Would anyone be interested in helping me with some research? I was training as a Psychotherapist, but because it now turns out that I have Borderline Personality Disorder (mildly), I have been asked to stop training and concentrate on therapy for 2 years. I have Crest syndrome, Raynauds, Sjogrens and Hughes syndrome and am looking for people like myself who have both an autoimmune disease and a personality disorder. The reason is I would like to write something about this link to help others. I would keep all information confidential as I know that labeling someone is life changing and can bring unwanted and unnecessary shame upon an individual like myself, who was made to feel unbalanced and needing to justify myself and my actions all the time. As if having autoimmune isn't enough to cope with, I have this personality disorder, not through any fault of my own, I don't drink very much, smoke or take drugs, but was abused up until the age of 19. My vice is cake and chocolate but don't see that as a crime. If you call overeating self harming, then yes I self harm, but nothing else. I am not suicidal or wreckless and have 2 wonderful children and have been married for 21 years. So, if anyone would be interested to help me, please get in touch.
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