Cloud09 wrote:Hi everyone. I suspect that BPD people do suffer from rapid cycling but I am not sure. Can someone give me an answer on this? Also, what kind of medications, therapies, and tips do you have for those suffering from rapid cycling?
NGofCS wrote:Cloud09 wrote:Hi everyone. I suspect that BPD people do suffer from rapid cycling but I am not sure. Can someone give me an answer on this? Also, what kind of medications, therapies, and tips do you have for those suffering from rapid cycling?
I'm currently taking lamotrigine, which does slow down the mood shifts, although it doesn't eliminate them altogether. Clinically, what I deal with is not rapid cycling. I have experienced several strong mood swings in a 24-hour period. Fortunately, that is rare. It's rough on the mind and body. Anyway, I'd been diagnosed bipolar several years ago, and never felt it fit. Once I found BPD, though, my moods and rapid shifts made more sense. DC is right, bipolar rapid cycling is as many as four a year. Borderline Personality Disorder can have four a week, or even four a day.
As for therapy, none right now. I'm broke and have no insurance. I will be moving back home to stay with my sister a bit, very shortly, and will have more access to cheaper services. There's a med school where I'm moving; students need practice. I have heard, however, that it can be incredibly difficult to find a therapist willing to work with a BPD patient. Apparently, we can be difficult. When I look objectively, it makes sense. We can be quite difficult to crack.
Cloud09 wrote:Well, it seems as though my main problem was my anxiety. Or at least that's what my psychiatrist thought after I provided him with a list of my symptoms. So I am now on an anti-anxiety medication and I am feeling much better.
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