Discussion in 'Health, Fitness and Well Being' started by Patorick, Feb 20, 2017.
Hi there Patrick! You have bpd AND a chronic condition AND are able to work!!! Your a living legend in my eyes. I also have a long-term illness, kidney failure and haven't been able to work for a while due to both my mental and physical ailments. I too used to work for my mum in her shop when I was well enough, but it was a lot more little than often.
That's a really good goal to have, I try to raise a little awareness of the seriousness of mental illness, but only with the odd post here and there on fb and speaking unashamedly honestly and openly about it in public.
"Misunderstood" is definitely the right word for how I feel. Lol. Though I don't mind being a bit of a mystery to people and not all too easy to work out
"I've been reading about it for years and am still learning how to deal with emotions, feelings, dramas and conflicts more effectively." - yeap, that's exactly my story.
I guess the most obvious question would be what coping strategies work best for you? And, if there really is a "fast" way of dealing with and healing from bpd, what would that be?
Sorry for the late reply, honestly only just got your message.
The best coping strategy for me is breathing. Mindfulness and gratitude as well. Knowing when I'm being selfish with people too and just trying to be responsible for the effect my emotional issues can have on people.
Yoga, Meditation, Buddhism and Reiki have also helped me a lot as well. Just trying to be humble, truthful and honest. To make the best of it and be as good as I can possibly be. Being straight edge helps a lot too (no alcohol, no non-prescription drugs, no cigarettes and trying not too have promiscuous sex outside of relationships). I'm not perfect, we all have our vices, you just have to not let them control you and damage those around you.
There is no fast way to deal and with it. You just have to be brave, proud and strong. Let people help you, but also help yourself and actively want to get better. Life is good. It may not be at times, but it does get better and you can learn to be more in control and at peace (most of the time).
What are the most fundamental signs and symptoms of BPD?
Rachelle Diskin, Severe BPD sufferer
Answered Jul 5
1. Fear of abandonment. Will go to extremes to avoid this happening. Including self-harming and suicidal ideations.
2. Extreme negative emotional mood swings, that can last for hours or days.
3. Chronic feelings of emptiness or worthlessness
4. Impulsivity- spending sprees, promiscuous,binge eating,drug/ alcohol abuse
5. Black and White thinking- all or none. Good or evil. Grey does not exist in our world
6. Idolizing people- getting too close, too soon.
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