1.) In the United States, research has shown that 1.6% of the population has BPD. That means that there are over four million people with BPD in America alone, yet BPD isn’t as well known as other disorders. It’s actually more common than schizophrenia. 2.) Women are far more likely to be diagnosed with BPD … Continue reading Can’t Educate Without Some Facts, Right? 😉
I believe so. In my view, male aggression is so normalised in our society that men are often under-diagnosed, and women are viewed as hysterical and “emotionally unstable” (EUPD actually includes the term “emotionally unstable”). BPD emotions are NORMAL. Our reactions aren't deemed so. There is nothing “wrong” with us, we just process, feel and … Continue reading Is BPD a Sexist Diagnosis?
I had a hulk moment today; am sporting self inflicted bruises now. Plus I’m exhausted, drained, and a bit miserable that I gave in to it. Was only brief but felt like a lifetime. The fatigue and the aftereffects have lasted all day since my hulk out. I want to change my cycle but keep … Continue reading Hulk! Smash! 🤬
I’ve swung between anorexia, bulimia and bing eat disorder for approximately 16 years, and I’m now in recovery from all. But my BPD meds made me gain a great deal of weight in a very short space of time. I’ve switched them, and am now maintaining. As in, not gaining nor losing. I honestly don’t … Continue reading Old Habits Die Hard 😒
So many side effects of my meds, I can’t keep track. Now we can add sex aversion to the ever-growing list, as well as joint and muscle pain that makes even walking incredibly painful. Looks like I’ve shat my pants, honestly, ffs... The BPD didn’t just give me a high sex drive; it also made … Continue reading Who The Fuck Am I? 🤔
I hate myself because no one ever loved me enough. No one loved me enough, so I never learnt how to love myself. I really try to though, but it’s so hard to teach yourself something that should’ve been taught easily from birth.
Going manic and spending far too much money on shit. Not being able to return or cancel orders as they’ve already been shipped. Wondering why you need so much decoupage stuff when you’ve never been interested in it before. This is going to bug me a while.
I’ve done a lot of stupid shit the last few months coz of my mental health. I thought I was ok, but except for giving me acne, fucked up periods, dodgy joints and bigger boobs, my new meds haven’t actually done much besides curb my anger, irritation and sadness. My anxiety is sky high in … Continue reading Still Breathing 💨
I’ve never been very good at self care. I’ve never been very good at mindfulness, or relaxation. I don’t know how to do it, and I don’t know how to relax. I cleaned the house today, made my phone calls, sorted out appointments for me and my son, got kids to school.... then didn’t know … Continue reading Here’s Looking At You, Kid 😑
I’m on a downer. I’m apathetic and feel dead. I’m tired, weak, and everything has slowed down. My speech is slurred, my reflexes are slower, n my body aches. My brain isn’t working. I feel sedated. I’ve been exhausted all day despite sleeping well last night. My vision is blurry. I feel dead inside. Empty. … Continue reading Swing, Swing, From The Tangles of My Heart 😒