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loosely_k

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i’m under the impression that medication isn’t typically helpful for bpd since it’s a personality disorder. however, are there any medications you guys would maybe recommend? my main issues are with motivation, energy, mood swings, social anxiety, sleep, and dissociation. i’ve been on several different meds in the past for but little to no luck.

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    • Mia89

      793d

      I have been on a combo of anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic for years. It def doesn’t solve all the problems but it generally makes me stable enough to make some real progress in therapy. From my experience, therapy is the greatest impact on my BPD, but the meds give you the stability to work on things.

    • alyssummay

      792d

      I'm on Paxil and Rexulti, that combination helps calm down my mood swings so much. It makes it a lot easier to be stable. It's a tangible difference.

      • loosely_k

        792d

        @alyssummay i haven’t heard of or tried either of those. i will look into those when i see my psychiatrist

    • BorderlineBrain

      792d

      I've had a super great experience taking Effexor XR. Keeps my moods stable and doesn't let me get as low when I am having a depression day. Many say it also helps with sleep, it gave me insomnia personally but most get drowsy. Only negative effect I've noticed is that I sweat a lot more but I'll gladly take sweating a bit over wanting to off myself in a fit of rage. Oh also that you can't just skip doses or stop it suddenly. It will make you severely sick and you'll have a massive episode, 10/10 do not recommend. Keep on top of taking it regularly and it won't happen tho. I'm on 150mg once a day. Been on it for I think about 2-3 years now.

      • loosely_k

        792d

        @BorderlineBrain i used to be on effexor, actually. didn’t really help me much, i was on it for several months :( scheduled a psychiatrist appointment tho so hoping they have some recommendations!

    • Mia89

      793d

      I have been on a combo of anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and anti-psychotic for years. It def doesn’t solve all the problems but it generally makes me stable enough to make some real progress in therapy. From my experience, therapy is the greatest impact on my BPD, but the meds give you the stability to work on things.

      • loosely_k

        793d

        @Mia89 i know there will never be a clear cut solution for my issues with bpd, but it is reassuring to hear improvement with meds ❤️ thank you

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