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Diagnosed BPD and ADHD comorbidity !? HELP !?

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Cmorrow

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I have been to a Top 10 Mentally health facility twice now,in Edmonds Washington . I have stayed a total of 120 days at this center studying DBT and some CBT. Something that Helps a Rare case of mine very minimally without proper medication stabilizing my imbalances. I have tried nearly everything, I am currently taking Lithium at 900/day and Adderall at 20/day i felt like this was helping but I’ve been in a MANIC episode for the last 25 days which is when I started this dosage. I have now slipped back into my DEPRESSED state which normally lasts 1-2 months, I Am feeling Hopeless again, lost all interest in the activities I LOVE, and have been IRRITABLE with no prompting events. I have tried to find information on my case to help and I can’t find ANYTHING! I don’t want to die, I want to live a beautiful life, I have a 4 year old son. I Need some HELP... PLEASE give me advice, I am open to the idea of being studied, I Now my case is very rare and if they are others out there struggling like me I want to expand the Knowledge of this tormenting Illness. GOD BLESS ...
 
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I was never diagnosed with adhd myself, but my mum always suspected that's what I had. Now my son is on the verge of being diagnosed with it, so I do have a hunch that I probably do have it and that's where he got it from. But I have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and PTSD, so I can understand the confusing display of symptoms. I can't give you any miracle advice, but I can tell you what has helped for me in the past. I see a doctor about my problems once every three months, every time I see him I tell him I just feel like I need someone to unload my problems to once a week or something, but where I live that's not available. Instead, my doctor fiddles with my medication and puts me on waiting lists for group therapy (and I won't be going- I have serious issues with people and talking in groups would be terrifying for me). Honestly, I've been through different types of therapy and the only thing that I can tell you really helped me is when I decided that I was going to help myself. Yes, follow your doctors advice, do whatever steps he asks of you, but nothing will work for you if you haven't decided that it's time for change and you've got to really want it for yourself. When things started going positively for me, I was undergoing CBT, and decided that I would also take big scary steps. I got myself a job, got myself into college, and got myself out there instead staying inside and dwelling on the negative all the time. Therapy only really works with compliance from the client.
 
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Livebythesea

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I was never diagnosed with adhd myself, but my mum always suspected that's what I had. Now my son is on the verge of being diagnosed with it, so I do have a hunch that I probably do have it and that's where he got it from. But I have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder and PTSD, so I can understand the confusing display of symptoms. I can't give you any miracle advice, but I can tell you what has helped for me in the past. I see a doctor about my problems once every three months, every time I see him I tell him I just feel like I need someone to unload my problems to once a week or something, but where I live that's not available. Instead, my doctor fiddles with my medication and puts me on waiting lists for group therapy (and I won't be going- I have serious issues with people and talking in groups would be terrifying for me). Honestly, I've been through different types of therapy and the only thing that I can tell you really helped me is when I decided that I was going to help myself. Yes, follow your doctors advice, do whatever steps he asks of you, but nothing will work for you if you haven't decided that it's time for change and you've got to really want it for yourself. When things started going positively for me, I was undergoing CBT, and decided that I would also take big scary steps. I got myself a job, got myself into college, and got myself out there instead staying inside and dwelling on the negative all the time. Therapy only really works with compliance from the client.
Would you mind expanding on what with CBT helped you? Congratulations on making the big scary steps to get a job and get into college!
 
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Livebythesea

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I have been to a Top 10 Mentally health facility twice now,in Edmonds Washington . I have stayed a total of 120 days at this center studying DBT and some CBT. Something that Helps a Rare case of mine very minimally without proper medication stabilizing my imbalances. I have tried nearly everything, I am currently taking Lithium at 900/day and Adderall at 20/day i felt like this was helping but I’ve been in a MANIC episode for the last 25 days which is when I started this dosage. I have now slipped back into my DEPRESSED state which normally lasts 1-2 months, I Am feeling Hopeless again, lost all interest in the activities I LOVE, and have been IRRITABLE with no prompting events. I have tried to find information on my case to help and I can’t find ANYTHING! I don’t want to die, I want to live a beautiful life, I have a 4 year old son. I Need some HELP... PLEASE give me advice, I am open to the idea of being studied, I Now my case is very rare and if they are others out there struggling like me I want to expand the Knowledge of this tormenting Illness. GOD BLESS ...
You said your depressive states usually last one to two months? Do you know what gets you out of the depressed state after that period? My depressions are few but totally destroyed me, and have lasted months - medicine never helped me unfortunately - and then I had to change something small (like when I when back to work part time, or started to slowly organize my home and life to get control of it) and then I got out of the depression. This time is my longest episode, and my first with having a child in my life....hugs to you - it is so very hard.
 
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