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Im so confused...is is BPD or Bipolar?

Hello, I am 27 yrs old and have been having many symptoms that correlate almost exactly to both diagnosis of BPD and Bipolar disorder. I have mood swings, the highs and the lows, anxiety, suicidal thinking (and 2 attempts), sleep disturbance of always feeling tired to never feeling tired at all, i have always had relationship problems, i have an anger problem as well and spending problems. I did have an emotional and verbally abusive childhood as well. My mother and sister were both told they had Bipolar Disorder. But then told by someone else that they did not. My sister is currently in treatment for BPD. I'm not sure what to think, what to do, or how to control my anger, mood swings, racing thoughts,etc. I feel so out of control. please...can you give some insight on what you may think it could be? I would really appreciate it.

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