Although I'm new to the HW board, I have been posting on the anxiety board for a few days. I am so glad that I found HW, what a help it's been so far and what a great family of people - always so willing to help and offer advice.
I was recently hospitalized (of my own will) for depression and suicidal ideation. I ws ready to take all my meds (I have some medical conditions) and just end it all. But while I had the pills in my hand, I had a moment of clarity and thought about my kids, husband and the rest of my family. I called my physician and she told me to get to the ER and they would place me somewhere. Well, long story short - that's what happened, I was admitted for 12 days with the initial diagnosis of depression.
While there, the doctor there asked tons of questions about me, my life history, my family history, etc. After gathering all of this info he changed the diagnosis to Bipolar Disorder (which I have found out runs in my family) and Anxiety/Panic Disorders and Agoraphobia. Since the anxiety stuff and agoraphobia have taken over and are "in my face" right now I've been focusing on those things.
But I really do need to start learning about the bipolar disorder too. Does anyone have any suggestions of books to read, websites to go to, etc?
I have Bipolar Disorder, Panic/Anxiety Disorders, Agoraphobia, Fibromyalgia, Severe Acid Reflux, Barrett's Esophagus, and Narcolepsy