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I apologize that you didn't get a response, and I received no monies from you, but either way, I think you deserve an answer, so I will do my best.
When you say that you have DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder), how did you come to realize that this was your diagnosis? It is extremely rare (and even disbelieved to exist in certain circles). Thus, I am curious.
Regardless, does DID make you "crazy"? - No, of course not. DID is developed in response to life trauma and it is a way of coping...so that you don't go crazy, actually. Dissociative disorders are our bodies/minds' way of protecting ourselves from complete decompensation. It is a disorder that can be treated, but it isn't psychosis, etc. Please feel free to ask me more questions or give more info.
It must be very disorienting to know that there are others still coming forward. However, in my experience working with this (and I actually have a couple of times), it seems that alters only come out in times of great stress or to people that they implicitly trust (like your daughter). So, it would be rare that they would be taking over periods of your everyday life at this point. Also, while integration was considered the ultimate goal years ago, there is a growing body of research indicating that it isn't always healthy to completely integrate. This makes sense, when you think about it, as alters serve a purpose. They protect you from painful past memories, for example - or shield you from current insults.
So, are you concerned because you are still losing time and you think that there may be some destructive or controlling alter coming out? Or are you just concerned that there were/are some you didn't know about?
By the way, this book on Amazon looks promising: http://www.amazon.com/Dissociative-Identity-Disorder-Sourcebook-Sourcebooks/dp/0737303948
Wow - it sounds like you went through a lot and your amazing psyche did everything it could to protect you. While it may be crazy-feeling, I tend to think of alters as our brain's versions of guardian angels. Because of them, your conscious mind didn't have to experience the trauma at that tender time in your development. It's got to be inconvenient to have to try to get some of that back so much later, but I'm also a believer that everything happens in it's own time. Maybe the ones you are just discovering are making themselves known because its the right time...
Either way, you sound like a strong, courageous woman. I wish you the best of luck.
Take good care,