I have been bi-polar for a long time....I was diagnosed in 1994 and didn't quite understand the difference between manic depression and bi-polar at first...the dr. said it is the combination of depression and anger...I then began the long journey of running the hamster wheel of meds...I have been a guinea pig since...I have tried all kinds of meds over the years and get sick of the side effects...I am currently in the middle of a disability claim and broke so the newer meds are out of my reach due to cost and unavailability on the reduced cost med lists...I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on alternatives that I might try to alleviate some of the symptoms and the mania...desperately seeking advice....jen
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