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BPD lives here

(18 Posts)
selfdestructivelady Fri 15-Nov-13 09:36:26

I have a co morbid diagnosis of bipolar and was diagnosed Tuesday as bpd as well. I asked if that meant I didn't have bipolar and was told no. I have found a lot more sympathy towards my bipolar even my psychiatrist seems to regard any borderline related illness as self inflicted.

My partner is less supportive now he knows I'm not having a bipolar episode but am currently suffering full blown borderline symptoms. I take meds for my bipolar of apiprazole, depakote, sertraline. I do not find they help with my borderline symptoms.

crimsonwitch Fri 15-Nov-13 02:29:11

Your diagnosis doesn't take away your individuality freezing. I would be careful where you look on t'internet for information on this condition because a lot of it is misinformed and quite discriminatory. MIND is an excellent source of information IMHO. Some people have this diagnosis and are complete arseholes, some people are arseholes without bpd, such is life. You are not your diagnosis, and it doesn't define who you are. Just feel positive that you are now getting the help you need.

FreezingFingers Sun 10-Nov-13 00:25:39

Thanks Crimson
Not feeling great after consulting Dr Google - wow like a character assassination sad
I'm currently on escitalopram & diazepam (& thyroxine but not really relevant) and just started quetiapine
I feel pretty shit ATM but the quet is sending me to sleep which switches everything off so a very good thing

crimsonwitch Thu 07-Nov-13 07:26:30

Yes freezing, I think its being sort of re-branded because of the stigma. My psychiatrist said my diagnosis was bpd but in my medical records its emotionally unstable personality disorder. Tbh I dont think that sounds any better.

FreezingFingers Wed 06-Nov-13 20:50:14

I've just been diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder which google tells me is another name for BPD ?

I have also suffered from depression quite badly for many years sad

crimsonwitch Tue 05-Nov-13 23:15:27

Hey Crazy, I have been on the sertraline for about 4 weeks now. I feel it is helping slightly with the self harm urges I have, and my impulsiveness. However I have massive anxiety and dissociative (sp?) symptoms which would probably only be helped with the promazine. I am torn between carrying on with breastfeeding but struggling with my problems, or stopping breastfeeding, which would upset me.

Fluffy, is respiridone tolerable? Have you any experience of promazine? Hope you are keeping well. smile

I have a BPD diagnosis.

I take fluxoetine and risperdone which seem to have helped me to be a bit more stable.

ThisWayForCrazy Tue 05-Nov-13 20:15:21

How are you going on the meds? x

crimsonwitch Mon 04-Nov-13 09:48:06

Bumping in the hope that this thread takes off. Feeling very alone.

ThisWayForCrazy Thu 24-Oct-13 14:24:59

I am on sertraline, it helps with the anxiety and low mood which are a spin off from splitting.

crimsonwitch Thu 24-Oct-13 00:40:51

Is anyone here on any meds? I know nothing is licensed to specifically treat bpd, but is anyone having their symptoms treated medically? I am taking sertraline and also have a prescription for promazine (sp?) but can't take it due to breastfeeding ds2. Only been on the sertraline for a week so a bit too early for any therapeutic affect, but the side effects aren't too bad.

ThisWayForCrazy Wed 23-Oct-13 22:52:24

I have suffered since my early life (possibly as young as 7) but was miss diagnosed as being depressed. I would only diagnosed with BPD at age 34. The help and support I have received has been really good.

Although it's not the first time I have heard of a stigma, just haven't experienced it myself.

HoopHopes Wed 23-Oct-13 19:59:33

In some areas CMHT's and psychiatrists do not work with people with personality disorders as some argue it is part of someone's personality and not a mental illness they treat so some people receive help through personality disorder units which may explain their attitude. Also research shows at some people would not meet the threshold ( if tested by the 119 question pd diagnostic tool) for bpd after a few years with no treatment.

Messupmum Wed 23-Oct-13 19:56:36

It's horrible. I didn't even know I had a diagnosis until crisis team let it slip. Some hcp's are lovely, but even then I think they haven't really a clue how to help.

crimsonwitch Wed 23-Oct-13 18:21:46

I have been recently diagnosed as bpd and was miss diagnosed as bipolar for many years. I feel there is institutionalised discrimination within the nhs regarding this condition. My treatment by the cmht seemed much more positive before my diagnosis changed, and even my psychiatrist admitted there is a stigma attached.

ThisWayForCrazy Tue 22-Oct-13 21:16:52

I haven't had much negativity yet. Most people who know either had no idea what it is or are part of the MH Team. x

Messupmum Tue 22-Oct-13 20:32:25

One here too! It's not a nice thing to live with, especially with the stigma attached.

ThisWayForCrazy Tue 22-Oct-13 19:55:10

I just wondered how many others there are with BPD x

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