I am just curious. I was diagnosed with bpd when I was twenty. I am nine years into treatment. I can't handle a lot of stuff. I have done some research, and it seems to not get me very far. I hope I listed this in the right spot. I really would like to learn a lot about it.
I have a long list of other issues, but none of them affect me as badly as this one does. Sadly enough what research I have done was super vague. About all I learned was anything can set it off, and medication generally doesn't help.
I am a firm believer that my bpd is a trigger for all my other conditions, and if I can manage to control it that my panic attacks and depression would get better.
Sadly enough, however, I am the only person that I know with this condition. I don't think that helps either.
Can any one help?
I am also sorry that you have had to wait so long for a reply. My best friend in the world has BPD and also struggles in much the same way as you. From my interactions with Tracey I know that the medication is key to making you feel like you can manage and that this is something of a minefield. Getting your medication just right can be a fine balancing act that takes a while for your doctor to figure out. It is therefore really important that you keep in touch with your doctor and tell him/her if you feel the medication isn't working or, as you state above that it is making things worse. You should also seek advice and support from other sufferers - Tracey's life transformed when she realised she was not alone.
I have a habit of referring people to Omega-3 fish oil capsules, because it helps people with depression, as I learned from a doctor who was treating people with depression and having good results. So I recommend it to you, ask your doctor. It is sold over the counter. Good luck.
i know that this was posted so long ago, but hopefully others will see my reply at least. BPD is a type of personality disorder. It is often the case and I do believe still part of the most recent DSM diagnostic requirements that people with BPD struggle with various types of impulsive behavior. The most successful and well know treatment for people with BPD, especially for those with self injurious behavior is something called Dialectical Behavior Therapy. It is a complex process involving both group and individual psychotherapy and skill building activities. I meet almost all of the criteria for BPD though not enough to be actually diagnosed. Getting the right medication to help with symptoms of anxiety and depression of course is also crucial. I would highly advise you to look into joining a DBT group and talking with a therapist if you are not already. They can also inform you about the disorder as well. Please know that people with BPD are not alone. There are so many of us out there, we just need to find each other!
I am wondering if my husband has borderline personality disorder. Is there a sure fire way to be diagnosed with it? He has a lot of the symptoms and it is something that really bothers him but he has no idea what to do about getting diagnosed. He is a recovering addict/alcoholic and it seems that the symptoms really did not surface until he became clean/sober..BUT I do kind of remember certain behaviors from when we were first dating when we were younger. I don't mean to hijack this thread and if it is unacceptable I am so sorry, I just saw this and figured I would ask someone who may know.