Do I have a personality disorder?

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mezyhead
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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 8/20/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I am male. Wierd childhood but not overly abusive. Vivid imagination and cronic liar as a kid.  Suffer from some abandonment issues.  Abused animals as a young child.
First psychiarist at age 13.  Drug use and alcoholism
from age 13 to age 36. Sober 17 years in AA (52 yrs old)  Two half-assed suicide attempts in 20's.  One psych ward  stay for 30 days at age 22.  Two drug rehabs.
Got myself educated: Masters in social work.  I still can't live a normal life. Unstable relationships, codependent and controlling. Have bouts of addictive shopping and deep  inmeshment with people.  Weak boundaries and now I am isolating, losing friends, close to another breakup, having anxiety attacks and suicidal thoughts.  Fantasizing about people's
reaction to my death. Feeling guilty, self pity and disgust. 
Taking 60 mg prozac and 30 mg buspar daily.  Prozac not working.  Started therapist (again for upteenth time) 2 months ago.  Therapist feels I have addictive personality that can be changed with CBT.  "I am in denial and need to hit bottom again in order to change".  I feel it is all useless and I think I have borderline personality disorder. 
Please, what meds should I take next?  Friend reccomended  Abilify along with my useless prozac.  I've been on all major SRUI and they all peter out.  Wellbutrin gave me horrible anxiety attacks. I just made a career change to decrease responsibilities.  Am now caring for aging parent with creeping dementia. Procrastination out of control and am about to lose a wonderful life partner.  No interest  whatsoever in sex.  Anybody relate?

harrington49
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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 355
   Posted 8/20/2010 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mezyhead

I think the best advice I could give you would be to go back and talk to your doctor, he is the best person to prescribe meds for you, although I know I am not telling you anything you don't know. But to me it sounds like you are all over the place with what meds are working and which aren't working.

Maybe you need to change therapists if you don't think the current one is helping you. I think that is what I would do anyway.

I hope you manage to work it all out and I also hope you work out your relationship problems as they can obviously cause a lot of anxiety and depression in your life.

I hope you will continue to post and let us know how you are going.
Kind Regards


Harrington 49

THE HAPPY TURTLE
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 18747
   Posted 8/20/2010 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   
A DX OF BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER IS A TOUGH ONE TO DX. I HAVE SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER, TOOK 9 YRS FOR A DX. FOR A DX YOU NEED 5 OUT OF THE NINE TO MEET THE CRITERIA.

1. DISASSOCIATION
2. DEPRESSION.
3. WITHDRAWWL
4. HEARING OF VOICES.
5. PERSISTANT SELF-HARM
6. SUICIDE ATTEMPTS.
7. MANIPULATION AND DETESTING OF AUTHORITY.
8. NEDDINESS AND PERSISTANT HOSPITALISATIONS
9. ISSUES STEMING FROM ABUSE.


IT CHANGES A BIT, I MAY HAVE MISSED THINGS, AND IT IS DIFFERENT IN OTHER COUNTRIES. BUT THIS WOULD BE STILL RELEVANT.

REGARDS, JAMIE
YESTERDAY IS A BUTTERLY WITHOUT WINGS. (ME)
 
DX, MDD, SEVERE BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER.
 
REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.
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