Note: I edited your post to comply with forum rule #1: serafena
Post Edited By Moderator (serafena) : 3/10/2008 11:08:20 AM (GMT-6)
Hi there LadyBug,
I think Frankie has given you a pretty detailed description of the clinical requirements for BPD but I think its important to bear in mind than none of us here are professionals. I have read your post a couple of times and I cant see any evidence of 'mania' which is compulsory in BPD. Mania can come in different forms. For example: Some people go on spending sprees, some people binge drink, some people get very irritable etc... This is not an exhausative list but gives you a fair idea of what sort of things to look for.
I hope this helps you and gives you some kind of ideas.
Hi again Ladybug,
Darren is very right in his signs of Bipolar, from a partners point of view I saw many types of change as my partner was in her deepest depths of fighting the illness. Here are a few that I experienced and noticed in my partner that opened my eyes that this was not just another depressive eppisode. Dangerous Binge drinking to try and climb out of thre lows along with massive spending spree's. Broken sleep and lack of sleep, severe depression, rapid cycling of moods (ranging from hours to days), increased emotions (more affectionate but for shorter periods), very angry and verbally agressive, hurtfull to those close to her, ability to hide the pain to outsiders and friends decreased as time went on. Self harm started again after a long period of years being able to control it. Finally Phycosis found it's way and addmission was the only option. In my own experience the lows of bipolar were the noticable sign to the outsider, what with the need to produce a fake stability through alcohol.
Hope it helps looking at my personal experience and answers some questions. Darren helped me a lot on here and really is very supportive and knowledgeable, you could do a lot worse than listen to his advice lol.
Reason for edit:
Im sorry but we cannot allow discussions regarding self-harm because there are legal implications as well as the fact that we have minors who use the site. (See Rule #1: http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=46&m=106997)
Post Edited By Moderator (djdaz_1985) : 3/9/2008 11:21:42 AM (GMT-6)
I want to suggest that you make an appt. with a psychiatrist to get properly evaluated ASAP. If you are dealing with all these symptoms, and want to get healthier, you need to get the ball rolling.