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    il mention it to my doctor when i next see him :yep: I feel like I have the symptoms of low self worth, thinking I'm a terrible person, switching between extremes of emotions, being terrified that I'm going to do something that makes people hate me and then they'll leave and I won't have anyone etc :/
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    I think it's worth bearing in mind how many of the symptoms overlap with social anxiety and depression. Low self esteem is a diagnosis criteria for depression and worrying about losing friends or people hating you because of something you do is what's earnt me my social phobia diagnosis. :hugs:
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    I think it's worth bearing in mind how many of the symptoms overlap with social anxiety and depression. Low self esteem is a diagnosis criteria for depression and worrying about losing friends or people hating you because of something you do is what's earnt me my social phobia diagnosis. :hugs:
    everything is so confusing :hugs:


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    I was feeling incredibly good about myself for once... And then talking to my dad happened...

    And its all come crashing down.
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    Im not diagnosed ED but i do have pretty disordered eating so you can ask away
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    Basically I've lost quite a lot of weight and now my periods are being weird. I'm not sure if the two are related but my periods are usually quite regular. Just wondering if either of you have had anything similar or could it be something else?
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    Basically I've lost quite a lot of weight and now my periods are being weird. I'm not sure if the two are related but my periods are usually quite regular. Just wondering if either of you have had anything similar or could it be something else?
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    my periods are screwed anyway cos i have something called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) so it messes around.

    But there could be many factors as to why theyv gone weird and yes losing weight is one, others also include stress, contraception, maybe other medication.

    If your worried i really do suggest going to the dr, sorry i cant be of much help!



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    thanks, I'll send you a PM if that's okay? :hugs:



    il mention it to my doctor when i next see him :yep: I feel like I have the symptoms of low self worth, thinking I'm a terrible person, switching between extremes of emotions, being terrified that I'm going to do something that makes people hate me and then they'll leave and I won't have anyone etc :/

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    Am not meant to be posting but I feel the need to reply to you. Try not to take all these personality disorder symptoms things too seriously. Not saying you definitely don't have one or trying to invalidate anything BUT a few points it's essential to consider. The personality disorder symptoms/diagnostic criteria are the biggest load of **** I have read in a long time. When BPD was first mentioned to me I thought people were losing it because tbh I couldn't relate much to the symptoms at all - they do not, in any way, give an accurate portrayal of what people with a PD actually experience, in my opinion. Secondly, I've looked through all the symptoms of most personality disorders and fit all of the diagnostic criteria for 2 other personality disorders - however I am positive I do not suffer with them because I am aware of just how consuming and fairly devastating BPD is, and how parochial and vague the criteria are. I seem to remember you posting about you thinking you might have another PD in the past, so I hope you can see how easy it is to make these things 'fit'. Thirdly, understandably, PD symptoms are made up fairly normal personality traits, and represent many different, normal and healthy personality types. You may be able to relate to certain traits, but I would say that 95% + of the population will too, this does not mean you have a disorder. I say these things not to try and invalidate suffering or anything, but just to bring your attention to quite how off the mark the information on the internet is, and how anyone can make it fit. It's fine to think about these things/take it into consideration but try not to convince yourself you have certain things as it becomes a somewhat self fulfilling prophecy: you will start to read into things too much and become hyperaware of things which are perfectly normal. I am in no way medically trained so take this with a massive, massive pinch of salt, but personally you have never come across to me as someone who is suffering with BPD. To me you come across as someone who sadly has very low self esteem and seem to have a lot of anxiety about how other people perceive you. (which is different to fearing abandonment, imo, and certainly in my case, anyway). I hope that didn't come across preachy or annoying, but am only trying to reassure you a bit. Nevertheless, if you are concerned, do bring it up, this is just my opinion.

    Now, to go back and hide under my rock.
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    Am not meant to be posting but I feel the need to reply to you. Try not to take all these personality disorder symptoms things too seriously. Not saying you definitely don't have one or trying to invalidate anything BUT a few points it's essential to consider. The personality disorder symptoms/diagnostic criteria are the biggest load of **** I have read in a long time. When BPD was first mentioned to me I thought people were losing it because tbh I couldn't relate much to the symptoms at all - they do not, in any way, give an accurate portrayal of what people with a PD actually experience, in my opinion. Secondly, I've looked through all the symptoms of most personality disorders and fit all of the diagnostic criteria for 2 other personality disorders - however I am positive I do not suffer with them because I am aware of just how consuming and fairly devastating BPD is, and how parochial and vague the criteria are. I seem to remember you posting about you thinking you might have another PD in the past, so I hope you can see how easy it is to make these things 'fit'. Thirdly, understandably, PD symptoms are made up fairly normal personality traits, and represent many different, normal and healthy personality types. You may be able to relate to certain traits, but I would say that 95% + of the population will too, this does not mean you have a disorder. I say these things not to try and invalidate suffering or anything, but just to bring your attention to quite how off the mark the information on the internet is, and how anyone can make it fit. It's fine to think about these things/take it into consideration but try not to convince yourself you have certain things as it becomes a somewhat self fulfilling prophecy: you will start to read into things too much and become hyperaware of things which are perfectly normal. I am in no way medically trained so take this with a massive, massive pinch of salt, but personally you have never come across to me as someone who is suffering with BPD. To me you come across as someone who sadly has very low self esteem and seem to have a lot of anxiety about how other people perceive you. (which is different to fearing abandonment, imo, and certainly in my case, anyway). I hope that didn't come across preachy or annoying, but am only trying to reassure you a bit. Nevertheless, if you are concerned, do bring it up, this is just my opinion.

    Now, to go back and hide under my rock.
    thanks for your reply, I guess you're right, I probably don't have it.. I'm sorry if I came across as downplaying what you go through



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    my periods are screwed anyway cos i have something called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) so it messes around.

    But there could be many factors as to why theyv gone weird and yes losing weight is one, others also include stress, contraception, maybe other medication.

    If your worried i really do suggest going to the dr, sorry i cant be of much help!


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    Ah right, don't worry! I wouldn't say I'm stressed and I don't take meds anymore so I thought weight could be it. I'm not overly worried, just trying to work out if I'll be on when I go on holiday

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    Ah right, don't worry! I wouldn't say I'm stressed and I don't take meds anymore so I thought weight could be it. I'm not overly worried, just trying to work out if I'll be on when I go on holiday

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    you can always go to the dr or nurse and say you think you may come on while on holiday and you dont want to, they can give you a course of something (cant remember what it is now) to basically delay your period. Iv done it before



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    sorry for bothering you all


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    thanks for your reply, I guess you're right, I probably don't have it.. I'm sorry if I came across as downplaying what you go through



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    No no no, you're not. that's the very thing I didn't want to make you feel, so Im sorry that I have. It is understandable that you would be worried if you see something that seems to fit but it's important to take into account the masses of other factors here. I am not in anyway underestimating your suffering -
    you clearly have a lot going on and are depressed and anxious and suffer with low self esteem, I am just suggesting that BPD might not be the answer or explanation to this. As i say, I am no medic but I figured it might be useful to have an insight from someone whos going through it. If you feel concerned then there is no harm in bringing this up. Anyway, I really am retreating now as I don't think I am being helpful. I'm sorry if I've made things worse.
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    No no no, you're not. that's the very thing I didn't want to make you feel, so Im sorry that I have. It is understandable that you would be worried if you see something that seems to fit but it's important to take into account the masses of other factors here. I am not in anyway underestimating your suffering -
    you clearly have a lot going on and are depressed and anxious and suffer with low self esteem, I am just suggesting that BPD might not be the answer or explanation to this. As i say, I am no medic but I figured it might be useful to have an insight from someone whos going through it. If you feel concerned then there is no harm in bringing this up. Anyway, I really am retreating now as I don't think I am being helpful. I'm sorry if I've made things worse.
    no please don't think that you haven't been helpful, you have been :hugs: I'm sorry for having bothered you


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    you can always go to the dr or nurse and say you think you may come on while on holiday and you dont want to, they can give you a course of something (cant remember what it is now) to basically delay your period. Iv done it before


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    I feel so hollow and empty. I'm always alone and it's starting to get to me.. I annoy everyone and overthink everything and no one can put up with that I give up


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    I feel so hollow and empty. I'm always alone and it's starting to get to me.. I annoy everyone and overthink everything and no one can put up with that I give up


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    Ah right, don't worry! I wouldn't say I'm stressed and I don't take meds anymore so I thought weight could be it. I'm not overly worried, just trying to work out if I'll be on when I go on holiday

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    it definitely could be. If your body isn't getting enough energy then ovulation and therefore periods can stop. Really don't use this as a birth control thing and definitely mention it to your GP because if your weight has dropped that much then it's cause for concern.
    With regard to being on holiday if you go to your GP then can give you tablets to delay your period for a week or so.
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    hey. Are you new here? (apologies if you're not, crap memory.)
    to this thread yep..
 
 
 
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