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So I am not entirely sure what to post here except hello, and thanks for stopping by. At the urging of my therapist and the fact I am in the process of certifying my dog as my service dog. I have decided to share a little bit, and try to see if I can somehow help others who suffer from the same thing I seem too.

I was diagnosed with DiD, which is Dissociative Identity Disorder, also known as Multiple Personality Disorder, and PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I was given this diagnosis when I was 16 after being misdiagnosed with Bipolar, then Schizophrenia, then they told me I had Psychosis. I went through a functional MRI scan, and during that scan they, sadly, had to trigger my stress response with a recording of something that caused my switching.
Within seconds they obtained what they needed before they saw me trying to crawl out of the scanner.
I have 5 alters that I know of, and I am the core. I have lived with them for so long, and have been dependent on them for so long that if I was to recognize it would do more harm then good. I am currently going through with my therapist a way to co-exist with them, since I am so dependent on them for certain functions.
I also suffer from extremely bad Anxiety and Depression, I am taking a medication to help with those, but so far my life has been… well chaotic as you can imagine, and the medication only helps to a degree.

My hopes with this blog, even if I don’t do it every day, is to at least keep a record of this journey, and maybe it will help someone else who also has DiD understand more about there illness, or just help them realize there not alone.
Well, that’s about all I have for you kiddies, I will try and make a post everyday, but I apologize ahead of time if I do not.
Thank you for taking the time to read this ^_^

~Tao