Our expert says:
OK, if you're still on a planned gradual increase of the meds, this must be really early days in adjusting to the drug. Yes, all meds can cause side-effects, but some side-effects are more important as alarm bells, and others merely a nuisance. And most tend to fade out as one's body adjusts to the presence of the drug.
Now, on the larger scale, you're wise to be interested in and concerned about the broader issues of how to live with Bipolar Disorder, and the longer picture.
Fellow bi\s commetns are really useful. Consider joining the SADAG, Depresssion and Anxiety Support Group, which may have a group near you. That would help you to meet with more people who can advise, based on their own direct experience, how Bipolar Disorder has affected them, and how, like so many people with so many different chronic disorders, they have found ways to live with it and bring it under control.
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