Welcome! I hope you can find this forum as helpful & supportive as the rest of us has. My wife was on lithium for a while, but it made her very nauseated, so her pdoc took her off of it. She is now on Rispredol & Carbamezepine & they seem to be working very well. I would strongy advise you to talk with your doc before adjusting any meds. I think you should call your doc and let them know about your suicidal thoughts as well. Have you had a diagnosis yet? Is this all new conditions for you, or have you been this way for a while?
Stay in touch, we are here for you.
Hi all, thank you all for your responses...
To answer some of your questions: I was diagnosed bipolar last year...since then I have been on a couple of different cocktails but more recently my doc has prescribed lamictal, lithium, welbutrin....then, she added abilify....I believe her intentions are to take me off of the lithium and so she reduced my dosage....anyone had any experience with abilify....
again, thanks for the responses..