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BPD.... Need some help

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piratesysy

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I've had the diagnosis of BPD for about a year now....

I have recently over the past 4 months managed my problem. I haven't had what I term "an episode" for about 5 months and I've not self-harmed in about 3 months.

I don't know why but I feel "an episode" coming on. I've been fine all day, went out for a coffee with some friends and on the way home everything just changed.

Once I got home I picked up my knitting and the negative thinking started.... Self harming etc.

I really don't know what to do, I've taken an anti-psychotic. I just feel that if I don't do something I'm going to loose it. I don't want to take an over dose, or self harm, I don't want to throw away all the hard work.

If anyone can suggest anything that would be greatly appreciated.

Pirate Sysy x
 
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quality factor

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I've had the diagnosis of BPD for about a year now....

I have recently over the past 4 months managed my problem. I haven't had what I term "an episode" for about 5 months and I've not self-harmed in about 3 months.

I don't know why but I feel "an episode" coming on. I've been fine all day, went out for a coffee with some friends and on the way home everything just changed.

Once I got home I picked up my knitting and the negative thinking started.... Self harming etc.

I really don't know what to do, I've taken an anti-psychotic. I just feel that if I don't do something I'm going to loose it. I don't want to take an over dose, or self harm, I don't want to throw away all the hard work.

If anyone can suggest anything that would be greatly appreciated.

Pirate Sysy x
hi Pirate Sysy, I too have BPD and can recognise when I am having an episode. Sometimes I give in and self-harm, other times I really have to fight the negative emotions until it wears off...that's the hard part.
You are showing signs of some positive thinking by what you say. The best thing that I do is try to divert the intrusive thoughts by doing something that i can get involved in...usually Laptop,music etc.Like you my mood can change in what seems like an instant, My CPN says there is always a trigger for mood change no matter how great or small. I try also to identify the trigger and try to put it right. In my case it is a very hard thing to do and takes practice.
Hope I might have helped a bit...stick with it!:)
 
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