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HayLouise

Feeling alone :(

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I've been diagnosed with 2 personality disorders(Avoidant and Dependant) along with traits of Borderline Personality. I have a boyfriend who doesn't believe in mental illness and mocks and laughs at my problems. My family try to understand, I know, but they're not really supportive and it's causing me so much upset :( I'm starting psychotherapy now that I've got a diagnosis, but my psychiatrist told me that joining an online support forum would be good for me too since I don't have any at home. So I found this one.

 

I'm left turning to the internet for extra support, as I'd prefer it more than a face to face support groups due to my avoidant problems :( I haven't been officially diagnosed with BPD (only APD and DPD) but have been told I have some of the traits of it. The uncontrollable moods that are up and down like a yoyo, anger outbursts which lead to screaming, smashing things, and hurting myself, extreme paranoia and jealousy, depersonalization, A great fear of abandonment (though my psychiatrist told me that this is part of my dependant personality and experienced more differently than that of borderline personality) I just don't know anymore :( I haven't been able to settle down since I got the diagnoses and I have nowhere to turn to at all :(

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Hi there HayLouise,

                              Ive been diagnosed with BPD (now emotionally unstable borderline personality) since 2012 and I have been a member here since September 2013, I have found this forum to be very supportive and non judgemental, which has helped me personally no end to feeling comfortable to post here when I ever feel I need to, whether its "the whole world feels against me" or I am having just a "shit day".

I hope you feel as comfortable as I do in the long term as I have found in my experience, the stigma towards mental health still affects many, giving us sufferers a "raw deal" when it comes to being seen and treated fairly.

Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance you must keep moving!

Albert Einstein

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Hey Wilcombebolger,

Thank you so much for your reply! I've been to other forums before this one but received quite negative feedback from the users there :( I have such a hard time explaining my problems as I've constantly felt judged by whoever I try to tell them to, so maybe I make it hard for them to understand? I don't know, honestly

 

Your reply to my post was very welcoming, and I hope there's more people here like you! Thank you for sharing your experience! it really is comforting to know I'm not alone, though really sad to hear so many people suffer and really hope that I'll be able to support others here too :( And yeah, it feels awful being labelled for mental health issues, but knowing finally what's wrong with me has cured my obsession of finding answers and trying to self-diagnose, which I was doing for almost 3 years!

 

I do hope I'll be able to support others here, I'm just not good at all with giving advice :( Again thank you for your kind and welcoming reply wilcombebolger, it really meant alot to me :)

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