- Jan 18, 2008
What meds work for you if you have been diagnosed with bipolar II? I have been on nothing but antidepressants for twenty years and have had twenty years of ups and major downs and changes and increased dosages and hospitalization blah, blah, blah. I have been doing well on effexor for at least five years but was recently going downhill...fast. New doctor sends me to psychiatrist who diagnoses me as bipolar II. He has actually asked me to research mood stabilizers (he gave me a list) and when I go back we are going to decide what I want to try. ( I've never had a doc who actually values my opinion and input like this!) He says once I adjust to the new type of medicine, he will slowly take me off effexor (which I hear is easier said than done). Has anyone had a similar experience to mine. I value your thoughts.