I have a bi-polar sister who goes from crying jags to an intensity that is just as hard to be around. She refuses to admit she has a problem and says the meds make her feel fuzzy. Not a good situation.
Through my experience with my son and a co-worker, I know that different meds work for different people. The tendency is to quit if at first they don’t like the effects. But after not taking meds and figuring out that it’s hard to keep a job and/or marriage both went back to the Doc and found meds that work for them. (Thank goodness)