I first heard the words Borderline Personality Disorder when a visiting therapist suggested I may have that when I was having a major breakdown/dummy spit 2 years ago.
What is that? so I researched and boy did that sound like me, so I showed my husband of 30 years and he recognized me too (not all of the symptoms)
So for the next two years I ignored it and continued taking my depression medication, of which I have been on for the last 8 years.
Another major dummy spit, leaving job, drinking, ending in hospital - I took notice.
Now I have a doctor that is saying yes you have BPD, I go to a therapist once a month to learn DBT and weaning off medication.
After 30 years of being on and off medication, having breakdowns, drinking too much, changing jobs at a whim, ending up in hospital suicidal. Why did it take so long???
I struggle with DBT but keep with it as eventually I will be entering back into civilization - I have not worked for 20 months and feel I have lost my identity so I hibernate.
How many are like me? Misdiagnosed for so long?