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I am so confused. ADHD or BPD?

Shiva

Shiva

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Finally saw a psych. He asked me 2903480239 questions and he says he thinks I have had ADHD since I was a little girl. The impulsive behavior (the thing that makes me believe I had BPD the most) is a result of not being treated. I have been told I have BPD and now ADHD. What the fuck. I am so confused. He prescribed me concerta. Has anyone else had a similar experience. I am giving up hope. I just want to get better.
 
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I have not had that experience but the difference between BPD and ADHD is really far apart. BPD would mean that you are emotionally unstable in instances of rejection. ADHD is more an attention problem without mood swings at all. It is only an attention and hyperactivity problem, o emotions needed for this diagnosis.
 
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The dr also said BPD can be misdiagnosed in women with ADHD. like wtf??
 
Shiva

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I have not had that experience but the difference between BPD and ADHD is really far apart. BPD would mean that you are emotionally unstable in instances of rejection. ADHD is more an attention problem without mood swings at all. It is only an attention and hyperactivity problem, o emotions needed for this diagnosis.
Thats what I was thinking...But I do have classic symptoms of ADHD...I cant sit still cant finish my work etc. Maybe I have both. Great lol
 
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ADHD is based in not getting the correct amount of neurotransmitters to your brain. The reason for the hyperactivity and attention problems is mostly due to not getting enough seratonin (the "everything's OK chemical) and dopamine (the "let's get this done" chemical). There can be emotional swings due to your brain not getting what it needs and then anxiety setting in.
 
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If the meds help, congratulations, no bpd! :)

id take adhd over bpd any day.
 
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Finally saw a psych. He asked me 2903480239 questions and he says he thinks I have had ADHD since I was a little girl. The impulsive behavior (the thing that makes me believe I had BPD the most) is a result of not being treated. I have been told I have BPD and now ADHD. What the fuck. I am so confused. He prescribed me concerta. Has anyone else had a similar experience. I am giving up hope. I just want to get better.
So yeah! I've been through the ringer. I have ADHD (inattentive type) since 17 and 2 1/2 weeks ago was diagnosed with BPD.

If concerta works, stick with it. My brain is rampant with all different thoughts all day long and I have anxiety because of it. I developed depression for many reasons and an eating disorder too. They are all intermixed. BPD is more of your behavior and traits. I think the ADHD is like the science and nature of the beautiful beast, like what is going on with your brain. BPD is developed from abandonment, trauma, lifestyle and I am thinking decision-making. ADHD is tied in with the decision making. ADHD also is known to be a reason for the person with it to struggle with all kinds of relationships.

I am back on Vyvanse after not taking it since August 2019. I can already tell a small difference in my decisions, my thoughts are now less rampant and I am not eating quite as much. I am also following through, like joining this forum.

I hope this can guide you in some way! This post says Jan., hope this response is not too late.

Also if any of this does not make sense... I get that all the time, 24/7. Totally open to hear more from you, or to explain what I meant to say in a different way.
 
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