Borderline Personality Disorder Community
Can chronic fatigue syndrome mimic bipolar disorder or borderline perso...
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to anger, anxiety, caregiver support, depression, emotions, fears, living with BPD, relationships, and violence.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Can chronic fatigue syndrome mimic bipolar disorder or borderline personality disorder?

I am a 24-year old female.  My psychiatrist is sure that I have bipolar disorder.  I think I may have borderline personality disorder or chronic fatigure disorder or fybromyalgia.  The doctor is not interested in the fact that I am always exhausted.  I've felt this way for years - tired, have pain in my knees, ankles, fingers and toes, am depressed, not able to hold a job, can't keep up with course work at school, mood swings, anxiety, don't sleep well, and more.  My doctor treats me with zoloft for depression and adderall (adderrall) for ADD, which I don't think I have.  When I don't take the adderall (adderrall), I get noticeably tired and weepy.  I am so tired of being so tired and in pain and don't know what kind of doctor to see who will listen to me. So far the psychiatrist and primary care docs have been useless.  Any advice would be appreciated.      
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I think that when we have emotional issues that we can experience these as physical symptoms.  You could check out somatization if you're interested.

Anxiety and depression can leave us feeling exhausted.

Are you in therapy?
Blank
520191_tn?1355639002
Maybe keep an update of your mood and how it effects you on the mood trackers on here. It is a great way to show a doctor what is really going on. and if you find that your doctor doesn't listen, i encourage you to get a second opinion. you don't want to be talking medication if it isn't working/helpful as it has nasty side effects and expensive.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Borderline Personality Disorder Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Personality Disorder Answerers
585414_tn?1288944902
Blank
ILADVOCATE
NY