Gosh, I'm sorry you had to go through so much growing up and your recent life struggles! You've been through a lot of rough times. But I'm so glad that you are finally able to start getting the treatment that you need.
I'm so proud that you're catching on to the right way to handle things. You have a very good friend and I hope he will be an excellent support person for you along with us here.
I've been on trazadone for a long time. I understand about the dreams. Those will get less intense as time goes by. Remember what serafena explained to you about all of the medication options that are out there to treat bipolar. Many times we need a combination of drugs to feel better and that is why it is very important to keep all of your psychiatric appointments and keep her well informed of any difficulties you are dealing with.
Most bipolars also incorporate therapy sessions as part of their wellness program. You've been through a lot, perhaps this will help you to continue to move forward in a healthy way.
Good Luck, I wish you all the best.