I flipped at the psyc appointment

United States
July 17, 2012 1:10pm CST
I was so afraid that would happen. I have a personality disorder. I have a few different personalities. Most are children and at least one is an adult. I have memories of some and with others the memories are nonexistent or very vague. Because I don't talk well or have much memory about lots of things I had my daughter go with me to see him. I also signed the hippa papers to share info with her if I am unable to communicate. Anyway, my daughter was telling him that one of my personalities likes Cinderella stuff. She talked about me getting a Cinderella lamp, princess belle lamp, and Cinderella sheets and comforter sets for my birthday. At the mention of my birthday my little girl came out fussing about no one coming to my birthday party. My doc asked for me to come back and within a few seconds I was me again. I felt so stupid. But my daughter said not to feel that way cause he's a doctor and used to worse than that. He changed one of my meds and added anxiety med and another antidepressant to the one I'm already taking. I'll be glad to feel normal if I ever can. I've met some people that flip like I do. If you flip what is your experience?
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@maximax8 (28258)
• United Kingdom
17 Jul 12
I think you were sensible to take your daughter along to the appointment with the doctor and she was able to say about the Cinderella stuff for you. It is lovely that you still have some memories but it is a shame your other memories are vague. Maybe you have forgotten some memories therefore they are not around anymore. Perhaps your daughter can help you with a few of these. I am pleased for you that the doctor gave you some anxiety medication and antidepressant medication. I had a terrible tooth pain last year and had to go to the dentist to have that tooth removed. I was so very nervous and it was chilling going to that appointment. I felt so happy to be pain free the very next day. Good luck.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
18 Jul 12
he can;t help you if he doesn't know what is going on, it is good she came out, so he knows what is going on with you Sally. He is not a mind reader and you can't hide anything from him if you want to get better.
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• United States
18 Jul 12
Really, he is just a medicine man. He can treat my symptoms like sleep loss, anxiety, and stuff but he can't do anything about my fractured personality.. he said that is for me to work with the therapist. When I told him about my mean one coming out to fight with you, he stopped me to tell me he can only treat my symptoms... he didn't want to talk about that... and when I flipped he wanted me to come back to myself so he could talk to me. He's not concerning himself with things he can't do anything about. I go in August to see the therapist for the first time.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
18 Jul 12
I know but you have a bad memory and he might write it in his report so you don't miss this with your therapist. If she is not qualified she might refer you to a psychiatrist that specializing in multiple personalities. Actually, I thought he was a psychiatrist, but it is still good that he knows. Every day needs to have a real picture of who you are and what your issues are even if they can't treat you for them.
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
17 Jul 12
I don't actually have multiple personalities but I do have mood swings. Right now I am in a depressed state. I really get that way when I don't have a car in good condition. My car started acting up really bad about two weeks ago and my mechanic son can't seem to pin down the problem. We have replaced about all the parts but nothing seems to help. I hope he gets it fixed soon.
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@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jul 12
hi savak oh my goodness your l ittle mouse is making me dizzy lol lol lol.I have mood swings too at times specially on overcast bleak day like our June gloom but plenty of sunshine and I am fine.July is m ore sunny.
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
18 Jul 12
June was hot and dry for us but we are in a thunderstorm session now.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
22 Jul 12
Hi PQ, How on earth do you cope with all these issues you have? I've known you now for quite some years and I was not aware of the COPD you recently mentioned or this personality disorder. How do you manage to spend so much time writing? Is there a dominant personality? I find this a fascinating subject and I have lots of questions but I don't wish to offend anyone or embarrass myself. I'm aware of the parent, adult, child that is in all of us and I'm aware that my child (who is about 5) is always sad and afraid of getting into trouble and punished. Since my father passed away in January, my adult has allowed herself to be stronger. It's a great feeling. My "parent" is still critical and rigid and laying guilt trips on me but I will deal with that one when I'm able. These are not separate personalities by any means. All of us have these facets to our personality.
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• United States
22 Jul 12
Hi Ms Tickle! I don't write as much anymore. I've also got a conversion disorder where I can't talk much of the time. I think it has taken my ability to write away. I can do simple writings sometimes but nothing like before. I've had COPS for a long time. Have been on oxygen since 2000. I don't need it all the time but I do need it to sleep with. My doc says I have a fractured personality disorder. I am in control when u write. But the 6 year old is fairly dominant most of the time at home.
@suzzy3 (8362)
18 Jul 12
I have never met anyone that I was aware of that had personalitys many.How on earth do you cope when you are out.You should not feel stupid as that is who you are.I don't suppose life with you is ever boring.I hope you all feel ok.
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• United States
22 Jul 12
No life is never boring. I'm home most of the time. My family is used to me switching.
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jul 12
hi PointlessQuestions I do not have that disorder but have read of many people having more than one personality so you are not alone.I hope the the changed med and the added anxiety med will help you a lot. Do not feel stupid as its not your fault.Good doctors do not judge us that way PQ.my doctor when I said thank you to him for all his help said,"its my pleasure" so there are many good doctors in this old world. s
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• United States
18 Jul 12
I was so scared she would come out. There is no medicine that will make it go away. My doc can only treat my symptoms such as depression and anxiety. He said I need to work with a therapist for the others. I have a new personality that has turned up. My daughter told the doc about me going into a rage because she drank my diet coke. I don't even remember it. I vaguely remember being upset about it but I don't remember throwing a tantrum. That personality also went into a rage with one of my best friends. My doc says I have a fractured personality disorder. I think it is less serious than dissociative identity disorder. Live you Auntie.
@celticeagle (118280)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Jul 12
I remember you had said before that you had a personalty disorder and I wondered then what you meant. I was in a mental hospital once back when I was trying to leave my ex husband. I met two people there, a man and a woman, who had multiple personalities. I find this so interesting. I got my nerve up one time before I left to ask the girl about it. She was very nice about it and answered my questions. It was interesting talking to her. I remember seeing and reading the book about Sybil. She had alot of personalities. She had had an abusive mother. I don't flip but I certainly find it interesting. Try to remember that the doctor is there to help you and you shouldn't feel embarrassed. Good luck to you!
@bunnybon7 (36541)
• Holiday, Florida
17 Jul 12
i dont think i flip. But my third husband had that disorder. i was married to him 13yrs. longer then any. i think because he needed me so much. he had episodes of being a child again also. because his dad had been so abusive. thats why it was important for me to be around for him. it was very stressful for me though because i had 2 boys at the time and when he would go into that state he would want to fight with them and id have to talk him down for a while. he would be jealous. we would have likely stayed together but he started cheating on me with younger girls and after all id been through with him, even if it was one of his personalities , i could not handle that. it was the last draw.
@MandaLee (3726)
• United States
22 Jul 12
Dear PQ, Please don't feel badly about flipping, it is not your fault. I don't flip, but my best friend does. She has PTSD and DID. She has six different personalities, and those are just the ones that we know about.