I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and severe anxiety years ago and was treated with everything from depakote to klonopin and on and on and on. Those days on those meds are gone and my bipolar recently started getting worse. DP and panic attacks came on much harsher than normal. Anyway, I went to the my Psych Today and he prescribed lithium for me. Now, I have been dealing with this problem since the late 70's and no one has ever given me lithium. I guess because they thought I was mainly having major panic attacks and some depression and that seemed like the likely culprit. Anyway, it's day 1 now on lithium and I feel wonderful! I don't feel high or anything. And I know it normally takes a while for lithium to start working but my question is this: has anyone taken lithium and felt like they were absolutely cured? I mean I can't believe it. I have been so miserable for so many years that I am blown away. I was on my way home from work tonight and I swear, every light in the city was more colorful than I've ever seen before. I know your thinking "wow, this guy has lost it" but honestly, I just feel normal as all get out. My vision even seems more clear. Especially at night, which has always been a problem for me. I am so relieved it's unreal. Now, I have been on lamictal, depakote, klonopin, Xanax, and other meds over the years(not all at the same time) and nothing comes close to the way this is working. I hope it's not a fluke and I wake up tomorrow feeling horrible again. Maybe I'm just imagining all this? Anyway, if anyone can relate let me know. Thanks!