Hi, i've never taking meds for my bpd.
Nobody likes to be on lifelong medication but we all take medication because the benefits outweigh risks .
Especially with Bipolar i wouldnt take chances .. Also "fatty liver" is not same as cirrhosis .. and even then only a doctor will be able to advise .
Hello hun. I've been following your posts and comments closely. You have a lot of compassion for others and I hope you also have a lot for yourself! You have a great deal going on and you have for quite some time. I admire you for your insight, medical knowledge and conviction to wanting to heal your physical self as well as your mental well being. Having been a sufferer of BPD, depression, sleep disorders, eating disorders, substance addiction and repetitive suicidal attempts/self harm, I admire you even more. I'm not a medical professional but I'm absolutely sure you can heal a lot of the harm that's been done in the past, with you attention to a healthier lifestyle now and in the future. All of your various battles with alchahol are behind you so you are already WINNING! Keep up the good work! You are still very young and have a wonderful fruitful and giving life ahead, maybe helping those who've been to some of the places you've been and come out the other side. OK perhaps there is some limited damage but what you have will serve you just fine, you have all you need in your determind spirit! To some folk even managing to find and stick to a healthy eating pattern is somewhat daunting (I'm one of them and still working on it!). I'm not saying you can stop all meds end of, as you've rightly said, just small steps to decrease the dose is worth a try, but maybe run it by your Psych Dr ????? Me, I'm happier than I've been for the last 30 odd years in recently finding a combination of meds that help to keep me stable. Having found them I won't be reducing anytime soon, especially as I still have severe nose dives into depression, binge eating, strong need to self harm and med abuse lapses. I must add though that these have become less and less. I'm also in DBT therapy. One day, when I'm at the point you are at right now, I will think of possibily reducing, it's not out of the question. Part of this is because I believe, rightly or wrongly, the mood stabilising meds have added to my recent weight gain. However it's more important for me to live reasonably as I am now, at a higher body weight, than to stop the meds and possibily loose my life at my own hands - the incidence would be high on that one. Good on you for arriving at where you are today and thankyou for sharing this. Yes, keep you goal in sight, of med reduction, it's a healthy goal. However PLEASE PLEASE keep it real and keep it SAFE SAFE SAFE. The key is knowing yourself and knowing the danger signs and acting with extreme caution. GOOD LUCK and WELL DONE with your efforts so far, it's all very encouraging to all of us here, no matter our age or shoe size!!!!!!!!! HUGS XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Sorry but I forgot to add. Apart from DBT, substance abuse concelling, I'm also studying '' Equine Assisted Therapy ''. I work with horses and trainers in a riding school which provides '' EAT '' courses. I'm finding this newish to the UK type of therapy very rewarding and I'm gaining more and more insite to my own problems and issues as time goes by. I do realise this option may not be available to very many people. Being a ''horsey'' person I'm fortunate to already work in this sphere. HUGS. XXXXXXXXXX