I know you are probably right about staying on the meds. I was diagnosed with major depression after an attempted suicide. I never want to put my family through that again! I have had mood swings since I was 12, but they are probably hormonal rather than bi-polar. I am normally very hyper. My pdoc actually told me that I am not bi-polar because I am naturally hyper - not due to being manic - LOL. I am feeling better, but when I do feel happy, I think well I don't need this med any longer because I am better. But I also know that if I stop taking them, it could be a downward spiral right back to where I was before. Ahhh well, as you said....if it's not broken, don't fix it. Thanks!