I've written this 20 different ways, and I know up-front it's a pretty impossible answer - so I'll just do my best. We're going through medication adjustments since the bipolar moods have definitely come back out again - and I don't know what's the extent of what the medications should do. We've caught the cycling early this time; and the difference in 150 to 200mg a day of Lamictal is amazing; but it's still not as good as it was before. So, the question tomorrow that psychiatrist will be asking me is do I think it's enough; or should we adjust the medications more. Which one - Geodon or Lamictal? What I don't know is how much more the medications should be adjusted or how much it can actually do? Can they do more than just stop the explosions and raging? Can you describe what to look for or what you saw/see? Even "stable and doing well", difficult child appears to work so very, very hard at everything. Sometimes it seems like it's just too hard and I'm missing something; but I don't understand how to describe it or even what to expect. Any insights would be greatly appreciated.