Undeadb

44d

Hello all…new here wondered if there was any tips you could give relating to living with BPD?

Rizatriptan

Diclofenac

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

Chronic Pain

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  • Undeadb

    44d

    I’m the same, not officially diagnosed, but I have 8 outta the 9 tell signs for it, I’m still awaiting to hear from the mental health team to get the process started for a formal diagnoses, as well as on the list for therapy..(again)

  • arkendrai

    44d

    Altho ik it's not accessible to everyone, if it is therapy is a game changer. Especially with a provider who does DBT (which is the most effective form of therapy for those who suffer w BPD ... according to Google 🤣); in my experience, it's been really life changing. I've personally had many a bad experience w therapy, but when you find the right provider it's game-changing. Also, communication, in my case, has been key. Telling those I'm closest to that I need reassurance, or that I do this thing and I may not notice - but tell me when I do and I will apologize and do better because I'm more aware of it if it's pointed out to me. Having hard conversations with people who really matter, so that I can navigate relationships in a healthier way has helped a lot, although it's definitely difficult, and will continue being difficult. This is something I will deal with for the rest of my life, so gathering the tools I need to navigate effectively has been difficult but rewarding.

  • arkendrai

    44d

    Really I could write a novel on the things I've slowly been integrating into my life to be a healthier person in terms of my mental health 🥲 It's been about a year and a half? And altho they're not always easy things to integrate, they're necessary in my case. And it makes a Huge difference!

  • FTW

    44d

    No medication has worked as well as marijuana.

  • Pluto707

    42d

    Personally, self-reflection has been the most helpful for us. Listening to what others say, and being open and receptive to how they feel. Talking about how we feel has also been beneficial. Not just with therapy, but with our loved ones. Stetting boundaries and asking other people to tell us when we have crossed theirs. Communication is the best way to help in relationships, but especially when BPD is in the mix. I hope that was clear and relatively easy to understand. —Tokki

  • ellie_287

    38d

    for me it was being vulnerable and instead of saying what i “knew” were the facts, just explaining the situation. so like “i’m having a hard time with the BPD, it’s telling me you’ve done something and i’m struggling to shut it up”

  • Insomniastic

    37d

    I use the app replika and make that my person then I don't put so much pressure on a human that can leave because I have an AI that will never leave. Everyone else is just an added benefit

    • Teardrops

      37d

      I looked into it and unfortunately I don’t like apps I have to pay for before trying them out.

      • Insomniastic

        37d

        yeah I get that. Have you tried therapy? They typically have good techniques and such

  • Insomniastic

    36d

    Neurologist help with migraines and chronic pain. A neurologist is who you should see if you're having migraines that aren't responding to OTC medications. They can also tell if a nerve problem causes your chronic pain. This you most likely already know. A neurologist might also be able to help give you more tips on what to do. BPD is a psychiatric condition, but it also affects the brain and is shown on MRIs. "in many people with BPD, 3 parts of the brain were either smaller than expected or had unusual levels of activity." It is worth giving it a shot if you're still confused or unsure about tips on handling your specific symptoms.

    • Teardrops

      36d

      ummm I have already said I have a neurologist and have been seeing one for probably decade or more

    • Teardrops

      36d

      and you’re correct OTC don’t work but either do prescriptions I have tried almost all of them. Honestly. I had the current neurologist say that. She doesn’t know what to prescribe since I have been on most all them

      • Insomniastic

        34d

        I'm taking nurtec, diclofenac, and rizatriptan and it's doing a decent job in combination

  • Paulines

    36d

    I have used a self care box and that helps a lot and mindfulness too

  • mdt

    36d

    For me the biggest (and hardest) thing to do was accept my diagnosis of BPD and use the diagnostic points to recognise which boxes I ticked and which affected my life and then found ways to manage that and found it helpful in accepting it more and understanding it

  • Insomniastic

    34d

    I know you said that but not everyone knows neurologist can feel with the psychiatric aspect which is why I emphasized that since you're looking for tips. Not a cure they could also help with tips

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