i too, was misdiagnosed initially as depression,anxiety. I was placed on zoloft and over a 3 year period, went thru periodic dosage increases.
the zoloft kept me in a 24/7 manic flare. screaming, yelling, trying to get someone to listen.
I also went thru my sex, drugs, alcohol, and rock n roll phase.
for me meds can induce some serious mania/anxiety.
bi polar + co disorders can be difficult to treat. my research has empowered me to challenge my PDOC. Right now, less is more. I need to keep my brain calm. i am only taking low dose seroquel to sleep. i also have 5mg buspar for anxious moments during the day. I also am adjusting my other meds for; MS, cirrhosis, atherosclerosis, bipolar, adhd, and i stopped opioids for 5 herniated discs. time for a buspar break!!!!