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l0gf

209d

I've been thinking about the possibility that I may have bpd but I'm very unsure. when I've looked into and all of what it entails, I relate to a lot of it. However anytime I hear people who are diagnosed talk about it and their experiences, I feel like it's a bit more intense than what I experience. Or I'd say a better way to put it is there are a lot of things they talk about bpd coming with, that I don't experience. I have a really big problem with cutting people off even when they're terrible people. Everything people with bpd say about having a favorite person, is what I experience. Even with new people, if they show me the right kind of attention, I get very obsessive and it's like my whole world suddenly revolves around this person and my mood is dependent on their response. I just recently got out of a very toxic relationship/friendship with my ex boyfriend and then friend of 6 years. Even after time and time again of him treating me terribly and doing awful things to me, I couldn't handle the idea of him not being in my life. Even now it is still hard, but I've finally forced myself to keep him out of my life. All n all, I'm not sure if me being bipolar or autistic have anything contributing factors in this but I'd really appreciate some feedback.

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    • Boogs

      191d

      I definitely understand this. I'm autistic and ADHD and there are so many disorders with overlapping symptoms. It's so hard to get diagnosed too. I've just had doctors tell me to manage the symptoms and not worry about labeling.. but I want to know what the issue is you know?

    • Boogs

      191d

      I definitely understand this. I'm autistic and ADHD and there are so many disorders with overlapping symptoms. It's so hard to get diagnosed too. I've just had doctors tell me to manage the symptoms and not worry about labeling.. but I want to know what the issue is you know?

    • bitty458

      206d

      I feel your pain I am an emotional wreck

    • TR4SHYK1TTY

      206d

      there is so many traits that overlap between bipolar, autism, bpd and other things. you could definitely talk to a professional about it. i was dignosed with bpd and my whole life everyone thought i had it, it’s just hard to get a dignosis depending on your age and where you live. i was dignosed with bipolar when i was at rehab and i always felt i had something else. i understand how validating a dignosis can feel, but the medication and treatment for bipolar and bpd is very similar so you essentially don’t need a dignosis to get the help you need. before i was diagnosed with bpd i was already in dbt (dialectal behavioral therapy) which was actually designed to treat borderlines. but there is so many people in that therapy that don’t have bpd, or have similar traits but don’t have a dignosis. also there is no specific medication for bpd because it’s a personality disorder not a mood disorder. a lot of mood stabilizers and other meds that are meant for bipolar can also help with bpd. for example, i’m on lamictal to help with my bpd but technically it’s a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder. i understand how upsetting being misdiagnosed or not being dignosed can feel, but ultimately it’s the treatment you get and the lifestyle you live that matters, not the word the doctor calls it.

      • l0gf

        206d

        @TR4SHYK1TTY thank you, I really appreciate it. You've cleared my mind about it a bit

    • l0gf

      209d

      And please feel free to ask any questions! I'll take all the help I can get

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Based on the context provided, it seems like you're experiencing symptoms that could be associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), such as having a "favorite person" and struggling to cut off toxic relationships. However, these symptoms can also overlap with other conditions like bipolar disorder or autism. It's important to consult with a mental health professional for an accurate diagnosis.

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