I have all of the signs of a person that has BPD but I have never actually been tested for it. And a video explained that it could show up in child years or early adult years and occasionally shows up in people that have experienced abuse and traumatic events in their childhood. Alot of my conditions were because of those things that happened in my early years of life. Does anyone else feel this way?
Sexual and gender identity disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
I had a very traumatic childhood, honestly my whole life until a few years ago. There really isn't a test for bpd that I'm aware of, it took me until last year to be diagnosed. I was slapped with bipolar in my teens and told everything else was just a symptom of that. I knew something was wrong but I didn't know what it was. Bpd is hard, and if you have suspicions I would see a therapist who specializes in bpd. A lot of them won't take bpd patients, I guess because there's no real way to manage it beyond treating the symptoms and behavioral therapy.
I have had traumatic experiences my whole life too. And I'm thinking about doing that. Thank you so much.
Our brains get shaped by it, growing up in chaos like we have. It changes who we are before we even have a chance to find out who that person is. I've been on meds for three years now, and while I still have bad days, or even a bad week, I manage and I hate myself less. I may be changing one of my medications next month. I mention it because this could be a long process. I have been on at least 15 different medications since I was 16. Just don't get discouraged in your journey if it takes longer to find something that works for you.
Very much so.
It is my understanding that most (if not all) people with BPD have childhood trauma. If you have symptoms of BPD and can’t be examined by a professional, I would suggest reading a book on the subject, so that you can get more detail about BPD and what life is like with the disorder.
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