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    Do you have Borderline Personality Disorder? This new Exchange has been developed so we can encourage each other, share tips to get through those down days, and/or just vent.
    recently diagnosed (trigger)
    hobit24 posted:
    I was recently diagnosed with borderline personality disorder this past june and july when I was hospitalized. At least now I know why my moods are like a yoyo. I hate it. One minet I am doing ok and the next all I want to do is to cry or scream. I even have manic episodes. Things are so hard for me right now in dealing with this and all the new changes in my life. I am finding it hard to function. I was kicked out of my home because of my hospitalization. I guess my sister just didn't under stand and was scared. I had to move to another state to live with her and her family. On top of the move we may be moving again because of their finaces. I am not sure I could handle another move. I am not sure what to do. I have come close to wanting to OD and I am back to cutting again though now I cut where no one can see. I feel quilty about this too. I am so emotionaly confused right now I don't know what to do.
    marysings responded:
    I am really at a loss to provide advice. I hope someone else may have a few suggestions.

    In the meantime, try your best to stop the self-injury.

    When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. Helen Keller
    bod27 responded:
    Hi Hobit24 and welcome to the board.

    I remember when I was diagnosed the mixture of fear and relief. Finally there was a reason for my rapid mood swings and that did lift some of the stress. It is horrible but at least you now know there is something you can do about it. Are you on any meds? Do you have anyone you can talk to about how you are feeling?

    Only you know how much of the diagnosis fits you but something i was told by someone was don't let the diagnosis become you - it will prob bring somethings into focus for you but there is no reason for you to let it rule you.

    I have been away from the boards for a while but you may find the self harm one useful as well. There are plenty of people there who understand and have been a huge help to me.

    Hang on in there and keep posting

    stay safe ((((((hobit24))))))
    ACHing3120 replied to bod27's response:
    Hello 2 all \ This is my 1st X here I guess I've had this disorder for a long time My feelings r so easily hurt I spend a lot of time crying and upset and I'm afraid to go out,I'm afraid in my own home I would like to chat with a womyn who knows the loneliness,fear and hurt I feel

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