Emoieroxo

17d

hi is there any BFAB’s diagnosed autistic (“asbergers”) who is also was diagnosed (before “asbergers”) with bpd? how was it trying to get diagnosed as autistic for you? i am diagnosed with bpd but i have enough proof to feel confident to approach being autistic (deep studies in my dna and also symptoms and talking to people and them even pushing support for me going for an autism diagnosis) - and i’ve hit a wall with my therapist due to my bpd diagnosis. he’s now not my therapist and i’m back to square one, but i’d love to hear peoples stories. thanks!

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  • Emoieroxo

    17d

    the support i have been provided by family/friends who have been clinically diagnosed themselves has helped me have confidence in it not just being bpd.

    • Emoieroxo

      17d

      im sure i have bpd and autism :)

    • Emoieroxo

      16d

      also i meant AFAB :)

  • mermaidap

    17d

    i wasn’t diagnosed with bpd before but i did have some other diagnosis’ that were “explaining” my autistic traits. when i met with a therapist who specialized in people afab with autism, it opened up doors to my correct diagnosis :) it helps to find someone who really knows the way autism is a different experience for amab & afab ppl, otherwise you could run into issues with those age old stigmas. best of luck!!!!

    • Emoieroxo

      16d

      thank you!! i plan to get checked this year :) i’m so excited

  • Zuma

    17d

    I have Asperger’s, ADHD, bipolar, and anxiety disorders.

  • Gaz

    17d

    I'm curious what's the first B in BFAB?

    • Emoieroxo

      16d

      i meant afab sorry:)!

  • ickyichthyosaur

    17d

    (I read bfab as AFAB, which I am, but let me know if that's not correct) I have those things in reverse order- I was given a "provisional" autism diagnosis for school in second grade and an official diagnosis at 16. This year I was in the hospital and my discharge paperwork said I was treated for a cluster b personality disorder, I'm told they probably mean BPD so I'm looking into that now. I know they have a lot of the same symptoms so it's a common misdiagnosis both ways. I'm not sure whether you can have both

    • Emoieroxo

      16d

      i meant afab my bad!

    • Emoieroxo

      16d

      and yes it’s possible to get both. it’s common for bpd autism and adhd to be seen together in general and specifically afabs

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