I'm sorry you had a bad experience there. Have you been diagnosed bipolar by a psychiatrist? What meds are you currently on?
One reason they may have said that about BPD is that most of us BPs are also borderline personality. I don't really know why, but it seems that many BPs have abusive childhoods and develop the abnormal fear of abandonment aka borderline personality disorder. It is not a disease, but a personality disorder, and unfortunately, there is no medication for it.
Let us know how you got diagnosed BP, what happened, whatever you want to share.
I do not blame you for feeling unsafe. By what you have said, it does seem inappropriate to me and is not conducive to a positive group sharing experience. I can assure you that this is a safe group (by my experiences anyhow) and welcome you to share your story here when you feel comfortable. Just as psychnurse says, BP is a comorbid disorder-all sorts of personality goodies, etc come with it. You are not alone-so sorry you had that negative experience...
Thanks to all for the replys. I really did feel that it was a safe place but I guess not. I was diagnosed in 2000 with bp and with a severe anxiety disorder. I am on geodon, lamictal, topamax, lexapro, and resperdal. Right now I am going threw a depression phase. It is very hard on my family right now but they are all very supportive.
In the support group I just shared that I am a self injurer. I am anorexic, and bulimic and I burn myself with ciggeretts. (I have like a total of four times in five years) I only do this to make the pain on the inside stop. It feels better to have the pain on the outside rather than the inside. I still do not think it was right for people who are not doc to give me a diagnosis. I won't go back. I really hope that this will be a safer place for me and that people wont try to diagnos me or judge me. To me that is not what support groups are about.