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Jul 23, 2012 · I need help taming my Ulcerative Colitis in Digestive Health

I haven’t been able to drink alcohol in over years due to my UC…its like having food poisoning for days on end if I even have a tiniest sip…It is fun however, to get pity faces as people assume I am an alcoholic because I don’t drink

Jul 23, 2012 · Slightly confused: borderline personality disorder diagnosis change in Mental Health

I have suffered with BPD (diagnosed) for about 15 years and can tell you that a mood stabilizer will help if you truly have BPD, but seeing a therapist who specialized in BPD is most beneficial. It is possible to live with it off of medication, or a low dose with proper therapy. BPD is very hard to live with and is a daily struggle, but if you are able to accept it and seek help, it can be very manageable. I would ask about Seroquel, it is new to treat BPD and has a high success rate.

Jul 23, 2012 · which is better Rochester or Florida Clinic for 4.5 mystery illnesss??????? in Digestive Health

If you can afford it, I would go to Rochester as it is essentially the “Hub” of Mayo.

Jul 23, 2012 · I have cologenous colitis. in Digestive Health

You can try taking probiotics, they are over the counter pills, very cheap that help with the digestive tract.

I would also begin a diary of the foods you eat and the reaction to each along with your moods and sleep patterns. This can all affect your body and you will begin to see patterns based on what you eat and the reaction your body has.

Also, it is best to eat steam vegetables or cooked, not raw as this is harder to digest and pay attention to fruit as it is a cause for gas in the body. You also want to stick to leaner meat vs. fatty and away from fried food.

As hard as it is, fast food is basically off limits for most people with Colitis.

I would also stay away from anything with Carbonation as this can irritate it as well.

Jul 23, 2012 · IBS in Digestive Health

I have Ulcerative Colitis which is an IBD. I think the others have good suggestions, keep a diary of your diet for a couple of weeks and you will begin to see patterns. Along with that diet I would track you mood and sleep patterns, and this also can have an effect.

Have you tried probiotics? There are over the counter pills that help the digestive tract.

After time you will see what works and what doesn’t. I have discovered that I can’t have alcohol and haven’t drank for many years, and also carbonation can affect it as well, so if you drink carbonated drinks pay attention to that.

Jul 23, 2012 · Borderline disorder in a teen. in Mental Health

Hi hip4son. I am a 34 year old woman, who has suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder my whole life and let me give you some hope. I have a 16 year old son who is great, and I lead an independent productive life, have a fabulous career, make good money and go to college full-time. I am receiving my Bachelors and am almost done and going to get my Masters, living with BPD is NOT hopeless, you can do well, I am not the only one like this, there are many!

For your son, I know it can be a nightmare, I have been there. Please understand that to control BPD that YEARS of self-awareness, acceptance and support. A person with BPD has the largest fear that they are going to be abandoned. So no matter what, the more you stay and don’t leave and support, the easier it will be, even if you don’t see it now. Also, everything a person with BPD feels is intensified, magnified. Think of a time when you have felt the saddest you have ever felt, try to multiply that by many and this is how your son feels but with every emotion and it will change over and over.

Advice I can give you.

It can take multiple physichiatrists and medications before you find one that will work. If you feel you are getting nowhere with one, go to someone else. Your son may not be connecting with who you are seeing.

Make sure who he is seeing SPECIALIZES in BPD, if not, definitely take him somewhere else. There is VERY specific therapy to BPD and he needs it!

Also, try to find research studies going on regarding medications and studies for BPD. I have enrolled in one myself and it changed my life. The newest therapies and drugs coming out are sometimes the best.

Look into Seroquel for him, ASK about it! This could be a life-changer for you. It is used to treat schizophrenia but has been found to help people with BPD and WORKS! The side effects are not good at first and it makes you extremely tired and hungry but after a week he will be fine. It changes lives!

Last, but not least, do not lose hope or give up on him. He is still your son no matter his behavior. It is a nightmare living with BPD, I have no words for it. Nobody should be cursed to live with something so awful. Having BPD paired with just being a teenager makes it even worse.

I am more than happy to help you in any way that I can and answer any questions, but look at the University of Minnesota Research Studies around Borderline Personality Disorder — they have fantastic doctors who know what they are doing! It will help your son!