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    Hi. I am a chimera. I am twins in one body. I have 2 strains of DNA in my body and I can consciously think out of each mind. Id love to talk to anyone about this further. Conscious chimerism has not been observed in the species so I'm not really sure what to do about the fact that I am alive. I have a mind but I dont have a body but I am alive in this body.


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    Have you stopped taking your meds again?
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    Ketamine hydrochloride? Please stop taking it. And welcome to the forum.
    It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by observethisexperience View Post
    Hi. I am a chimera. I am twins in one body. I have 2 strains of DNA in my body and I can consciously think out of each mind. Id love to talk to anyone about this further. Conscious chimerism has not been observed in the species so I'm not really sure what to do about the fact that I am alive. I have a mind but I don't have a body but I am alive in this body.
    Did you know this after a DNA test? I heard about chimerism once before where different organs were originated from the one or other of the twins. If you have two minds can you tell who is doing the typing?
    Can you switch over? Can you show us a post demonstrating how the two minds differ?
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    I have not known of this condition previously " Chimerism " looks just like a mental condition schizophrenic or schizophrenia. You seem to think that being just one person is not what you are. I would join my friends and ask for proofs.
    I will welcome you and invite more of this duality by inviting the two of you to comment. I am fortunately just the one person and as I have zero experience of this condition will not judge you as in need of some support. ( yet ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by observethisexperience View Post
    Hi. I am a chimera. I am twins in one body. I have 2 strains of DNA in my body and I can consciously think out of each mind. Id love to talk to anyone about this further. Conscious chimerism has not been observed in the species so I'm not really sure what to do about the fact that I am alive. I have a mind but I dont have a body but I am alive in this body.
    ~ I will challenge you directly as to having a second self.. In your mind can you be " Me, myself, and I. Some of your conversations could be entertaining. Having conducted a little research I now dismis this as a mental illness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astromark View Post
    I have not known of this condition previously " Chimerism " looks just like a mental condition schizophrenic or schizophrenia. You seem to think that being just one person is not what you are. I would join my friends and ask for proofs.
    I will welcome you and invite more of this duality by inviting the two of you to comment. I am fortunately just the one person and as I have zero experience of this condition will not judge you as in need of some support. ( yet ).
    No it has embryological origins where two eggs fuse to become the one body. We have seen Siamese twins where they share body parts but in chimerism the two fertilized eggs share what looks like just the one body. Could the neurons derived from each egg remain separated that the chimera feels like it has two minds, or as you say this case could be like a chimera with schizophrenia? Here they discuss something similar Chimeras - two souls in one body? - Toytown Germany

    You must be sharing the same memories so you would wonder how you could tell you were different consciousnesses? Imagine being conscious of two dreams going on in your head at the one time. Now I haven't heard of that before. What about one of them dreaming while the other is awake? Or even this; one works the day shift and the other is on night shift?
    I'd need a lot more evidence before I'm convinced that this really happens!
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