Hello everyone. This is my first post here. I'm looking for some insight as far as what is normal when starting a new med. To avoid a terribly long story, I will say that I believe I'm being treated for bipolar 2. I have never experienced this before hence my confusion about the diagnosis. Psychiatrist has me on 150 MG Wellbutrin xl, 10mg Abilify, and 25mg Lamictal. I have been on the Wellbutrin and Abilify for 2 weeks. Just started the Lamictal yesterday. I'm feeling like complete garbage. My first 2 weeks on the combo were okay, just extremely tired. Now this week i am experiencing EVERY side effect in the book and is almost debilitating. Are you really supposed to feel like you are on your deathbed until your body adjusts to the medication? Why were the first 2 weeks okay? Is it because I added the Lamictal? Any experience anyone may have with these medications would be helpful. I should add that I had an awful experience with Zoloft and Celexa. I desperately need to be able to take medication for this as I currently have no quality of life but I want to give up on the medicine

Sorry for the novel.