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Re: Welcome New Members

Postby croquer » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:32 pm

Hello Everyone
I'm female, in my mid twenties, diagnosed with BPD (in a really short time-frame).
I've been going through a lot of changes recently, and been feeling lowsy lately, but reading other users' accounts has helped me feel less alone and less of a freak, so THANK YOU ALL.
Recently I'm thinking I have quiet? ADD also, if someone is going through similar stuff feel free to message me, I'm quite lost as to what to do...
Thanks again and good luck to all.
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Re: Welcome New Members

Postby TreeGrove » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:35 pm

Hello. I’m female and in my early 20’s. I’ve lived with depression and anxiety for as long as I can remember and have been recently diagnosed with a panic disorder. Although it’s been a while, things have been getting harder for me recently. I hope that this forum can be a place with positivity and where I don’t have to feel so alone.
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Re: Welcome New Members

Postby Wally58 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:05 pm

Welcome to the forums. I was also diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Sometimes the anxiety could grow into panic if I let it.
I would hyperventilate and then feel like I was having a stroke or heart attack, which would make the panic worse.
My lips, arms and legs would buzz and go numb. I felt like I was going to pass out.
I didn't even realize that I was hyperventilating because it felt like it was the opposite, that I was suffocating and not getting enough air.
A doctor gave me a paper bag to breathe into for a few minutes and I was OK after that.
I drank alcohol to self-medicate the anxiety for many years. That worked for a little while, but then began to cause problems. Smoking pot just made me paranoid.
After I was able to quit the drugs and drinking, then the doctors could treat me for the underlying depression and anxiety.
The same medications treated both. I was in treatment for about 14 years and finally stabilized enough to continue without the meds.
I'm doing OK today after resolving that rough spot in my life. It is good to be finally free from the hopelessness and fear.
Best of luck to you. :D
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Re: Welcome New Members

Postby TreeGrove » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:21 pm

Wally58 wrote:Welcome to the forums. I was also diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Sometimes the anxiety could grow into panic if I let it.
I would hyperventilate and then feel like I was having a stroke or heart attack, which would make the panic worse.
My lips, arms and legs would buzz and go numb. I felt like I was going to pass out.
I didn't even realize that I was hyperventilating because it felt like it was the opposite, that I was suffocating and not getting enough air.
A doctor gave me a paper bag to breathe into for a few minutes and I was OK after that.
I drank alcohol to self-medicate the anxiety for many years. That worked for a little while, but then began to cause problems. Smoking pot just made me paranoid.
After I was able to quit the drugs and drinking, then the doctors could treat me for the underlying depression and anxiety.
The same medications treated both. I was in treatment for about 14 years and finally stabilized enough to continue without the meds.
I'm doing OK today after resolving that rough spot in my life. It is good to be finally free from the hopelessness and fear.
Best of luck to you. :D


Thank you for sharing your experience. I’m really glad that you were able to get help. I hope that you continue to stay in a good, healthy spot. Thank you!
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Re: Welcome New Members

Postby OrangePeel » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:49 pm

I'm Gene, even though my name is OrangePeel. Thought about too many names and picked that one. I'm Bipolar 2 and BPD. Currently in treatment, TBD. Just started and I need to get used to sharing. I'll mostly just lurk around until I'm comfortable. It is nice to meet anyone, have a good day.
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Re: Welcome New Members

Postby dookienext » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:01 pm

Hello everyone. My favorite color is purple and sometimes I paint, read the news and write.
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Re: Welcome New Members

Postby Reira16 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:54 pm

Hi, I'm Reira (not my real nane).

I'm here to help with my diagnoses and the pills to treat it.

I'd also like to make friends. :)

Thanks and have a good day!
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Re: Welcome New Members

Postby PracticalMagic » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:23 am

Hello. No new members since October? This site sure is picky about user names. I had to go through a half dozen and they were all rejected.

So, been diagnosed with BP2. Hopefully its beneficial to visit this forum. See ya around.
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Re: Welcome New Members

Postby dopahontas » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:44 am

Hi I am new 27 years young

Ive struggled with npd my whole life.
Diagnosed very young with npd
I came here to learn more about my disorder
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Re: Welcome New Members

Postby WhiteCloud » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:47 am

Hello to all, I am WhiteCloud. I have battled several "demons" all my life; Depression, Anxiety/OCD, and the worst: sex addiction. All except the last have bee more or less controlled by medication.
The sex addition began when I was 6 to 8 years old; two neighborhood pre to early teen girls decided to teach/explore sex with me. This continued for a couple of years until one of them and I were caught in her bathroom. I had begun by this time to enjoy the activity so much that I helped with the planning for the get togethers, sometimes with one, sometimes with both. After getting caught, the one I was caught with was shipped out of town to relatives, and the other became too afraid to take chances. I still felt the irrepressible need, so I began introducing a lot of the neighborhood girls, near my age group about sex.
Enough about the historical past, Suffice it to say that from those beginnings, I came to be almost unable to concentrate on anything else. In school one exasperated principal chided because I had a genius level IQ, but was generally flunking my way through school. All my IQ was being used up fantasizing about sex, with classmates, teachers, any good looking girl I saw. I became expert at being able to walk into a group and spot which girls were vulnerable to what kind of approach. Of course by now I was a teen and proud of my ability.
However I was getting nowhere in life or school.
I was reared in a strict religious background, and did not believe in cheating on a spouse. I am now in my mid sixties, and have been married 4 times totaling over 50 years of my life, and cheated on one spouse one time, and the guilt from that was horrible and helped hold me in check. Bur I could not stop the fantasies, nor the excessive masturbation. I could not focus at work for not being able to get my mind off some of my female coworkers. My work suffered as much as my schooling had.
I have now been sexually active for about 60 years, married for over 50 of them with only 1 affair. Yet in the unmarried =/- 10 years unmarried I have had sex with well over 100 girls/women. I also find that because the girls who introduced me to sex were older, I have generally preferred older women.
By the time I was in my forties I began to realize how this addiction was holding me back in life. I tried to suppress it, with varying degrees of success over time, but like cold turkey off substance abuse, it won out over my willpower. I used to also console my self that I was getting older, so that my sex drive should lessen. It has never happened. I am in my 60's and still just as horney and preoccupied with sex as when I was 16. Will my libido really ever drop?
Without this problem, I might have become a brilliant scientist, It has definitely destroyed my lifes potential, but will I ever be free from this burning overbearing unending hunger for sex?
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