No you definitely need to stay on medication. It just might not be working as well as before. What medication are you on now? There are a wide variety of options as regards mood stabilizers. Speak to your psychiatrist about this.
yes seek your professionals for advice.
talk to close friends, surport net work.
Hmm. I guess I wasn't clear in my message. I don't want to stop my meds. I believe that they are not working as well.
The lithium, in order for it to really work, it seems that I need to be on a dosage that is toxic. If it's not one thing, it's another.....
What I really need to know is if the downward spiral is inevitable?
No its not. When lithium stopped working for me Lamictal was of great help. We have the other known mood stabilizers listed on the links page but Lamictal if you haven't tried it was great for me for rapid cycling. You could ask your psychiatrist about that.