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I Battle General Anxiety and Borderline Personality Disorders

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    No Cure.

    I've been battling severe depression, generalized anxiety disorder, and borderline personality disorder since I was 14 years old. People tell me to chin up and move past it but they don't understand.  It's a cycle.  It never ends.  And it is something I will...
    EndlesslyWaiting EndlesslyWaiting 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 21, 2008

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    A Question I Received About Overcoming Panic Attacks.

    Question: Can u give me an advice?i love how u explained that to overcome anxiety,u shud rely on urself and not on others bcoz dependency will only make me feel hopeless and weak.I really wanna try to live again.I miss the old me so much and i want to feel the freedom again of...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    A&E Ocd Documentary "Obsessed" Seeks Participants!

     A second season documentary series about OCD and related disorders is searching for people that are in need of help. This non-exploitive documentary will have the goal of improving the participants' lives through sessions with a licensed therapist who specializes in...
    obsessedcasting obsessedcasting 31-35 Jul 27, 2009

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    How I Overcame Panic, Fear, Hypochondria And Agoraphobia!

    I struggled with panic, fear, hypochondria and eventually even agoraphobia for years. It seemed like my mind just got stuck in this loop in which I just kept worrying. As soon as my panic kicked in, my heart started racing and I was absolutely convinced that I was on the verge...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Nov 25, 2013

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    There Is Life After Panic Attacks And Agoraphibia

    Hi, this goes out to all those that are suffering from panic, fear and agoraphobia, I know some days can feel pretty low but hang in there, there is life after panic attacks. I suffered through occasional panic attacks that later spiraled into a crippling 4 year battle with...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 6, 2013

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    I Have Had General Anxiety Disorder and Depression.

    I have been diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and sometimes comes with depression, it all started 3 yrs ago with out no clue as to what was happening to me i thought i had a serious illness ended up in ER  feeling  the worst i had ever felt in my whole life.The...
    crypt crypt 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Help Me! I Obsess Over Everything!

    Question: I have been living with panic attacks and anxiety for about 16 years. It started after I stopped using drugs. I constantly thought I was going to or was in the act of having a heart attack. Then, it started me checking windows and doors repeatedly every night, and the...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Sep 9, 2013

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    Does fear cause real diarrhea

    or does it cause the feeling only ? http://livelifetothefullest.live-panic-free.com/2014/03/03/does-fear-cause-real-diarrhea-or-does-it-cause-the-feeling-only-.aspx Hey guys, sorry if this seems spammy, not my intention at all. I used to just paste my experiences in several...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 4, 2014

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    What is a Panic AttackA very important question

    if you're struggling with this condition. You should really understanding exactly what's going on behind the scenes.So what is a PA?A sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety.`Ok, that's the textbook definition, but i don't think that clears things up too much so let's go l...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Feb 23, 2014

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    I Have Bpd

    I have BPD and I feel so lost in this world. I don't know how I developed this except when I was 23 I started having having anxiety disorders. I am just looking for help,
    jleigh6 jleigh6 36-40, F Feb 12, 2012

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    Having panic attacks?

    Here's some advice from Tyler Durden
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7, 2014

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    I have BPD .. They told me I was depressive

    before I turned 18 but then, they said I had that personality disorder. But you know what? I'm 19 now and I'm much better than I used to be :) I got some help.. So all of you who think they can't get through whatever you are going through, well you're wrong :) you can change...
    xxooxx1986 xxooxx1986 18-21, F Mar 7, 2014

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    Damn you fox! Second attempt:  Having

    panic attacks? Here's some advice from Tyler Durden. 
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M Mar 7, 2014

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    Alleviating That Excess Nervous Energy

    One of the hardest things to deal with when trying to overcome panic and anxiety is knowing what to do with all that excess energy. I know when I used to get my panic attacks it sometimes felt like I just wanted to jump right out of my skin! My heart would race at a thousand...
    Lifeafterpanic566 Lifeafterpanic566 31-35, M May 7, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    In high school I had friends who took Sociology, and they would tell me that they thought of me when learning of BPD. It never phased me, until meeting my Borderline neighbor, and...
    grindhound grindhound 22-25, T May 12

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    I got out. Best decision of my life. Every situation is different, and ending a marriage (particularly when there are children involved, which there are for me) is a serious...
    ericseviltwin ericseviltwin 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I'm mostly always mean to people especially my mom. I would get irriated and annoyed if she ask me about something that I think it's very obvious and it answers itself or think...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F Apr 30

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    I realize now how much having borderline personality puts a damper on your relationships. It makes everything feel so unstable. And it's like I am scared to lose anybody in my...
    KairiKipling KairiKipling 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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    My husband and his oldest son both use marijuana to self-medication their Borderline Personality. But honestly, it does nothing for the anger, rage, and other negative behaviors...
    SaraIsBroken SaraIsBroken 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have general anxiety just lately in my life. It's basically the least of my worries right now.
    dja811213 dja811213 31-35, M May 4

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    my borderline seems to differ in alot of ways from the experiences I'm reading. i have other issues that help to form this mess in my head but i dont identify with the normal...
    bloodRedd bloodRedd 26-30, F 2 Responses May 11

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    My borderline is getting worse these few days.I have sort of over dosing on anxiety pills.Between the trade off of being in extreme pain,and being somewhat okay I chose whatever...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 2 Responses May 17

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    Alright, where to begin? I hope only those with BPD read this. It's incredibly incredibly insensitive and very damaging to a Borderline person when someone who doesn't understand...
    Vaecia Vaecia 22-25, F 6 Responses May 5

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    I love a man with this disorder. He is on medication but I still find him exhausting and impossible to get a long with... I'm loosing an uphill battle.. May be time to cut ties...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9

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    In the past month, a lot has happened. I'll warn you in advance that this is a long post, but I think it might help some of you to feel less alone. I hope it does. So. I dated a...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 6 Responses May 10

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    Saw the movie shame.That is exactly how it is being borderline.I think I am somewhere in between.Being Demisexual,empath and borderline is a strange **** up of emotions.You have...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 2 Responses May 8

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    Ah,so shared vision turns out my founder is delusional.He wants this grand idea of a vision to be executed and cant even put a ******* business plan. Meanwhile he is derailing all...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 1 Response May 13

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    I lash out for hours at a time, then I might get depressed for hours at a time. others I'm really happy. sometimes super excited over nothing. I started looking at symptoms of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2

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    I NEED TO VENT IM FEELING CRAPPY IM TIRED AND WORN OUT AS THEDAY HASNT BEGUN YET I HAVENT SLEPT A WEEK I HAVE TO GO TO MENTAL HEALTH I FEEL LIKEI JUST DONT WANT TO GO O I LOATHE...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 12 hrs ago

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    Paxil, effexor, abilify, zoloft, lamictal... The list goes on. None of them worked. Then I started using recreationally, and realised it treated my symptoms better than any and all...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 5 Responses Apr 27

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    It gets way worse when I drink. Does this happen to anyone else? It's like when I get drunk I completely lost control and act psychotic.
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 29

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    The other day, I was in a mood and arguing with my husband (as is common anymore) and before I could catch it, I said something pretty awful, even for me. I said, "Lately, I spend...
    justarandom justarandom 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    i dont really know what to qt to write really i feel like im not connected ive beenwatching tv havent been able to cope barely hangoing on i have a stubborn kid in me who refuses...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response May 1

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    I'm in the hospital again after another suicidal freak out last night. My bf restrained me from overdosing. He knocked on my sisters bedroom door and said he needs help because I'm...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 6 Responses May 2

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    i feel like i cant go on i have apart in me well the depressed kid has rejected everything doesnt have the will to go on life is passing me bad i look for a home i never had i dont...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F May 2

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    I was recently diagnosed with bpd, I'm 29, and I feel like I've been lost for a better part of my life. I'm hoping that things will start to get better as I continue with treatment...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 3

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    im feeling ereally funny and sick inside i feel like im not here im in my head i feel likei want to go off the riken deep end i cant feel my emotions ive beena cting fun all day no...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 2 Responses May 3

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    does anyone know of or have experienced and can explain dissociation in relation to BPD to me? if u don't have an answer don't bother leaving a comment...no bs.
    bloodRedd bloodRedd 26-30, F 2 Responses May 3

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    Feeling like everyone is a trigger... The simplest thing is irritating more than usual. 😩 the weather is too nice for this.
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 4

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    About a year and a half ago I went through psychosis for about four months after using drugs. I'm embarrassed about a lot of the stuff I thought/ said/ did during this time...
    gabbii22 gabbii22 31-35, F 2 Responses May 6

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    why isnt there anybody on this group anymore there sure isnt much support i want o know if other people feel the same i dont feel real i always feel i need to matter my mood is so...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response May 8

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    I can't have normal relationships. Any good relationship I get myself into, I end up becoming destructive and craving intensity. I don't like nice guys, nice girls. I want...
    borderlineeverything borderlineeverything 16-17, F 1 Response May 10

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    Anyone else have that one person in your life that you try to avoid because she triggers every emotion you try to bottle up? Her very presence ignites the most intense BPD emotions...
    tribe1855 tribe1855 22-25, M 4 Responses