Well, I went to the psychiatrist last week and he diagnosed me with Bipolar Disorder (as the therapist and nurse suspected) with rapid cycling. Also, OCD and GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). Since I have to have surgery (ovarian tumor) in the next month, he didn't want to start me on meds yet. He said if I end up on hormone treatment he needs to know before he decides what I'm going to take. But, he said probably Depakote, among others. Anyone on that? He did give me an rx for xanax for now for the anxiety, which works ok. I'm pretty nervous about the ovarian tumor issue. A friend of mine told me about another program through the hospital to help pay for the surgery, which I am going to call about tomorrow. I don't know how I am handling all of this at once. I am feeling pretty strong now, but the way I cycle, I've had days when I've not handled it too well. It's pretty overwhelming. I just hope I hear about the medical coverage soon.
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