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BPD and weight

Shiva

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Can someone talk to me about their experience with BPD and weight gain or loss?

I am underweight when I was always normal. I have lost all my curves. I feel so depressed no matter what I do I cannot gain. I am sick of hearing people comment on my weight. It’s so hard to feel normal and ok when I look like this. If anyone can speak about their experiences of weight gain or loss I would so appreciate it.
 
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Have you been assessed for other things that could be causing weight loss? LIke for instance hyperthyroidism. I am NOT saying you have that, just there are other causes and they should be ruled out first surely. I am interested, why do you think this is linked to BPD? I've never heard of this before.
 
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In respect to BPD I don't think there are any recognised symptoms in regards to weight loss or weight gain, these weight issues are more likely a result of other mental health issues
For me I lose weight when depressed. Anxious, hypomania, .etc
 
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binge eating can be a symptom?
I have in the past lost lots of weight now I have gained lots xxx from binging xxx
 
Luci

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I struggle to eat when I am anxious or feeling strong emotions they always seem to form a knot in my stomach and it's like theres no room for food....
 
Shiva

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Thanks guys I do know I have read literature about BPD and obesity so I thought maybe there is a correlation with weight.
 
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I lost weight related to anxiety a couple years ago. I gained some back but my appetite still isn’t great. I kinda lost my hips too 🙈

I like my figure actually now that I gained a couple pounds back. One way to help get an appetite is to do some mild exercise like walking or yoga ❤
 
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Shiva you have to love yourself as you are now - i used to be a really skinny girl and now I am on the curvier side and my problem was not liking my curves because I spent most of my life being a thin girl. I am learning to love my body by feeding myself good and healthy food and by doing yoga. I am trying to turn some of my curves to muscles and seeing my progress is helping me love my body.

I think BPD and weight gain can be from the meds - i know my seroquel and cymbalta both can cause weight gain and so i have to accept my curves cuz I cannot be without my meds.
 
megirl

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With BPD itself no,
But some of the resulting symptoms of having BPD can be depression, anxiety, self harm, etc. Part of those symptoms depression or anxiety some people comfort eat or others can't find the appetite or interest in food to eat well
 
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I blame my ED on my BPD. If my moods were more regulated, I'd eat better. My moods affect my appetite massively.
When I'm feeling good I eat as normal.

Since you mentioned how your weight was always normal, I'd suggest seeing your GP incase there is another medical issue causing it.
If your bpd symptoms have escalated lately then that could explain the changes, but it's still always best to check just to be safe.
 
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Learn nutrition, count your calories, and measure your fitness. Be patient with yourself. Look to others in your family to gauge what body type you have in that respect. Metabolism can really rev up when we are stressed out too. I live in the states, when I was a kid, back in the 70's, it seemed everyone was pretty fit, but we never wanted to be inside, all we wanted to do was get out of the house & be free, however now we are in the throes of a diabetic epidemic. Our gut seems to run right alongside our so called mental status, some call it the second brain, the ENS, or Enteric Nervous, we also have a SNS, ANS, and SNS. I'm underweight too, don't just starve yourself purposely.
 
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