Everyone does say that laughter is the best medicine. Your medications are just a supplement.
Disclaimer: we are not medical professionals- we cannot give you a diagnosis or medication advice. Please speak to a health professional for this. If you are in crisis please contact one of the hotlines on our page.
tell yourself you’re hot. tell yourself you’re amazing. tell yourself you’re untouchably, radiantly attractive. do it every day, even if it feels like you’re lying to yourself. insist to the mirror that you’re the cutest thing its ever reflected. if you do it enough eventually it wont feel like lying anymore, it’ll be automatic, and you’ll recognize yourself as the incredible babe you really are.
What you’re feeling is quite common and comes from the stigma that mental illness still carries. People are told that “it’s not that bad,” which only spawns guilt and self-loathing. But those people are wrong. Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar, borderline, etc. are all real illnesses that have been studied and diagnosed for decades. They have real weight and real consequence in people’s live. Mental illness can make day-to-day activities difficult at best and impossible at worst. What’s important is allowing yourself to have your illness(es) and your struggles, and then do something about it. Getting a proper diagnosis, medication, and therapy can get you on the right track to feeling like yourself again. It’s not going to get better over night—or even over months—but the more time you take to take care of yourself, the better you will feel. You are not lazy, unproductive, or irresponsible. You are suffering from a very real, very detrimental illness. You are important. Your feelings, thoughts, and desires are real and valid.
TW: ED, Eating disorder, Anorexia
One of the biggest struggles of the internet is seeing a friend or even a stranger struggled with illnesses and not being able to help directly. Depending on how well you know them or how comfortable you feel with approaching them, drop a message in their inbox. Give them some words of encouragement and remind them that you are there if they need to talk. If these distressing posts become too much for you, either unfollow them or download xkit or tumblr savior to block their triggering posts. You have to remember that as much as you may want to help, they might not yet be ready to look for help yet. This is something they ultimately have to figure out for themselves.
As terrible as it is, misdiagnosis is really common- especially in personality and mood disorders. I’m sorry that this happened, but you are lucky in that a lot of times the drugs for borderline and the drugs for bipolar are very similar. Obviously every doctor is different, but you might’ve been taking very similar things. Furthermore, despite those two years of misdiagnosis, you know have a lifetime of having the right one. So maybe try to take comfort in that.
All the best
Thanks for your input! It really is all about the mindset behind behaviors.