as of now...finding a way to get rid of my DP. Researching treatment options. Reading, researching, driving myself mad until i get an answer haha. No, but really, i like to read, write, conversate with others, and meet new people.
can bpd and dpd be separate problems and separate diagnosis? i have dx of bpd but know i suffer from dpd. derealization is a symptom of bpd but in extreme stress whereas mine is every single day and can be very severe for long periods of time.
does anyone have both diagnosed?
Yes, I am diagnosed with both BPD and DPD. BPD in November 2008 and DPD in February 2010. They can both co-exist at the same time. And yes, ''dissociation'' can be a symptom, although I don't know if they mean depersonalization/derealization as well.
Yes, I can resonate with that picture. My visual stuff just makes it seem that whatever I'm looking at isn't really there...like I'm not seeing it almost? Very weird to describe. Hazy, fuzzy, distorted, far away...
Both of you check out ''Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome'' on Google. I believe we suffer from this.
My sleep schedule is also very messed up. Go to bed around 6 am (can't fall asleep till 8 am) and wake up around 5 p.m Baaaad. There are ways to fix it. Chronotherapy, melatonin, light box, etc. Look these up!
I have a question to anyone who might have recovered - has making a physical change in your life caused you to snap out of it? Such as a change of home or job, or ending toxic relationships?
Yes, I recovered briefly (3 weeks) last April while I was in a psychiatric hospital. Being in a different environment and feeling ''safe'' were the top components leading up to my spontaneous recovery.
Welcome. I am sorry to hear about your circumstances and what you have been through, but I want to let you know that you are definitely not alone here. There are soo many people (including myself) that feel as you do. It's definitely not easy to endure, but there is hope for a better and brighter future. I hope you find the support and resources you need on this site.