Re: Those with Type II Bipolar What meds have helped you? How long did they take to work?
Lithium worked best, 1200mg daily, eight years, took about three weeks to kick in, some side effect (light tremor and left a little flat). Would recommend.
Tried self medication for two years, big mistake.
Now on Lamictal, 250mg daily, 1.5 years, took four months to get up to 250, still swing a little, bad periodical short term memory. Would recommend.
No antidepressants, they make me manic and then send me swinging.