Posted by smokeymadison on November 25, 2004, at 22:13:53
In reply to Re: Borderline Personality Disorder, posted by midwestgirl on November 25, 2004, at 20:38:23
i was just diagnosed with BPD about a week and a half ago. i am currently reading up on the disorder. i am finding books to be much more helpful than online sites. one book in particular, "I Hate You, Don't Leave Me" is very , very helpful. as it is a personality disorder, i know understand that certain aspects of the "illness" are not going to change. But i am hopeful that my symptoms can be reduced or even eliminated with therapy and medication. i have been in therapy off and on for almost 5 years and on medication for 4, and i still think that i have a much better chance now than ever before to "get better" because i can educate myself about the disorder b/c i was finally diagnosed with it.
i have been on about a dozen different meds, and i find that a mood stabilizer like Trileptal and an antipsychotic like Risperdal, Geodon, or Abilify (i like Abilify best--fewest side effects)work very well for me.
Don't get discouraged b/c of the diagnosis, take advantage of the fact that you can learn more about what is wrong and how to make it right now. Good luck!