A lot of ppl describe the drug as making them sleepy/sleeping longer , but that useually happens only while you are getting used to the drug , after that you stabalise.
Here's a link about bipolar and it's symptoms which you might find helpful http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/bipolar.cfm#intro
Have you had a look at the Anxiety/Panic board as they have some great ppl on there that can help you in dealing with your A/P.
Oh , and when you go back to doc ask them what made them decide you were BP.
Take care ,
Hi athmlldy411 ,
If you go to the link I posted further up this thread you will find there is a bit telling you about the signs and symptoms of mania.