I just had a few questions as my wife and I are now about 6 months post and things are going very well and have been for awhile. Once the right medication is found it is true things start to turn around rather quickly. So my advice is continue to push your doctors for changes until that is found. Just my experience. It makes a huge difference. Now my question for everyone...
How long did you stay on medication before coming off of it? It is such a challenge as how does one truly know if this is an onset of a long term illness that requires maintenance medication?
Our doctor believe most instances are bipolar type 1, but since my wife has never had any other mental illness before that after 1 year she should try weaning off all medications. While we do not care either way it does make us nervous given the fact that most research shows you "probably" should stay. We are just looking to hear what others have experienced.
Thank you all!