Stop panicking,Yes disability kicks in from the day your GP gets notification of your condition,.
Symptoms, if they are mild then you may not need meds yet BUT you can still claim Personal independence Payment ( PIP ) it's not about the fact you have a condition it is about how the condition and any other you may have effect you. YOU MUST TELL THEM EVERYTHING ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL ON YOUR WORST POSSIBLE DAY. I do this in block capitals because it is so important. go to www.gov.co.uk/benefits all the info you need will be on there if not call me I will send my mobile in a private message, I will help you as best I can.
Job Loss Do not jump straight away, your symptoms are mild you say your employer has to by law make reasonable adjustments What do you do ? and how long have you been there ? If 2 years or more your company are obliged to pay you the statutory figure set by our government which is crap but you are a protected under the disabled act. I am actually in the middle of this happen myself with my company after 9 years. They cannot get shot of you because of you disability!!!!! if you have a union there join it cover your back with them. The capability rule should only kick in when you are at you worst therefor not able to do your job ( I am in the process of checking this out for you ).
Try to stay calm stress is the worst thing for us. BB, Karen.