Bpd

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by Hanging by a thread, Jan 1, 2014.

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  1. Hanging by a thread

    Hanging by a thread Well-Known Member

    Heya, I've been diagnosed with BPD just the other day. Problem is I lied during my 3 hour meeting with the doctor! I didn't want to get sectioned so I denied what the voices were saying and was very brief. I've been prescribed anti-psychotics but only mild ones, when they are shouting at me it's so hard to do anything and I need it to stop. You think they'll just up my dose if I say they aren't helping rather than me saying how bad they shout? What are the side effects like?

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  2. mpang123

    mpang123 Well-Known Member

    Honesty can be scary, but that's how you'll get the best help. Your voices need to be in control before you get worse. Side effects of meds depend on the individual. Keep in touch with your doc on signs and symptoms of how the meds affect you. It may take time to get adjusted but don't give up. Take care of yourself!
     
  3. Freya

    Freya Loves SF Staff Member ADMIN

    Hanging by a thread - I understand that you didn't want to get sectioned but I think you know that lying to your doctor is a very bad idea. Hearing voices will not automatically get you sectioned, but if you allow things to get worse by lying and not get the right treatment then you run the risk of harming yourself or others, and that WILL get you sectioned.

    You need to be honest with the doctor. I think you know that. Go back to the doctor and admit that you are very afraid of being sectioned and you were not honest. I assure you doctors are used to being lied to. You need the RIGHT medication and you cannot get it with lies and manipulation. Be honest and get the help you need.

    Stay safe :hug:
     
  4. Hanging by a thread

    Hanging by a thread Well-Known Member

    I suppose I know that deep down but my next appointment with the specialist isn't for another 6 weeks. I did tell them I hear voices but I didn't tell them what they say. Kinda feeling suicidal but I don't know what I want. Fed up of reliving the past every day in my head!
     
  5. mpang123

    mpang123 Well-Known Member

    Is there any chance that you can see the doc a little bit sooner? I know that once you get the right meds, your thoughts and feelings and your life will be more manageable. There's no magic pill out there, and I know meds aren't the only answer, but once you're stabilized, you will enjoy your life a little bit more.
     
  6. Hanging by a thread

    Hanging by a thread Well-Known Member

    Not too sure how I see that dr again because it was one that my GP rushed through at the hospital. Kinda feel like a fool saying by the way I want to change what I said!
     
  7. tiggersafire

    tiggersafire Well-Known Member

    I was diagnosed with BPD when I was 16. Now I'm diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder. I too hear voices, and it's not good to lie about them. I've told my doctor many times what the voices say, even if they are telling me to harm myself, but as long as I say I won't act on it, I've never been sectioned for that.
     
  8. Hanging by a thread

    Hanging by a thread Well-Known Member

    Do they trust you when you say you're not going to do as they say? I always though it was alcohol that made me hear things when I go down but I've mostly stopped drinking now and so I know it's not the drink! Find it hard to speak about because it doesn't make any sense to me on how these voices are getting into my head. I feel like the dr won't believe me because what I'm saying is stupid!
     
  9. mpang123

    mpang123 Well-Known Member

    It's a chemical imbalance in our brains that causes us to hear voices and meds help the neurotransmitters to function better. It's nothing to do with you as a person, and shouldn't feel bad. It's a medical problem and need medical treatment for it.
     
  10. tiggersafire

    tiggersafire Well-Known Member

    Doctors will never think what you are saying is stupid, unless you get a real asshole. They trust me when I say I won't act on them, I've never given them a reason not to. I usually go back to the hospital or my doctor. I think as long as you show them they can trust you, they will have no reason not to.
     
  11. Hanging by a thread

    Hanging by a thread Well-Known Member

    I don't know if I want to follow out with the urges or not though, do t think I do but they can be so strong I think I might snap and just do it. The anxiety gets far too much and not even Valium is helping. My heads just totally over the place. Will the meds just block it all out then?
     
  12. mpang123

    mpang123 Well-Known Member

    I encourage you to keep sharing here and as you read other people's postings, you're not alone dealing with your issues. Many can relate, as you will see. I just wish the best not just for you, but for so many of us who seem to be struggling too.
     
  13. Hanging by a thread

    Hanging by a thread Well-Known Member

    Yeah I agree, I must say its been ages since I've been on this forum!
     
  14. tiggersafire

    tiggersafire Well-Known Member

    You can get support here, and you're welcome to PM me anytime :)
    Having said that, meds will help the voices and disorganization in your head, but you need to find it in yourself to keep yourself safe. Sadly, no medicine can do that.
     
  15. Hanging by a thread

    Hanging by a thread Well-Known Member

    Kinda wanting the quick fix to be fair! It's hard trying to juggle everything in life and hide the fact you're broken inside, I'm 25 and think I should be over it after 17 years!
     
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