I know you from the fibromyalgia forum and I know you to be a wonderful person. I think you needed to post here and I am glad that you did.
You are right, you need to tell the doctor or psychologist everything. You need the right treatment for what you have. And part of your pain could be coming from the bipolar depression. So getting on the right meds might help with your pain also. Wouldn't that be wonderful.
I am glad that you have an appointment tomorrow. You might want to sit down tonight and write a list of all of the important things that you want to discuss with the therapist when you see him/her. Often we get so caught up in the first meeting and all and we forget what we want to ask them. So I would suggest a list. And please remember that you need certain meds for bipolar and you really want to be up front about that so that you can get the proper help.
Addiction is a difficult situation. Whatever it is. I am glad that you are facing this. Please discuss this too. There are many things that can help you. And do realize that your family needs you and they need you to be as healthy as possible. They would not be better off without you. They need you in their lives.
All of this can be taken care of and you have taken the first really big steps to getting help. You are now on a healing journey. And I know that you are going to feel better.
Keep trying and keep posting. We are all here for you.
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies