See previous post '57 and diagnosed', when I say recent I mean 4 years ago after being on and off depression medication for the past 40 years.
Aim - To help people with (or think they have BPD) along my journey as I help myself. I can only use my past experiences and my new learning on the subject.
Background - Female, married 30 years (yes you can have a lasting relationship)
One grown daughter with 3 children of her own, not living near me but in touch weekly
Worked since the age of 13, had soooooo many jobs (recently I had to add them up as part of therapy)up until 2 years ago.
Status - I classed myself as successful up until 2 years ago, when I left my last job in screaming disarray with an ambulance being called.
Currently - Having monthly therapy session with Gov't medical center.
Getting my mind in harmony and try not to have the swinging pendulum.
I chose this site to reveal as much as I know because of the mood tracking. I started tracking manually and could clearly see my fortnightly swings, it's so much easier on this web site.
Tip 1 - start religiously mood tracking using the comments to note events that correlate to the mood. Example. I had a day of severe stomach pains to the point of nearly hospital. I looked at my mood track the next day and guess what I noticed - I went for a job interview the previous day. At the time of pain I did not(or would not) recognize the time factor.
The point here is I stubbornly would not put the two events together. I would have been worse if someone else told me the pain was just stress. STRESS B..SH... I had to discover it for myself.
Please feel free to comment or ask questions at any time as I write over the coming days. Wand