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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.
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blackrat posted:
Hey, I want to say it's nice to find out I am not the only one with this, but on the other hand I absolutely hate that anyone else has to deal with this. I've dealt with severe depression, anxiety, BPD, probably bipolar as well. I soaked my brain with alcohol for 25 years to releive the pain, cost me two marriages and my entire family. But I read a quote once, can't remember the mans' name, he said "if you find yourself walking through hell, just keep walking". I kept walking and beleive I'm on the upside, still have some climbing to do but I'm getting there. Never give up and never quit.
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taraoverdepression responded:
Thank goodness a fellow addict/alchy! I am pasting my post below in hopes of some encouragement. We seem to be alike in some ways.
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Below is a brief description of my issue but I am posting this in the ADD/ADHD community because I have taken... Posted by An_259761 Below is a brief description of my issue but I am posting this in multiple communities because even the doctors agree i am an unclassified "mixed bag!" I posted this in the ADD/ADHD community becauseI have taken the prescription drug Adderall that had been prescribed to another person and the results were amazing. I could concentrate, focus, make sense, and be a generally nice person. The PROBLEM is that with my extremely long and severe addiction history my Doctor will not prescribe it to me. I have tried Strattera and did not have the same great results.
I have battled depression and anger my entire life and am a recovering alcoholic and drug addict as well. To complicate matters even more, I believe that I suffered form undiagnosed post-partum depression after my second child was born. I am 39 years old, female, and no doctor has ever committed to a specific "Diagnosis" due to my severe addiction problems. I have been using some type of substance since pre-teen age, 10 or 11 years old, and I don't truly know what a normal emotional balance is. Also, I have had only miniscule periods of serious sobriety. Is it "bi-polar, or borderline personality, or multiple personality, or ADHD?" the possibilities seem painfully endless. I am currently on Symbyax and Gabapentin- heavy doses of both, and want to try Cymbalta with the Symbyax simply because it is covered by my insurance at no cost to me. I need the effect of the Adderall and maybe a mild anxiety medication without the stigma and assumption that I am "pill/drug seeking."
Thank you for any advice


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