amberlyn Posted December 29, 2009 Report Share Posted December 29, 2009 I don't really know how to start this one off ... Well, um, okay .. I had a friend that had borderline personality disorder. I met her last year and at that point, I had never even heard of BPD. She explained to me what it was and my immediate first thought was "well that's me!" I didn't think anything more of it though, and moved on. Recently, I've been thinking more & more about my numerous mental issues. I'm moving soon and when I move, I'm going to start seeing a psych again. One of the things I've thought about was talking to him/her about BPD ... learning more about it, how it can affect someone, and see about testing (if there is any) for it. From what I've read from the DSM-IV, it describes me. On the other hand, some of it could be explained by my bipolar disorder, or my eating disorder, or my separation anxiety. However, I also read (online, so I don't know how true this is) that BPD frequently co-occurs with eating disorders, mood disorders, substance-related disorders, and PTSD - all of which I have. Would it even be worth talking to a doctor about? Maybe I'm not bipolar at all, maybe it's just BPD. Maybe I don't have BPD. I guess I'm curious if talking to a dr would change anything. Say I get dx'd with BPD ... would they put me on more meds? Would it help explain some of (what I consider) "my craziness?" What would be the benefits, if any, to talking to a dr about it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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