I would like to ask you all a question if you don´t mind. I don´t have DID but thought posting here may be ok as I think this may be dissociation related and this forum seems to be more active than the other ones on dissociation. I already mentioned something similiar in another thread I made in this part of the forums.
I have been diagnosed as having PTSD even though I do not remember any specific trauma. The diagnosis is based only on the other symptoms I have. One of them is that I have lapses in memory. Sometimes I don´t know where I was or what I´ve done for some time and suddenly find myself being "there" without knowing where I was when I was not "there" or what happened before "now". Luckily, more often than not, the memory will come back. Sometimes it doesn´t. Even if it does come back, often the memory remains blurry and feels distant, unreal. Often I feel like I am running against a wall inside my head where I have no access to any or specific memories even if I can access them at a later time.
Today I read this post here (I´ll only post part of the post):
Subject: Does anyone have issues with certain TV/Movies triggering?
Una+ wrote:This is a frequently asked question here on the DID forum. It helps to clarify what is meant by "having issues" or "triggering". Does it mean flashbacks? That happens to trauma survivors with and without DID, with and without PTSD. Does it mean having dissociative amnesia without switching (without identity alteration)? This is common in people with PTSD, perhaps especially Complex PTSD. Does it mean losing time, which is dissociative amnesia plus switching? This is common in people with DID.
I am not very knowledgeable in these things. What is dissociative amnesia and how does it work? Where is the difference between PTSD and C-PTSD and why does dissociative amnesia seem to be more common in C-PTSD than PTSD? When in the case of someone with DID "you" (any given alter I guess? I don´t mean to offend anyone if this is wrong) cannot remember a certain event, the way I understand it, it is likely that another alter holds the memories instead. Where do you think these memories go if you do not have DID?
I am sorry for repeating myself and posting DID unrelated things in your forum and basically being an intruder. This was a very long post and I´m sorry about this, but I´m not sure where else to ask.