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SpookyHorizonChick

851d

I have Borderline Personality Disorder and ADHD. My husband just suffers from ADHD. I have found that his ADHD is treated MUCH more seriously by Drs and friends/family alike. And on top of that I feel as though my BPD is always taking center stage at counseling/Drs appointments when most the time my ADHD is what's got me out of whack now. Anyone else find this to be true? :(

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    • FaeriBean

      850d

      When I talk to my doctor, I make sure to spend the entire time ranting about how my adhd symptoms are severely impairing me. It helps, but not always. My doctor keeps trying to blame everything on ptsd.

    • FaeriBean

      850d

      When I talk to my doctor, I make sure to spend the entire time ranting about how my adhd symptoms are severely impairing me. It helps, but not always. My doctor keeps trying to blame everything on ptsd.

    • Dhadhu

      851d

      For me I have bpd and adhd as well. My doctor, who is amazing, she wanted to treat my bpd first and get the medicine stable before starting adhd meds. I mean you can start multiple meds at a time but it's definitely not recommended. I also had counseling each week. My bpd meds ended up reaching a max for me before I had pretty bad and rare side effects. But the dose I could take was also doing nothing for me. Also around that time I started working out and getting help with my nutrition and it's nicer outside so I would walk outside. I mean I had to force myself to do these things everyday as a habit but I started losing weight and my gym is small and close knit so I made gym buddies who I could really relate to. So all of that was helping my mood obviously and it was doing more for me than the low dose of medicine was so she stopped it. Then I brought up adhd meds and that my counselor was telling me that she thinks I really need them. So she started them for me recently, like last week actually. I need to adjust the dosage but I mean it's a start. So maybe they have a course of action plan set and they haven't mentioned it to you. Which they should tell you about it but maybe. 2nd is some doctors don't take adhd adults seriously and definitely not in women seriously. Women and men's show adhd symptoms differently most of the time but not always. So I think you should talk to your doctor about what his/her overall treatment plan is for you on bpd as well as adhd. Inattentive adhd is women was rarely diagnosed until recently and was sometimes mistaken for bpd since alot of the symptoms overlap. I mean you can have both but I'm just saying they do. I have both. So it's also possible that your doctor may think your adhd symptoms are due to bpd and think he/she should treat for bpd and not adhd? It's possible but you should ask your doctor about his overall plan and ask questions on why it's treated that way or whatever else you have doubts on. You can ask your counselor too about it. Sometimes counselors prefer to treat specific illnesses and don't usually treat all of them because each illness has a specific therapy for them and not everyone can do all the types of therapy. There's alot of them. I found my my current counselor after a lot of searching and reading. I found one who helps with my illnesses because like bpd uses DBT therapy to treat it instead of another therapy method. Just ask them and talk to to them about your questions and concerns on your treatment. It's your body and you deserve proper complete and comfortable treatment for it. And if they are acting in way that you don't like or they don't want to treat your adhd then you can always look for another one. I went through quite a few doctors before I found mine.

    • leafs

      851d

      Definitely. I have C-PTSD but was misdiagnosed with BPD at first, and the ways my ADHD messed with my life were never really taken seriously. I think the whole reason I was misdiagnosed in the first place was because the Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria symptom of my ADHD kinda looked like BPD, so between that and my trauma I got a diagnosis that wasn’t actually accurate for me. If they had taken my ADHD symptoms as seriously as they do with other people (mostly men) I feel like I could have skipped over a whole bunch of extra work getting to a diagnosis that actually fit me.

    • Twig127

      851d

      Definitely. I have bipolar type 2 and it’s always prioritized among all of my other illnesses

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