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Bipolar Disorder board

Hello. I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder when I was about 12-13 years old. I have severe manic highs and suicidal lows. I have been in Menningers many times and anger management. I used to take Prozac and Depekote but stopped taking them around 16-17 years of age. I gradually have stabalized on my own and don't have angry outbursts or as severe depression highs and lows as I used to and I only become manic maybe 2 months out of a year. The thing is...I have become increasingly anxious and paranoid. I have severe panic attacks and obsess about my health and natural disasters among other things. I have developed a fear of taking medications. I think the medications themselves will kill me or I will have a horrible reaction to them. But I do want to try medication again. I am tired of being tired and always stressed and scared of everything. I have no interest in anything and can't work. I want to sleep all the time and always feel sick. I feel like this is hurting my marriage. I am only 24 and should be having the time of my life and lots of energy. All I do is eat all day out of boredom or emotional reasons and I just want it to stop. Are there any medications I should ask my doctor about that are really safe? Any that won't make my body feel too different? Another issue is I don't have health insurance and can't afford it but I also don't qualify for the medical card. Any advice would be appreciated.