updated 09/06/2011 AT 5:10 PM ET
•originally published 09/07/2011 AT 8:15 AM ET
“You know, I think I had a lot more rage than I was aware of,” O’Donnell says in the October issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, on newsstands Sept. 13. “But I ve gotten back access to my other feelings. I m not cut off from my emotions anymore The rage has gone away There s been a healing.”
O’Donnell, 49, credits one medical fix that changed everything.
“I had, like, zero estrogen,” she says. “And since I got some, I ve been able to function more normally. I ve stopped being so angry.”