Oh boy can I imagine what you are going through and I do feel for you. It is so very hard not only to get diagnosed and go to the doctors, but to start the medications that take a long time (several weeks I have heard) sometimes to work. And one doesn't know if what they give us is the right medication, the right combination, or the right dosage. I do remember it takes quite a bit of time to get to the right dosage. They usually start small and work up the dosage. Then usually the doctors would add some other psych medication to go with the other one that they put you on.
If you feel manic and are walking the floors, call the doctor right away as that may be a side effect or they may need to put you on something in addition.
If you are feeling shakey or have any trouble with walking or slowness, call the doctor right away. Well I kept calling and I kept visiting and still they couldn't fix my walk and talk and slowness (and I'm talking several years). Many of the psych meds cause that as side effects, and yet what do we do. Sometimes it seems the treatment is almost as bad as the diseases itself. If you feel like crying, just have yourself a good cry it may do you some good. And when you're done, try preventive medicines. Finally many years later, I found acupuncture was able to help with some of my walking problem with the slow gait and unusual gait. As far as the weakness, still working on that.