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Also known as "rolodexing", rapid switching is when a multiple system is highly activated, sometimes in a manic way, sometimes from generalized anxiety, and several headmates take front in rapid succession. It is generally not desirable, nor comfortable to do so. Often it results in a headache.
Whether manic or anxious, the general "best way" to help with it is to come down from the high energy state and relax more.
Often times, a multiple may not have control over who has front, and needs (positive) triggers. Or, it happens at random. This is where rapid switching mainly occurs. For someone who loses time, this can be especially unsettling, to say the least. "Oh, I have front. But now I don't and Joe does now. But now he's right here with me and now Jessica has front!" This can be very confusing if you can't control it. For a multiple that remembers what each soul has seen, it can just be very confusing, and one may think "Who am I?"