feenix wrote:Hi, just joined so I guess I should introduce myself!
I'm a 48 year old single mum. I have BPD/ EUPD and several minor traits. I have also just been diagnosed with comorbid anorexia (my latest self harm "style" according to the psychologists)
I used to be a secondary school teacher and managed to keep things pretty much under control for 18 years, but then it all went to he'll in 2015 with a series of burn outs/ breakdowns...
Hi feenix and welcome!
From what you say I suspect you may not have EUPD at all. I'll briefly explain why. If you're anything like me, you have undiagnosed 'female-type' Asperger's. It presents very differently than the classic type (usually male) and BPD is probably the most common misdiagnosis. This happens because we present with our various difficulties to generic psychiatrists who rarely know anything about autism - let alone this particular type. Your 'several minor traits' could be less minor than you imagine, and could point away from BPD.
Anorexia is very closely linked to this type of autism too, so much so that some professionals now call it a type of female Asperger syndrome - a bad coping mechanism.
It took me decades to receive the correct diagnosis, and this appalling state of affairs isonly too common. I now know how to handle my difficulties and emotional lability, because I at last understand myself. I too suffer/suffered from many breakdowns, burnouts and meltdowns (theses are three different things, btw). It's worth looking into, anyway.