Yes, welcome and horray that you have been clean and sober for 8 days. One thing to watch out for (this happened to me) was when they put me on meds to control my manias, it unmasked a depression that was lurking there that the manias were helping to control. Just something to be on the look out for.
Also it may take trying several different drugs to achieve the results you were looking for. Many of us have been on several different drugs before finding a happy place.
There is lots to learn with this desease, but here, knowage is power. The more you know about this desease the more control you will have over it.
m Good luck, keep posting, and nice to meet you.
"If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade"
"It isn't my fault that i am BiPolar, It is my responsibility how i treat it so that i don't hurt others or myself." Happy Bill
Meds. Respirdal 0.5 a day, more if needed.