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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.
what meds are successfully treating your BPD
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maxine729 posted:
I have been reading good things about Prozac with Tergetol
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rachaelpekay responded:
lexapro daily and ripseridone as needed.
 
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MarySings responded:
I take Pristiq, Wellbutrin, and Buspar.

I wish there was just one anti-depressant for each particular kind of mental health problem. Unfortunately, it's trial and error all the time.

Mary
I'm strong willed and I tell it like it is.I make mistakes,I'm sometimes out of control but I love and give with all my heart.If you can't accept me at my worst then you don't deserve me at my best.
 
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maxine729 replied to MarySings's response:
here is some interesting reading
especially under "Annual Updates"

http://www.biologicalunhappiness.com/
 
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MarySings replied to maxine729's response:
Thank you for the information. I checked the website but noticed that most of the information and articles were written about 15 years ago.

Still, I bookmarked it for further reading later.

Thanks,
Mary
I'm strong willed and I tell it like it is.I make mistakes,I'm sometimes out of control but I love and give with all my heart.If you can't accept me at my worst then you don't deserve me at my best.
 
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SFGiantsgirl responded:
Celexa and Abilify.
 
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JenPBDBP2 replied to SFGiantsgirl's response:
My psychiatrist told me there isn't a medication for BPD except when dealing with the extremes. So I'm non-medicated.
 
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SFGiantsgirl replied to JenPBDBP2's response:
Mine said that no mediction is going to make it better unless you combine it with threapy. If I'm not on a medication I can go from nice to nasty.
 
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nopoin replied to SFGiantsgirl's response:
i'm on three different meds. and I have BPD. I was diagnosed with it a year ago, and it has taken about 6 months to get the mix of meds right. I'm on Depakote ER once a day, and Buspar 3 times and one dose of prozac a day that is my med cocktail. I'm also in therapy, Last week I had my once every three month med checkup, for the first time in months I was able to tell the doctor that I felt more normal, able to function a little better. Adding the Depakote ER has made all the difference. I also have to deal with anxiety and panic disorder and being a person that deals with self injury behavior. So yes I think there is medicines that can help.
 
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SFGiantsgirl replied to nopoin's response:
I agree meds are a plus for me too. What are the dosage of your meds?
 
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nopoin replied to SFGiantsgirl's response:
Mine are Prozac 40mg. Buspar 10mg. 3 times a day. Depakote ER. 500mg once every night, and If I can't sleep I have 100 mg. of Amitriplyn . All my meds are considered low doses. It's nice when you can start to count more good days than bad ones.
 
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sodbuster1974 responded:
I take the Prozac and Tegretol and it has helped tremendously. Although I have triggers that really seem to set me off at times, I also take buspar for GAD. I think you have to try different drug combo's untill you find what works for you.
 
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Anon_61744 replied to MarySings's response:
Good for you to have the high self esteem and confidence to be so proud of who you are! I was diagnosed with Borderline nine years ago and, although I have taken DBT courses, I still struggle on a daily basis .its one thing to know the "coping skills" but another to use them when you need them the most. When I am out of control, no one can talk to me. I'm the mother of four "young adult" children and the grandmother of three. I'd like to chat with you...
 
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Anon_61744 responded:
I take 40mg Prozac, 300mg Wellbutrin, 200 mg. SEROQUEL ( works great for my severe mood swings) and valium, as needed.
 
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ChevalierO replied to Anon_61744's response:
I am being treated for Bipolar II too but the condition overlays or interplays with BPD as well. And I take Abilify 7.5 mg, Lamictal 200mg at bedtime, and 200mg Topomax (works for migraine prevention too). The first two are FDA approved for the treatment of Bipolar; the last one isn't--my doctor uses it off label. Both Lamictal and Topomax are seizure disorder meds. Abilify is a new class atypical antipsychotic med. I'm newly diagnosed. Also have MDD. So much co-occuring conditions at play. My meds are still in the 'tweaking phase.' But I have experienced considerable difference as opposed to NOT being on any medications. Antidepressants actually made my depression worse, so my psychiatrist took me off of my Wellbrutrin. The Abilify makes up for the antidepressant; the anti-seizure meds smooth out my mood swings--I'm a rapid cycler re: my BP. So what's it's worth to you re: BPD. My BPD has been better thnx to the meds AND psychotherapy...that's CRUCIAL.


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