I just wanted to hear from other people who are diagnosed with BP2 about medications and side effects. Obviously, I'm talking to my doctor about this too. I've been experiencing bouts of depression mixed with hypomania in varying degrees over the past few years. The hypomania manifested itself in stuff like racing thoughts, lack of sleep, recklessness with money & alcohol, and lack of concentration. I was recently diagnosed with BP2 and put on 2mg Abilify once a day. I am also taking Trazodone to help with sleeping and the depression. My doctor and I decided on the Abilify because of the relative lack of side effects and it seems to be an increasingly popular treatment for bipolar. The only side effects I've seen are occasional hand twitching and waking up in the middle of the night - but that's subsided by now. I guess I'm more worried about it not working at all rather than the side effects. Is anyone else taking this medication?