I started out on abilify and it worked so so. I'm on respirdone now and allthough it was scary to start the drug, i have been very happy with the results. It's never fun or easy to try new meds but i can honestly say that my life is 1000 percent better now because of it. Bill
You & I have something in common; I am very sensitive to a lot of the bp meds too. I have tried them all...(except Abilify...which pdoc wants to try next if I don't get out of this depression, and which I also don't agree with since I'm bp type II and Abilify from what I know helps more with bp type I...Plus I don't do well with the antipsychotics...Anyway....) I hope you find the right mix soon. What type of bp have you been diagnosed with? For me it's important that I have as little side effects as possible (I am sure it's that way for everyone) but I have quit so many meds b/c I couldn't tolerate the side effects. It's hard because that has limited my choice for the mix of meds that will have me feeling as stable as possible.
Anyway, it takes time, that is for sure. Work with your doctor. We are here for you though! Keep us posted, we have lots of experience with meds and the symptoms!