I had PPP in February of this year with no previous history of mental illness. It has been eight months and I was finally diagnosed with bipolar 1 due to my manic episode with PPP followed by months of anxiety and depression. Initially I was on zyprexa to treat the psychosis which worked great. I slowly became depressed and had bouts of insomnia so I was placed on Zoloft, lamictal and would take zyprexa occasionally to sleep. Now with my new diagnosis of BP my psychiatrist wants me to start taking lithium or abilify and I am terrified of both. The side effects are very scary. I feel like my anxiety and depression are getting better, I just have trouble sleeping but a tiny dose of zyprexa helps! What are you ladies currently taking? Any advice on what I should do? Thanks for your help!