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.
"Stand, in the end you'll still be you,
One that's done all the things you set out to do.
Stand, there's a cross for you to bear,
Things to go through if you're going anywhere."Sly & the Family Stone