Posted by terra miller on August 3, 2001, at 13:22:11
In reply to Re: drugs stuff » terra miller, posted by shelliR on August 3, 2001, at 0:15:37
>I don't think it's really looked at as taking klonopin for "Amy" or effexor for "Diana".
actually, that's really what it is like believe it or not. theoretically, it could be that if you hit upon the right med it "works for everybody." i think plenty of people with DID are on meds (for anxiety issues or depression issues) as an attempt to cope. but i suppose if you sat down with one person/body with DID, if that were possible in a perfect scenerio, you would get different opinions of how meds effect different parts. it's truly frustrating. but that's just the way it is.
>I think that by taking ADs benzos, whatever, you are basically treating the whole body for PTSD symptoms.
i agree. it becomes complicated when not "all of you" has PTSD symptoms; then those "parts" tend to just be 'brought along for the ride' or at worst can get very drugged up (because they don't have any of those symptoms). personally, i am struggling to find a way to use a benzo for anxiety because i can't seem to get it to work at the right time for the right part who needs it. long story. but true.
>I also look at it as the calmer I am and the less depressed I am, the easier it is for everyone else since I am definitely in charge.
that is a perfect way to look at it. *S* and you are fortunate in that you know that you are definitely in charge.
>In cases where there are several adults, the central person may be less clear
>but still I think the adults are being medicated, because our bodies are adult bodies.
that is a very good point. i forget sometimes what size this body is. (sometimes making those kinds of comments to me is just plain hilarious. it's better to laugh than to despair. *g*)
> I know that there are several DID boards on the internet
yeah. i've done some good reading and interacting over the years. i always like to ask questions because you never know when you will hit on a piece of information that will take you further along in understanding. the uniqueness of this board is its origination from the medication perspective. that's what makes my questions about medication more specific. however, the fact that understanding DID is still not very mainstream yet or at best still theoretical-textbook driven as opposed to actual practical clinical experience, i've found there still seem to be few answers to my questions. perhaps over time this will change. i hope that it does. guess that's also why i still choose to communicate my questions, because my words might educate or help others in my similar situation to not feel so alone- this is a very lonely dx because it is not very understood still.
thanks for listening. i went on a rambling-spree just now. *g*