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Old 03-10-14, 06:29 PM   #1
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Hi guys, I've posted on here before a couple of times, talking about my horrible depression, my medication, and my hospital stay. Well I checked myself into a psych ward on Wednesday and stayed for 5 days. While there I had my medication increased to Effexor 225 mg and 2.5 mg of Abilify. I was also diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, depression, and alcohol abuse. Does anyone on this forum have it or have had experience with it? I'm a having a little trouble with my diagnosis. Denial perhaps. Any information or support would be helpful through this rough time.
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Old 03-11-14, 09:07 PM   #2
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Hey Cupcake,

Firstly its lovely to meet you. My name's Mitch =).

Secondly, (without boring the bits off you) let me tell you a bit about me, then maybe you can take the parts that are necessary and hopefully help yourself =).

I'm bipolar, so the whole depression thing comes naturally to me... Just trust me on one thing, your NOT the only person to feel this way. I know this because I was in a similar situation. Except mine wasn't alcohol abuse, more substance abuse.

I too am on Abilify, 15mg of the stuff, its above the required amount but it keeps me calm (don't worry, my doctor said I should take it =)).

It's hard for others to relate to OUR situation ('our' because your not the only person like this, i assure you).

I'm not going to bore you with the usual shit of 'aww im sorry, it must be horrible', because people don't know until they have been in that situation truly how horrible it is.

When you I hit rock bottom, I think to myself "surely tomorrow has to be better, right?". And if it isn't, i say that about the next day, and so on.

To put you in the picture I also have Psychosis, which is why i'm on Abilify.

Look, please feel free to post ANY questions on this thread and I will try my hardest to answer them/ help you.

All the best,

Mitch.

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Old 03-23-14, 11:30 AM   #3
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Hi cupcake, if you don't relate to the description of your diagnosis, you should get a second opinion, always without telling to see if it's conclusive.
Hope you are feeling better and sometimes they do get it wrong. My sister-in-law was diagnosed as bipolar after a maniac fit at 36 and now they've found out she had lyme desease from a tick when she was younger. She never related to the description of bipolar, she is never depressed, she is happily married with a good carrer and she had never had these manic fits till 4 years ago. So she went from doctor to doctor till one run the blood tests and they found out the real reason of her behaviour.
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Hi cupcake

How are you going? I have recently been diagnosed with BPD too and have had depression and anxiety for over 10 years and bouts of abuse of prescription drugs.

I too struggled with the diagnosis of BPD. Is it because you don't think you have it? Or is it just that its a hard diagnosis to accept?

I had trouble with it because I had always thought that many of the symptoms were something that everyone had but were just better at dealing with and I felt unhinged to be diagnosed with another psychological disorder.

However once I thought about it, it did provide some comfort that the things I struggle with aren't something that everyone goes through and just have a better time at dealing with. It is an actual disorder, but that means it is something which can be treated.

I hope you are doing well and if you need a sounding board I am happy to help.
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Old 09-20-14, 11:09 AM   #5
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Hey, guys, why is BPD hard to accept for you? Is it because it's a personality disorder so maybe you or others think it's a personality flaw?


Cupcake and CottonRox: I'm on 40 mg of Abilify. I don't know how less can even work, but I guess you haven't been on it long enough for it to stop working at those doses...


How is Effexor so far, Cupcake? I want some, because I sometimes still have motivational deficits despite the fact that I'm physically energetic enough... I need something like what Celexa gave me when I wasn't used to meds so Celexa actually worked...
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Old 09-24-14, 09:48 PM   #6
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For me it's the stigma, people seem to think it means I hear voices or I'm a psychopath who is ready to snap and go on a rampage
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