Thank you so much Erika. I’m going through this right now!! Stopped lithium and added an antidepressant and Abilify. I’m over the moon manic right now and not sleeping. Abilify is a mood stabilizer, it’s supposed to stop mania. I’m at 2 mg which is a low dose, I guess lose doses can activate while higher doses stabilize. Sigh…I’ve been on the med roller coaster for years. My theory is that after so long my brain decides nope, not playing nice with these chemicals anymore, gimme new ones.
I understand the struggle my friend and it makes it so much easier when people like you share your experiences. Thank you <3