Hi, I am new to this board, I have suffered with CFS, FM, and bipolar disorder for several years. I am wondering if there are others who also have CFS and or FM and bipolar. Is there some link between these illnesses? I am having a hard time finding medication that helps - I keep being put on anti seizure drugs but they have awful side effects like rashes and hair falling out- what do others use for this? I am very frustrated with all meds at this point but get horribly sick when trying to go without. I have been on depakote, lithium, lamictal, and right now trileptal which seems to be causing a rash- any input would be greatly valued my doctor just seems to be using me as a guine pig.