Day 8: BPD Challenge (Diagnoses)

I am doing this 31 days of BPD challenge because of the stigma associated with Borderline Personality Disorder.  It is probably one of the last talked about (honestly) and explained from personal experience than any other mental illness.  All these prompts have to do with characteristics of BPD, whether to do with specific symptoms and criteria of the illness or vague questions about items that are related to the illness, ex questions about specific relationships.

  • Day 8: Do you have any other diagnoses? Which ones?

I have no other diagnoses. I was only diagnosed with BPD two years ago and placed on medication (Lamotrigine / Lamictal) 6 months later to help stabilize my moods. The medication has helped me tremendously. It is important to stay on top of your medication daily and ONLY take the amount told my Psychiatrist. From personal experience, when missing a day of my medication, I immediately become irritable and everyone in my family can notice it right away. I have not shown any side effects with this medication.

Other than BPD, I have not been diagnosed with any other disorder.

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