I know that many members here are BiPolar (BP), and I have some questions that you may be able to answer for me. I also posted this on an adult BiPolar (BP) support board I use, but many times I get just as good answers here. husband is having a hard time with medications. He developed tardive dyskinesia, and any time we get an ap up high enough in dose where the effects are really positive, the tardive gets worse and we have to drop the dose. I am getting discouraged, and I know he is too. I really do not know how he can keep trying medications when he has had such bad side effects. I would have given up long ago. When finding your medication cocktail, when you come across the right one does it get rid of all your symptoms? Do you just go for the one that get rid of the most symptoms with the least side effects? How did you know you had the right one? How long did it take to find it? Thanks. Some of these may seem obvious and I do think I know the answers, but I want to try to understand, to know what to expect. Really, right now husband is my difficult child as the young difficult child has been doing really well. Better than easy child. Good thing, if they both needed me badly at the same time it would be very hard.