Has anybody else been on this medication for BPD? Everything I read is about Bipolar Disorder, but my Doctor's told me this was a common one for borderline personality disorder individuals. I started this in hospital approximately 3 weeks ago.. so far I have found it great and haven't had any problems with my weight yet as I have read in many posts.
I've had depression, anxiety, bpd for about 30 years and I've tried several different combinations to find a happy medium. It has been a journey. Some meds worked for one thing but not the other, or didn't work well with other meds. I've been on a combination of drugs that seemed to help the depression and anxiety enough for me to function. As I got older, the bpd seemed to get worse. There is not one med that treats bpd. I am on three anti-depressants, which help the depression and anxiety and sleep disorder and a few more which work in conjunction to help stabilize my ever changing moods. I hate being on so many pills. But its better then the alternative of being suicidal and homicidal. There is no cure for any of this. I have to live with it. It's made it impossible for me to hold down a job for very long without being fired. They kind of frown on it when you need to take a day or two off to regroup. I am now on disability and I miss being able to work. But some days I can't get out of bed. Unless you are able to control your moodswings enough to make you functional, I would strongly advise to stick with the meds. I, too was on depakote for a minute. I felt homicidal. I can't take lexapro, allergic to it. Cymbalta (sp) made me sick. Haven't tried Seroquel. My dr advised against it, can't remember why. Everyone responds to these meds differently and even though it's a shootin match, you just have to keep trying until you find something that works or is tolerable for you. Good luck to you!
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