2 yrs ago i was having a manic episode. docs diagnosed me as bipolar and put me on lithium. i immediately sunk into my first ever depressive episode. for 2 solid years i was in and out of depression. have now quit lithium (lamictal is in place), and my depression has cleared for the longest time ever. crossing fingers it never comes back. lithium also caused severe tremors and diarrhea for me.
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