Borderline, Bipolar and struggling

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scoosh111
August 1, 2014 - 4:00 am
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scoosh111
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I'm a 45 year old male, diagnosed with Bipolar 10 years ago after being treated for depression for 15 years. I was diagnosed with BPD 2.5 years ago.

I'm struggling badly although my meds help. I'm also seeing a good psychologist and we're going to start CBT again which I hope will help.

Does anyone else with this diagnosis feel they're fighting a losing battle?



Current medications as of 08-01-2014
08-01-2014 - Present: Bendroflumethiazide, 25mg. 1
08-01-2014 - Present: Depakote, 50mg. 5
08-01-2014 - Present: Lantus Insulin Pen, 20 units. 1
08-01-2014 - Present: Metformin, 1000mg. 1
08-01-2014 - Present: Novo Rapid Flex Pen Insulin, 4 units. 3
08-01-2014 - Present: Omeprazole, 20mg. 1
08-01-2014 - Present: Quetiapine, 50mg. 1
08-01-2014 - Present: Ramipril, 10mg. 1
08-01-2014 - Present: Sertraline, 50mg. 1

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scoosh111
August 1, 2014 - 4:00 am
I'm a 45 year old male, diagnosed with Bipolar 10 years ago after being treated for depression for 15 years. I was diagnosed with BPD 2.5 years ago.

I'm struggling badly although my meds help. I'm also seeing a good psychologist and we're going to start CBT again which I hope will help.

Does anyone else with this diagnosis feel they're fighting a losing battle?



Current medications as of 08-01-2014
08-01-2014 - Present: Bendroflumethiazide, 25mg. 1
08-01-2014 - Present: Depakote, 50mg. 5
08-01-2014 - Present: Lantus Insulin Pen, 20 units. 1
08-01-2014 - Present: Metformin, 1000mg. 1
08-01-2014 - Present: Novo Rapid Flex Pen Insulin, 4 units. 3
08-01-2014 - Present: Omeprazole, 20mg. 1
08-01-2014 - Present: Quetiapine, 50mg. 1
08-01-2014 - Present: Ramipril, 10mg. 1
08-01-2014 - Present: Sertraline, 50mg. 1

JustmeJ
August 1, 2014 - 1:52 pm
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Just to warn you, the forum can be a bit slow (I find the forums at Crazymeds to be a little busier). I don't post there but I have been there to read up on my meds and see how others are doing with them.
I do not have BPD but noticed my dr had written in my medical records that I have BPD "tendencies". I do have Depersonalization Disorder. I have done CBT before and it did help me...a lot actually. It took time though and my therapist at the time told me I was resistant to it (stubborn I guess lol). It did eventually work though. It did a lot for my anxiety. The CBT is something that helped me and hasn't gone away. So, as you can see, I am a big supporter of it. I hope it will help you too.

I often wonder if this is as good as it gets.



Current medications as of 08-01-2014
03-14-2008 - Present: Ambien, 10mg. once per day (night)
03-14-2008 - Present: Wellbutrin, 300mg. once per day (morning)
03-01-2012 - Present: Ativan, .5. as needed
11-15-2012 - Present: lithium, 600mg. twice a day
07-22-2014 - Present: Fluoxetine HCL (Prozac), 20 mg. Once per day

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JustmeJ
August 1, 2014 - 1:52 pm
Just to warn you, the forum can be a bit slow (I find the forums at Crazymeds to be a little busier). I don't post there but I have been there to read up on my meds and see how others are doing with them.
I do not have BPD but noticed my dr had written in my medical records that I have BPD "tendencies". I do have Depersonalization Disorder. I have done CBT before and it did help me...a lot actually. It took time though and my therapist at the time told me I was resistant to it (stubborn I guess lol). It did eventually work though. It did a lot for my anxiety. The CBT is something that helped me and hasn't gone away. So, as you can see, I am a big supporter of it. I hope it will help you too.

I often wonder if this is as good as it gets.



Current medications as of 08-01-2014
03-14-2008 - Present: Ambien, 10mg. once per day (night)
03-14-2008 - Present: Wellbutrin, 300mg. once per day (morning)
03-01-2012 - Present: Ativan, .5. as needed
11-15-2012 - Present: lithium, 600mg. twice a day
07-22-2014 - Present: Fluoxetine HCL (Prozac), 20 mg. Once per day

dpressed
August 1, 2014 - 2:37 pm
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for me personal it has always been a battle some days are better then others , the most helpful advice I can give you is if it works use it if not don't waste your time on it


“Verily, with hardship there is relief.” (94:6)

“Peace be upon you, because you peresevered in patience! Excellent indeed is the final home!” (13:24)

“O’ you who believe! Seek help in patience and the Prayer.” (2:153)
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dpressed
August 1, 2014 - 2:37 pm
for me personal it has always been a battle some days are better then others , the most helpful advice I can give you is if it works use it if not don't waste your time on it


“Verily, with hardship there is relief.” (94:6)

“Peace be upon you, because you peresevered in patience! Excellent indeed is the final home!” (13:24)

“O’ you who believe! Seek help in patience and the Prayer.” (2:153)
scoosh111
August 2, 2014 - 10:08 am
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Thanks for the replies guys, I can certainly relate to what you're saying JustmeJ about wondering if this is as good as it gets. I hope the CBT helps me too.

Thanks too dressed, it's a battle for me everyday too.

Best wishes to you both.


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scoosh111
August 2, 2014 - 10:08 am
Thanks for the replies guys, I can certainly relate to what you're saying JustmeJ about wondering if this is as good as it gets. I hope the CBT helps me too.

Thanks too dressed, it's a battle for me everyday too.

Best wishes to you both.


Veronica1986
August 24, 2014 - 5:18 am
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Hi, i'm new to the site, and I can relate to your bipolar and BPD diagnosis.
I was diagnosed Bipolar II when I was fifteen, Borderline when I was nineteen.
I'm glad that you are being proactive and satiating your needs with seeing a therapist.

For BPD, have you ever heard of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?
It is the number one best therapy for BPD patients. Hard to find, but in mass testimony, very effective.

Greatest of luck on your journey!
You are not alone. :)


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Veronica1986
August 24, 2014 - 5:18 am
Hi, i'm new to the site, and I can relate to your bipolar and BPD diagnosis.
I was diagnosed Bipolar II when I was fifteen, Borderline when I was nineteen.
I'm glad that you are being proactive and satiating your needs with seeing a therapist.

For BPD, have you ever heard of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy?
It is the number one best therapy for BPD patients. Hard to find, but in mass testimony, very effective.

Greatest of luck on your journey!
You are not alone. :)


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