I'm a recovering Bipolar too, and have been on every med know to man. Yes they can flatten your mood, not to mention make a mess of your sex life (what sex life?). Some have given me tremors and uncontrollable movements of my face.
Manic phases are fun, but they are when I did the most damage to myself and others. Tempting as it is, I don't want to go back there. Sounds like were on the same meds now. Do what you think is best. I'll stick with mine and live in the real world for a change.
"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "Joni Mitchell