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Do you think your borderline traits or bipolar traits manifest more symptoms?

For me, my borderline is stronger. Though I do go through episodes (mostly despressive for longer periods of time, sometimes hypomania and mixed, but those are shorter), I have daily mood swings and the way I think and act, especially from social situations, and these symptoms can cause a lot of damage to myself and relationships. I connect with all the BPD symptoms on a regular basis pretty strongly, while my bipolar symptoms are somewhat lighter. #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar2Disorder #dualdiagnosis

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Welcome!

Hi, my name is Lindsay and I created this group because I suffer with “BorderPolar”, or co-occurring BPD and bipolar (type 2). I have never met another human that has this dual diagnosis, and would love to meet someone who can share their story. I’m not sure if anyone will join because this diagnosis may be rare, but it’s worth a shot! #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar2Disorder #dualdiagnosis

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Hi, I have BorderPolar 👋

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

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Peace

I was scribbling in a groovy book called "Coloring the Seventies" and I colored this peace sign.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

— Jimi Hendrix,

Hendrix was posthumously dually diagnosed as a bipolar addict. #dualdiagnosis #Bipolar #Addiction #Depression #manicdepression #Mania #jimihendrix

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Day 1 w/o alcohol

Decided it was time to start regaining my health, drinking was making me super anxious and was declining at work because of it. Just taking it one day at a time. #dualdiagnosis #Bipolar2Disorder #AlcoholDependence #AlcoholAbuse

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Grieving my therapist

Yesterday, at the end of my session, my therapist very gently told me that our next session would be our last due to the military moving her family to another state. She praised me as her most improved patient and told me she would miss our time together. Her words unfortunately gave me no comfort because my progress was mostly due to her efforts over mine, at my darkest low. I held it together only due to numbness from the news but have had a very hard time since then. Intermittent crying like I am grieving. I've tried to give myself space to grieve but I honestly feel this desperation to not lose her. My issue comes where I would normally talk to HER about these feelings and she would obviously help me, but I feel it may be inappropriate, or unethical?. I do think it would be unneccesary and selfish if I called her and told her how I am struggling. You guys are my go to for things like this. I could use some encouragement, personal related experiences, advice, resources, anything. Thanks humans. #BPD #manicdepressive #dualdiagnosis #Grief #therapyworks #isthishashtagging ?

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A trail of dead bodies where my good intentions are supposed to be.

I shut down and shut everyone out when I get anxious, depressed and manic. After months of avoiding everyone I know I'm finally feeling friendly again. I've been apologizing to friends for ghosting on them with no warning. They seem to understand but I low key know some are offended. I just can't drag my friends into the brutal worlds I enter when in a bipolar episode. I try to protect them and I just end up hurting feelings. I have a really hard time reaching out for help because I feel like my bipolar disorder isn't accepted. I always feel guilty about how I cope.

#BipolarDisorder #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #dualdiagnosis # friendships #Family #iwishtheyunderstood #mental health # rejected if i dont act right#bipolarepisodes #Depression #Anxiety #Sadness #enduring #imsorry #extremeguilt #im horrible at Relationships

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