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Hello.

I suppose I should begin by telling you a bit about myself.

My name is Frankie. I'm 18. I live in Minnesota. I'm a trans* male, and I consider myself demipansexual.

I've been diagnosed with Major Depression with psychotic features, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Insomnia, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, ADD, Anorexia Nervosa, Borderline Personality Disorder, Gender Identity Disorder, and Schizoid Personality Disorder. I was also diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, and I've tried to commit suicide once.

I've been dealing with depression, ADD, ADHD, OCD, and anxiety since I was little. I was bullied a lot as a kid, and I quickly became depressed, and suicidal as time went on. The bullying also contributed to my feelings of anxiety, which materialized into me avoiding most forms of social contact. I started cutting when I was 13, and tried to commit suicide when I was 15. I tried to bleed out, as well as overdose on ibuprofen. I was unsuccessful, because I only cut my legs at the time, and I didn't take enough pills to knock me out, only enough to make me sick. No one noticed, so I didn't tell anyone and I didn't have to go to the hospital. Going back a little bit, when I was 14, I was hit by a car on my bike, and now I have a phobia of driving, and I'm still trying to get over my PTSD. This is also when the psychotic features of my depression came to light. They got progressively worse over the years, and when I was 16, they sent me to the hospital for fear of another suicide attempt. From there, I went on to the Partial Program at the hospital, and then on to DBT, which I graduated from after 7 months. By that time, I was nearing the end of my senior year in high school. I graduated a little over 3 months later, and then I went back to the hospital for a stomachache I had had since March. They diagnosed me with Crohn's Disease 2 months later. Then, I moved and started my first semester of college. In October, I had to go back to the hospital for my depression. I didn't attempt suicide, but I was dangerously close to doing so. I was hospitalized in the adult ward for a week, and then I went back to school after dropping 3 classes. I quickly learned that I was still suicidal, and that I needed help. So, I withdrew from school, and now I'm seeing a therapist, psychiatrist, and I plan on going back to DBT soon. If you've read all of this, I congratulate you. I've got a pretty long and boring history of mental problems.

I suppose I should head off to bed, now. It's pretty late. I wish you all a good and safe night.

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Hi, Frankie, and welcome to our community.

You have been through a great deal in your life. :( My heart goes out to you. It's good you are seeing a therapist and trying to help yourself. How are you feeling now?

I had bacterial C Diff colitis for 2 months a few years back and that was so difficult to cope with! I can't imagine what it must be like living with Crohn's Disease. :( Are you working with a physician to hopefully ease your symptoms?

I hope it helps to talk and express yourself here. We are listening.

Take gentle care, Frankie.

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hi frankie, and welcome to the forum.

like irma, my heart also goes out to you. i gotta admit, that's quite an impressive list of syndromes and disorders.

i don't really have any useful advice, but i'll just say that we're listening (or reading). so don't be a stranger, drop by and post whenever you feel the need.

bye for now, and take care.

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