Hi, all, doing pretty well here, very sleepy for some reason the past few days, tho.
Brina 77, you are not doing "groovy" if your mood swings are worse now than before, especially 5 months!! If you had some depression after the mood stabilizer was added, that would be expected, but to be up and down to that extent isn't right. Have you told your doctor you are feeling worse than before you started treatment? If he blows it off and tells you you're fine, find another pdoc!
Kittycat is right, we all go through lots of meds before we find the right combination, but it shouldn't make your mood swings worse. It's a constant try/adjust/discontinue until you get it right.