid of someone I love dying, especially...
    Leena26 Leena26 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2012

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    Did-nos-wtf

    Apparently I have Dissociative Identity Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified....The kids in my head are all like "We TOLD you so!" Well, they were right. ...I was reminded we may not have found everyone yet... That's a little ominous. Maybe that's where the intrusive thoughts come...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 2 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    We're Doing WHAT????

    Katherine, who appears to be my internal self helper? She wants us to integrate. She doesn't care how much chaos this causes, because she wants us to "shine."I asked her how long this will take, she said two years...... 8[ ...That's fast. Really fast.Basically...to de...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 9 Responses Oct 17, 2013

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    Good things usually and up being bad.

    Now that EVERYONE knows about my alters, my girlfriend and my best friends are being treated like **** and calling them names. My girlfriend broke down and had a panic attack because of some other girls and their guy friends were picking on her for dating me. Of course I saw...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    In my system I find that my alters are

    varyingly different. But they pair up in a ways... like harry and Arthur pair up because they both express levels of control over people and are masters of using words to effect people, however they are different because Arthur does it for good and harry for bad... John and Hyde...
    TheDylanWorld TheDylanWorld 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE META SYSTEM!

    (Picture made by epsilon)
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M Dec 24, 2014

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    I don't even know where to begin.

    It sounds like me but I don't want to believe it. I know what I'm being told by my partner and my therapist. It makes sense with my past and I know I lose time. I just don't know what to think or do with all of this. I'm tired of the confusion and the noise in my head. I...
    NDS1979 NDS1979 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    My Headmates

    I have DID. I have had this ever since I was eleven, and I don't know how to really explain them all, so I'll make a list (much like my alter egos. The sad thing about my alter egos is that they receded into their world [Yes, I have a world in my head. It's much like Wonderland...
    ManicAttack ManicAttack 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    Jaqueline's Story

     My name is Jaqueline. I am around 16 years old and havebeen for a very long time.  I am one of the vast manyin the system that goes here by Truth_Speaks.Recently, in emails, a very good friend of ours here onEP has been talking about feeling like things were herfault...
    TruthSpeaks71 TruthSpeaks71 41-45 7 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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    I have a whole playlist of songs

    that make me feel understood, these are the ones that focus on my DID... "Animal I have Become" Three Days Grace "Monster" Skillet "I am an Illusion" Rob Thomas "All These Years" Adema "Let Me Be Myself" 3 Doors Down "One X" Three Days Grace "Chameleon Boy" Blue October "Ugly...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 Aug 1, 2014

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    I have just been recently diagnosed,

    and this is really kind of scary. I always knew that I had missed time, but I just assumed that I had really bad memory. I am just wondering if any of you are moms and how you deal.
    mybeautifulwisdom mybeautifulwisdom 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Healthy Multiplicity

    I have a case of what I like to call extremely mild DID. Others call it "Healthy Multiplicity". Basically, it's a form of DID that isn't considered to be a disorder, but just a condition. It doesn't cause any problems for me, and I am actually really glad I have it. I just wish I...
    saltyshelley saltyshelley 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 3, 2012

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    who am I ?? am I number three.

    .. why is everything so empty
    toasty420 toasty420 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Only two people know about this.

    One of my best friends, and me (and my alters). My family don't know and I'm un-diagnosed (obviously)... I'm not sure if I should tell my family, or at least one of them... My main fears that have stopped me doing so are, I don't want to be treated differently (in a bad way...
    TheDylanWorld TheDylanWorld 13-15, M 3 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    My Inners/Alters Whatever...

    I am currently up to 6. My therapist says I am not DID, this p1ssed the kids off, so they made me forget appointments for a month. ...They basically thought she was saying they aren't real... ...I LIKE my "kids", whatever they are. They helped me survive.  They STILL help me...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 5 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    Being DID and BiPolar feels like this to me.

    ..(I'm probably going to switch half-way through writing this, so bear with me) I live in this physical world that's just so-so and nothing fantastic ever happens, nothing exciting, everything just feels flat. I have my manic days or weeks where I feel ok and then ultra...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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    My husband has DID as well.

    He told me that my transitions are making his alters want to come out. I feel like a bad influence or that I'm not good for him.
    Thingsunseen Thingsunseen 22-25, F Jan 1

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    i love how me simply being host ****** off

    certain alters. heheh it feels oddly rewarding.
    komaeda komaeda 16-17 Dec 29, 2014

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    They Aren't The Problem, I Am

    I always envied how when something bad happens my fiancé asks to speak to my alters. It was never me. I could work things out if given the time. I just want to be given the chance to help. :( Sometimes I feel that no one wants me, like if I disappeared it'd be fine. They wouldn...
    Lexy5 Lexy5 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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    Is this a common symptom of disassociative

    related stuff? : Sometimes I remember something my alters or myself did in the past. Some memories are from what brought me to this point and their creation. However these memories hold as much meaning to me as a fact in a history book. They feel true, but distant like they...
    Thingsunseen Thingsunseen 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Does anyone else live in,

    or has ever lived in an environment that doesn't support their illness? I'm trying my best to keep everything under control around my family but it's not working. I just keep getting more depressed and less functional. I don't know how to communicate with them in an effective...
    annabanana1907 annabanana1907 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2014

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    Sometimes I Feel Possessed

    There are many times the people in my head are talking to me and in the middle of their sentence their words would continue out my mouth without me knowing what they were going to say. I know this sounds completely weird. I have lost all my outside friends because of this problem...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    celes is usually fronting

    while i'm just co-fronting but it's switched! it's a little too real for me
    komaeda komaeda 16-17 2 Responses Jan 4

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    so i'm really curious about this,

    how does your system handle relationships? do you let alters date or does the host only date/whatever else???
    komaeda komaeda 16-17 4 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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    I'm back! For awhile at least.

    It's been awhile since I last updated or posted anything. So far if some of you remember my problem about this girl I met during childhood and how I wanted to ask her out but also tell her about alters and asked for your advice, we're dating and she's so accepting and caring for...
    MultipleRex MultipleRex 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    toasty420 toasty420 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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    I've had DID all my life,

    but disscovvered this last year through therapy. I have at least 8 alters but only know 6 of their names. I fully understand now why my life has Never normal. I am very glad to finally know and accept them. I do however need much support. Because I could not continue therapy...
    JanaMG JanaMG 61-65, F 4 Responses Jan 30, 2014

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    Not Doing Well...8/6/13

    The part of me/us that thinks "She just needs to not exist," is active again. It's scary. This part wants me dead, because I'm the problem. I'm also fighting not to self-injure. This is all a very familiarly unpleasant place, but I thought we were doing better, here.
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 12 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    We've been DID for as long

    as we can remember, though we didn't really know what it was until we were around fifteen. When it all started, there were only seven of us. Then as time went on and more abuse took place, more showed up and now we're 200+... The few of us that are most dominant in the...
    imal0serbabyx imal0serbabyx 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am just frustrated today!

    ! I am usually pretty good with accepting all the struggles that go with being a multiple but, today, I just feel like I am at the end of my rope!! I am under a lot of stress right now. I have been struggling with some pretty major health issues, Christmas is coming (major...
    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    From what I can tell this disorder,

    disease, adventure, experience (whatever you want to call it) is highly personalized. Everyone who is diagnosed has a very different experience. I think that really contributes to the confusion that most of the people with DID already live with. I'm just coming to realize that...
    annabanana1907 annabanana1907 18-21, F Feb 8, 2014

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    Two Peas In A Pod

    For a long time in my life, I knew I shared my mind with someone else. It wasn't until my late teens that I was determined to actually be co-conscious. My experience with this 'disorder' has been so incredibly positive, I've gained a friend and a new outlook on life. In my mind...
    TheDreamQueen TheDreamQueen 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 24, 2013

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    My old therapist moved out of state.

    She really understood me and my alters and had spoken to most of them at least once. My new therapist? hes a skeptic. Joy. He insists that I'm delusional and a malingerer (someone who makes things up to get medical attention) now i really have nobody to talk to about it on a...
    dianadra dianadra 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 25, 2014

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    DID

    For years speaking about my disorder has been taboo but know its time to make a stand. I have DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) i have a system of 7 functioning personalities with their own thought process likes dislikes etc. Together we map out on how to get through one day...
    Pablo89 Pablo89 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    One of my alters just killed herself.

    I'm ******* broken. I must sleep to go to school in 3 hours but I definitely won't. I'm speechless. I never had any contact with that alter but this just really broke me. I want her to come back. I'm done
    AhtnamasH AhtnamasH 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Does anyone have any like physical symptoms

    that they are aware of before a transition or like do you have friends, family, spouses that notice any physical signs/symptoms before a switch?
    xobeautynvrdiesxo xobeautynvrdiesxo 26-30, T 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    So I have a problem. One of my alters,

    Lara, is suicidal and cuts herself. When she does this she harms the whole system and if she dies, we all do. Her depression is really bad. I know because I've lived it. I cannot control anymore and I'm scared she might do something drastic. Please advise
    Lisawellsliveson Lisawellsliveson 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    Bad Day

    we are really struggling not to hurt ourself right now.we want to soooo badly. we won't.  we can't.  it's notallowed.  the protectors have a rule.  noone can harmthemselves, each other, or the body.  when the protectorsset a rule we all have to follow it whether we want to...
    TruthSpeaks71 TruthSpeaks71 41-45 3 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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    Anybody As Full As I Am? Lol

    Hello i am living with 19 alters...some good...some bad...and i really would like to talk to somebody else who has them...its really awkward for me to talk about this but i figure if im going to this is the best place to do so
    MissRabbit MissRabbit 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 8, 2012

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    My Experience of a D.i.d (multilpe) Life

       I'm a 40 year old woman (but really I feel like a lot of much younger on inside) . Ive been aware of my system for 12 years .. I am poly multiple which means I keep splitting.  I have family groups within me but countless alters .I have Some (12 )well...
    thruthelookinglass thruthelookinglass 36-40, F 4 Responses May 17, 2009

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    Has anyone had any parts integrate before?

    I've had a few minor parts merge with me or another part. Now 4 of my main parts are ready to integrate. It's wonderful but also very scary. I don't know if I am strong enough to go through with it.
    dreshany dreshany 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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    New... I Am A Hotel-Head who just spent 2 hours retype what we accidentially deleted the first time!! LOL

    Hello to the Group! I'm "M", and I am a "Hotel-Head". This is a term the kids came up with to describe the number of people in here and the chaos that follows them. Some of ours "check out" (deal with the "real" world), while some seem to have "do not disturb" signs wielded to...
    MoriBlue MoriBlue 46-50 3 Responses May 30, 2013

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    Don't Even Know Who I Am

    That is right, I don't even know who I am. Am I the host of this body or not? What is going on inside makes no sense to me. Our supposed host doesn't even know who she is so how are we supposed to know who we are or why? Nothing makes much sense no more. Confused and alone
    Rachel4now Rachel4now 31-35, F 20 Responses Feb 16, 2008

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    Dating Someone With Dissociative Identity Disorder

      I am currently seeing someone with DID.The man I am seeing is wonderful!Lets call him Gavin.Gavin is happy-go-lucky, easy to talk to, understanding, optimistic, and so many more things…We have an amazing bond, unlike any I have ever shared with another human being...
    Neenie907 Neenie907 22-25, F 10 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    I think I may have a new alter I've had four

    alters for a while but today I had slightly dual consciousness for a bit and was someone new. Different voice, different drives, different attitude. Does this mean I'm getting worse or better?
    Thingsunseen Thingsunseen 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    SO Since I Last Posted We Have Got A New Host.

    ... Which Is Good Cause Mike Was Getting Fed Up Playing Host So Now We Got Me - Mist :D And Im Still Learning Lots Of Things But Its Alright....But Its Hard Getting Used To The Other All Yelling Things Out... Some Of The Things The Younger Ones Say Are Soo Funny Mist~
    SnowMistPup SnowMistPup 16-17, M Dec 18, 2014

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