Hi all! I'm fairly new to the site. I was a member here many years ago but have come back due to a few issues in my life. I was recently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, type 2, and put on Chlonazepam for three weeks to even my mood out whilst I had blood tests done to confirm I was eligible for Lithium. I start Lithium tomorrow; 400mg once a day. The thing is, I've heard mixed things about them. Some people say they're going to zone me out and turn me into a zombie. Others say I'm going to just plain go crazy on them. And others say they will really help. I know it's difficult to say how a drug will affect someone, as everyone reacts differently to drugs but can anyone tell me anything about this drug? Someone told me it's also highly addictive and usually used as a last-resort drug. Is this true? Any advice would be so appreciated as I am quite nervous about taking them!