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BPD going through pychotic episodes

melonino

melonino

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Hello everyone. I hope you are doing fine today.

I was diagnosed BPD a couple of months ago, after going back and forth with anxiety, depression, obsessive and self harming tendencies... Once I got diagnosed, and excited to start with a new treatment, I finally felt a bit more calm. At least I new what was happening to me.

Now, the nightmare starts again and things get serious. I´ve been dealing with psychotic episodes for weeks now, and I just realized a couple of days ago, while I was talking to my therapist. I'm very, very scared, and I'd like to know if this is normal, and it's just something common in BPD or temporary due to stress at work or in general, or If this could be the start of something else.

My therapist didn't want to go deeper, because he knew It would cause me a lot of anxiety, and told me to research if there's any kind of path in my family dealing with mental health issues.

It would be great to hear your experiences, thank you so much in advance.
And sorry for the terrible english.
 
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Jules5

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Hey Hang in there. This is all new to you. Keep going to your therapist all will be good if you are willing to accept what is going on with you.
 
Sendy23

Sendy23

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From what I read, it is common to experience psychosis alongside BPD. Some people do and some people don't. Can I ask, how bad does the psychosis get?
 
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Girl interupted

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It’s stress. Discussing trauma our brains want to shut it down because it’s overload, and frankly it’s very painful. If you’ve never discussed the trauma prior, it will prompt the episodes. It’s very hard to unearth that which we have deeply buried. We buried it for a reason.

Be kinder to yourself.

I’m very glad your therapist is easing off a bit. Take that time to regroup and you can even spend an entire session talking about the weather. Go at a pace that suits you. Even if it’s very slow. Over time it all will come out, and you can examine it and let it go and then feel more stable.
 
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