I am going to have to respectfully disagree about
the fat and happy thing, Bi-Polar is hard enough to deal with without dumping the health issues a person get with prolonged over-weight/obesity. I have both severe medical issues and am Bi=Polar II rapid-cycling and believe me you don't want it. For most of us its a two med cocktail, ant-depressant and something for anxiety, there are drugs now that do both in 1 pill but you need to talk to your psych about
that. Also consider talk therapy, I've had 3 years of CBT and Family Therapy + Parenting classes, and its by far the best thing I've done for my Mental Illness. I hope this helps either way you decide to go we are with you
Craniotomy/Meningioma 12/02,Bi-P. 04,SMI 06, Glu./Wh./La. Int.,IBS 06, Mig. w/ps.-seiz. 07,Dev.Sep.Sur. 9/07, 2nd Men./Tu. Gam. Kn. Rad.12/08, Rad. Hyst. 09/09, w/Meno, Fibro. 09, Disab. 09, EBV/CFS? 11, Vom., D + C w/Vertigo 12, C-diff, spas. col., Chr. Fat. Mod. 13, Lots of Meds they ch. often + herbal meds + alternative when I can afford it.