I have been diagnosed with both borderline (bpd) and bipolar type 2. (I also have adhd and anxiety but that’s not important right now). They’re co-occurring illnesses, and some people refer to it as “borderpolar”. Actually, 20% of people with bipolar also get diagnosed with bpd, but it’s not heard of much.
I’m 24 and have struggled the majority of my life, from s*icide attempts, self harm, addiction, rocky relationships, impulsivity, loneliness/emptiness, intense fear of rejection/abandonment, to insane mood swings that I experience daily… the list goes on. I experience EVERY symptom of borderline and bipolar 2. The crazy thing is I was only diagnosed with these about 2 years ago, and up until then, I was “depressed” and on antidepressants (they make bipolar worse).
Anyways, I’m alright, struggling daily still, but I’m ok.. I think. I just wanted to put a snippet of my story out there because not many people know about borderpolar! Let me know if you have any questions…Thanks for reading :) #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar2Disorder #cooccurring #borderpolar #dualdiagnosis