Today my metal health specialist told me that I exhibit many bipolar 1 tendencies and put me on mood stabilization medication. She believes after a few more visits I will have an official bipolar diagnosis. I will start taking the medication tonight. It hasn’t really sunk in yet. I know my brain does not function like others, so I am hopefully this will fix it and make my life better. I however can not help but be afraid. There are scary possible side effects, I don’t know how living with a bipolar diagnosis will affect my life, I know it will affect how people who know look at me and that terrifies me. Does anyone who’s gone through his have any insights, suggestions or words of wisdom? Please and thank you.