I was diagnosed with a dual disorder of Bipolar II and alcoholism.
I'm currently being treated with Lamicatl and Abilify.
I find these drugs really work well except for a small anxiety issue which I can probably attribute to the abilify as it is a know side effect.
However, I have noticed that since taking the Bipolar treatment my urge to binge drink has disappeared. by that I mean - when I start I can actually stop - this is not something I was able to do before.
Now I'm wondering if my diagnosis of alcoholism was incorrect and it was the Bipolar II disorder that was the problem all along.
My family are worried about me drinking again as I did cause a lot of trouble when I was drinking but at that time I had never been diagnosed as Bipolar II.
I don't want my family to be worried but I don't want to treat myself for something I haven't got either.
I have drank twice in the last month and both times I stopped fine after one night and both nights I drank on social occassions.
Has anyone had a similar experience or tried this and come off for the worst?
Please don't lecture me on if my family are worried I shouldn't drink as that is not the question that I'm exploring.
I want to find out the real problem here and just want to hear peoples experiences around this type of issue if anyone had the same case history.