snakesandlovers

229d

Diagnosed with bpd last year, don't really understand the scope of the hold it has on my daily life. Been struggling with it since I was 14. What symptoms indicate progression in condition or treatment?

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

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  • fupaoverlord

    229d

    Hello! Very similar experience with diagnosis timeline and age symptoms started. The greatest progressive I've noticed in myself from a few years ago to now is my impulse control. Specifically when I'm having an upsetting conversation with another person. A few years ago I would respond to feeling insulted by lashing out and trying to cut the person down as deeply as I could. I hated that I did it after the fact. What I do now instead is say the nasty stuff in my head (shit I scream it in my head), but wait 5 seconds before I allow myself to speak out loud. This has significantly improved my ability to speak my emotions, but in a constructive way. Another sign of progression is a reduction in the frequency and intensity of switching moods throughout the day.

    • snakesandlovers

      229d

      thanks for the response. From what you said it sounds like I got better, and then got worse. Hoping I get back to better I know it's a journey.

      • fupaoverlord

        229d

        Living with BPD is a rollercoaster of a journey, but I like to think we are very perceptive of our experiences and learn from our highs and lows.

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