Hi my name is Pammila I suffer multiple disorders.
I have ADHD, which caused problems in school, at one point I had to drop out of school and go on disability. I am not taking any medication right now because I am on disability and not working so I don't have any real need to focus. But I have thought about talking to the doctor again.
I use to have PSTD, when I was a child I was physically and sexually abused, and use to suffer nightmares, but I am past that now. Also use to suffer sleep paralysis but thank goodness I grew out of that.
I am compulsive / obsessive - I don't wash my hands over and over like some people I read about - I think my case is mild, I just obsess with my hobby of teaching others about credit repair. And I obsessive over watching certain shows on tv. I also eat ice all day long. If I see a train I have to count all of the cars that go by. Stuff like that. If I am walking down a side walk I have to avoid all of the cracks in the side walk. I have some irrational avoidance of the bath tub, I avoid taking showers. I just don't understand it. I wish we had a different bath tub all together so I could take showers. I also avoid using deodorant, because I get sores under my arm and the deodorant irritates it.
I am borderline personality. I have had problems in the past of cutting my writs - not much to kill myself, I just wanted the attention. I did cut my hair when my ex husband left me. I am doing better now, re-mairred and a good husband that won't cheat on me.
I am bipolar I - I use to have manic states, but since the medication that is past. When I went thought my last divorce, I cried for months on end before the medication finally kicked in. I am on Geodone only, no other medications. But I still feel disconnected from other people.
I am very anti-social I avoid people cause they don't understand me. I always talk about myself and I am serious all of the time, things usually go right over my head. I wish I could get along with people better.
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What kind of help/treatment are you currently seeking? Or is that what you're asking about? I'd suggest just finding a well qualified clinical psychologist (PhD)- they should be able to recognize and help you work through each of your issues.
I was more curious to see if there where others like me with multiple disorders.
I plan to talk to my doctor about some new ADHD medication.
I have already been told that there is no treatment for borderline personality. But I am remarried and my new husband is much more supportive then my ex. I don't feel like the borderline personality is a problem at this time.
I am not sure if I really need treatment for my OCD like I said it is pretty mild.
My Post traumatic Stress Disorder is of no problem now, I no longer have the nightmares and sleep paralysis.
When I was in high school I was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, borderline schitzophrenia, and manic depressive (same thing as bipolar). No one ever gave me meds when I was in Charter. And since then I have not had the money to get the help I probably need. But I can tell a few of these things are getting worse. No, you are not the only one with multiple disorders. I think a vast majority of the population around the world has them, they just don't know it yet.
Well, to tell you the truth, it's pretty unusual for someone to have only one mental disorder! If you look up any disorder and it's "comorbidity" you'll find that many disorders correspond with others. A good psychiatrist would know this and be prepared.
I called my doctor and made an appointment on the 10th at 4pm. I made it so far in advance because I wanted to wait to get up money for gas it is an hour away to my doctor.
Last time he had me on Ritalin, I don't know if he will put me back on that same med, but I remember that it reminded me of taking speeders and gave me a bit of a buzz. I don't think it was suppose to do that. So I might mention that to the doctor before he prescribes me meds again.
I think I am good on my Geodone for the Bipolar I that I have. I just can't miss a dose otherwise I sleep fitfully. And won't get rested until I take the missed dose.
I don't drink any more, my husband drinks but he also plays in a band and it out to bars almost every other weekend - I don't mind, I usually sit and eat ice chips all night. I am sort of glad that I gave up on drinking, I just was not getting drunk and it was costly. I don't know if having the Geodone in my system makes me more higher tolerant to the beer.
Only other thing that I do is weed, I smoke just a bit 2 or 3 times a day. It just mellows me out, I don't stress which was one of the problems I use to have. Stressing out really badly. So I am glad for that. Though in my current marriage I have no reason to stress, very good husband this time around. My ex stressed me out and sent me into depression so I was happy for the change.
Hi, I posted my first couple this week... about having so many possible disorders and I wanted to know if it was even possible for me to have em all...
Ive seen doctors in a different country. Im seeking help here in the US for the first time next week. Im seeing a doctor.
Please check my posts and tell me if you can relate, have any suggestions... or anything at all you could tell me would be much appreciated.
I have many symptoms of: OCD, PTSD, GAD, Borderline P. D, Depression.....
and also have been having really vivid nightmares, like visions that I try to touch with my hands, when Im sitting on the bed and my hands go right through them, ten they disappear...
Its all on my 2 posts.. thanks and good luck to you all...
Schizophrenia would be my first guess. Look up the symptoms on the Mayo Clinic website. I have all the symptoms exactly like yours down to the cracks in the sidewalk. I have tried alcohol and it does not work for me. Heavy hangovers. Weed seemed to calm me down and to all of you who are posting negative comments about weed, you need to do some research over this naturally occurring plant. Which has accounted for a total of 0 deaths in all of history. Thats a different story, actually it really makes me mad that this girl is trying to find help and you act like immature little kids. What is wrong with you?
I have a brother who has been diagnosed by a court appointed psycologist with OCD sexual addition, bipolar, personality disorder, and 3 or 4 others that I can't remember. Due to his rage he assulted his ex wife and then had to go to court. His parents hired and attorney and instead of a felony assault conviction he received a misdeameanor assult and was sent to anger management classes along with 5 years probation and no visitation to his son. The ex wife filed a restraining order against him of which he broke and was arrested and his parents bailed him out again but he will have to go to court. He is 50 years old, has never held a long term job and my parents have paid all his life and his needs. He has a substantial record of misdeameanors and was drug and alcohol addicted for 20 years but says now he is not drinking or doing drugs. I have no relationship with him or my parents due to the crazyiness for the past 20 years but his children have found me and explained all the problems they have with him along with all his ex wives calling me and telling me their stories. I am asking anyone who has any knowledge the best path to help this man and what needs to happen to make sure he gets the help he needs. I know if my parents who are in their late 70's die he will not be so easily bailed out of the problems but wonder how much of a risk he will be to his children, society, and myself in the future if he does not get help. Any advise would help. Thanks
First of all, johnjohn whatever......you are a narrow minded fool. If everyone smoked a little herb every once in a while, this world may just be a happier place. Secondly, gbug, whether he is 24 or 50, especially 50, you need to let him hit rock bottom before he can be helped. He needs tough love and a dose of reality before he realizes what he has become. I have never had anything handed to me, and I am a single mother of two that has done nothing but struggle. I have been around addicts who are coddled, and they never get better unless they have that reality check. Now, the first issue......I have multiple mental disorders. I am ADHD (so are my children)bipolar, OCD, PTSD, Chronic Depression, Paranoia (not sure why)and Personality disorder or Phobia. I know what it is like, and unfortunately, I don't think it ever truely goes away. Just when I feel like everything is better, BOOM.....there goes my feelings messing everything up. I believe that most of it is just a chemical imbalance, so if you stay on your meds, you should be fine for the most part, but everyone is different of course. I am on lithium for bipolar, Ritalin for ADHD, Venlafaxine for depression, and Xanex and Risperadone for Anxiety and anger. Yeah, I am a mess. As far as getting back on Ritalin.....it does give you a boost or buzz as you call it. That is perfectly normal, even after you have been on it for a while. I like it because I can't sleep due to my PTSD. I'm not so sluggish all day. It is a stimulant drug, and while people who have ADHD is already hyper and overstimulated, they give it to you because it actually calms you down. Take caffeine for instance, if you are hyped up on a lot on caffeine and then you give yourself some more, your brain gets overstimulated and crashes.....so it has the opposite affect (same with sugar). Your brain can only take so much stimulation. Its a muscle, and if you overwork a muscle, it gets tired. If you need it, take it. They do make a medication without the stimulant, but it is pretty expensive if your insurance doesn't cover it. My girls are on Focalin time release, which is a stimulant...but they don't seem to notice it. It works really well for them. Good luck! To all you herb haters......Go hate on another forum......or get your facts straight before you spew your ignorance on others.
I know what is normally said about people with scitzophrenia, and how it is portrayed in movies. But has anyone just heard realistic noises that were not there, or just familiar voices calling your name? But then you realize there is no one there either. I know I have this. But people keep telling me all of this other stuff and it makes me wonder sometimes.
One of the major problems people with disorders is focusing too much attention on their problems. I should know... I too have multiple mental disoders. In truth, I believe that the evidence seems to be that anyone with one disorder has at least one other... something good psychologists are aware of,and poor ones choose to remain in ignorance about. The disorder affects our mood, our thinking, and our ability to function "normally" for whatever that means in society, as far as society cares for it. So let me give you a pointer... its not the bathtub that's the problem... its how you think about the problem. Perhaps you have some irrational fear that if you take a bath you might start to think suicidally again and attempt to drown yourself. I don't know your thoughts, I'm only speculating. So instead question your negative thinking... I believe more in questioning your negative thinking than in repeating a useless positive affirmation... questioning leads to a more realistic outcome than stating "I am happy and loveable, and people love me..." that's hogwash, if its hogwash. Instead you could think, "Is it true that I will think suicidally once in the bathtub? Well, in reality I don't know that that will happen for certain. I might I might not. And if I do, I can always get right back out and call someone for help or just to talk to." That's turning a negative thought to a rational truth, which is far better than looking in the mirror and stating "Peace surrounds me." when it isn't true. I cam accross this realization that questioning my negative thoughts was better than repeating an untrue affirmation after wasting tons of money on self-help books during the course of finding out that I have PTSD and Clinical Depression. My life has changed a lot since then... I'm generally happier, and I live a more content life. I don't suggest you try this on all of your thoughts, merely the negative ones. Its better to just leave the other ones alone. And also, moniter your sleep to 7-9 hours a day; even if you have to make up an hour or two by napping to reach seven... and get out of the house every day, even if it is a walk around the block... and try to implement a small ammount of excercises like 5 jumpingjacks or five crunches every morning. Mental disorders are really not purely "mental" they are phyisiological illness... the term "mental" may be traditional, but it isn't accurate. Also, even with this advice, don't quit taking your medication, though you may need to see what works for you... and quit relying on weed to mellow you out... mellow your own thoughts by questioning your negative ones... Oh and I forgot to mention: Obsessive thoughts count as negative thoughts... "I have to wash this counter three times, because three is the number of Divinity, and if it is the number of Divinity then three must be the perfect number for cleaning." is an irrational thought... My next step was to question it... "Simply because the number three is related to the trinity doesn't mean that my counter needs to be washed three times in order to be clean." Allright, take care and peace.
For those of you putting others down for saying you shouldn't smoke marijuana to help, you need to realize the reason it is bad isn't for some moral reason attacking your choice to use the substance but rather that it is a mind altering substance and these are mental disorders meaning they are centered in the MIND. Whether people have died directly from its use or not is irrelevant, the substance is proven to have lasting effects on the brain and to reverse the effects of medications for most mental disorders. It may mellow you out temporarily but it only prolongs the suffering. This is all from personal experience as a sufferer of PTSD, Social Anxiety, Bipolar 1 and substance abuser. The OP said she was bipolar and drugs are a common trigger for mania and psychosis so these people are only trying to help with advice.
I also have ADHD, and probably general anxiety...(anxiety for sure, I had frequent panic attacks in the pasts) And after reading and reading, I think that maybe I could suffer from dysthimia(I always feel kind of depressed since maybe 10 years, hide to cry, never tell anybody about that even close friends), but I am not a professionnal so...
I have such a hard time to really express things when I see professionnals that I think I hide many symptoms, I avoid telling them some issues...
I have had social phobia in the past (I still feel it is there but that I can control it so I have a 'normal' life
I have had an injury a few months ago at work (I work in the mountains, and a rock fell down on me and I tumbled for maybe 60 feet, took 20 hours to evacuate, due to the remote area and inclination of the slope), and the psychologist thinks I may have PTS. In this accident I got a concussion, and since the concussion I really feel out of control. I have concussion symptoms (hadaches, tinnitus, light and sound sensitivity, dizziness, constant constant fogginess), and I feel like anxiety just goes through the roof, I had a panic attack and that was the first in 3 years.
Usually I'll really try to control my emotions, and myself in the space and with people, I am in a constant sense that I need to be perfect, otherwise I am so unworthy, not noble. I really watch everything I eat, I get obsessed with chemicals and pesticides, preservatives, additives... If I can control what I eat, I will only eat raw organic. Which makes sense of course, it is healthy, but I can really feel awful if I do eat those kind of things, and obsess about what it does to the cells of my body. I obsess about my weight, I feel awful if I eat one tiny peace of fat. Altough sometimes I do eat some fat, I feel guilty all the time about it. I feel guilty when I buy products that are not fairtrade, organic etc, because then I feel I am polluting my soul, contributing to the planet's inevitable destiny of becoming a giant trash orbiting the sun... like my moral is just always controlling me. I think I have great principles, but it is not really normal to feel so bad, and obsess so much about it.
Guilt is one of my major problems, and shame, and doubt.
I doubt everything I say, everything I think, evrything I do.
On the good side, I have (since 7 years) a very patient boyfriend who tries to understand me and does his best to support me. I am very empathic and generous. I also have, I think, very strong will that eventually ends up helping me improve and overcome some of my mental and emotionnal issues, when I have the energy for it. (Just saying that makes me feel so guilty and ashamed about giving myself importance)
Even all of those thoughts and issues are irrationnals, I am lucky to have also a very rational side who kicks my butt once in a while
Also, I think one of the major reason all of that exists in me, my father is bipolar, has ADHD, and was beating my sisters when I was young (i am the youngest). I barely got a few hits.
Also, we moved avery year, and until I was 11 we were part of the Jeovah's witness, which is pretty bad for self esteem and mental sanity!
Worker's compensation sent me to a rehabilitation program for the concussion, and I have such a hard time telling them how I feel, that they think now maybe all my symptoms are probably from PST, they give me 10mg a day of citalopram for anxiety.
please, any advice?