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Alters and Dissociative Fugue?

Postby KitMcDaydream » Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:33 pm

I have a question please? I'd posted it on the one already up about Dissociative Fugue but no-one seems to have seen it.

I have other alters... is it possible for only one alter to have a dissociative fugue?

eg if one alter was up front just going about daily life then something traumatic happened to them and when they woke up in hospital a new alter was up front with no knowledge that they were just an alter or part of a system?

What if they made a new life for themselves then years down the line something triggered the previous alter to come back? They 'wake up' in a different house unaware many years have passed since the day they disappeared? ..and everyone around them thinks of the body as a completely different personality to who they were.

At some point they remember enough to know they were in hospital and have no wish to go back in case they are kept in and it triggers another major switch, they now find they have dependants who need them so continue to live as the new person publicly until they can work out what's going on and who people believe they are.

would this be an example of dissociative fugue for someone who had multiple alters? Does anyone know if this is possible in theory?
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Re: Alters and Dissociative Fugue?

Postby Johnny-Jack » Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:21 pm

I would think it's possible for an alter to experience a dissociative fugue, although it might be labeled losing time to another alter(s) in a DID system.

What if they made a new life for themselves then years down the line something triggered the previous alter to come back? They 'wake up' in a different house unaware many years have passed since the day they disappeared? ..and everyone around them thinks of the body as a completely different personality to who they were.

Yes, I've read about this happening for someone with DID. Many of our alters have awakened suddenly with no awareness of the passage of time, almost all of them child alters for us.

I used to sit and wonder whether this might have happened to me -- or maybe wishing it had, to explain the odd gaps in memory. This was before I realized I had DID but after I had begun reading up on DID and dissociation. I always had a sense that the "waking up" much later had happened to me. I always felt like a bit of an imposter or a body-snatcher.
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Re: Alters and Dissociative Fugue?

Postby KitMcDaydream » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:41 am

I've found it difficult to find any case stories where the alters have presented exactly the same as mine. They seemed to have split the disabilities of the body between them, some in denial that other conditions existed and some with originally no awareness of the bodies physical limitations at all. (I now think that what happened is Kit came out' during a 'remission' and quite accidentally came across a way to keep the body in remission for quite a while). The fact it was spring by then and the following winter was mild probably helped a lot as we now know it's RA.
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