This is why therapy is also usually given alongside medication so we can learn to deal with breakthrough symptoms that may come up.
I'm SOO with you, great title falling down the rabbit hole!
Manic is great relatively, but followed by depression and the horribly mixed state as I switch between the two extremes!
I have found my medication has made the mood swings more rapid and worse. I'm finding great relief with a mood stabiliser and reduced effexor.
It so feels impossible to climb out, and you sort of think why bother, I'll only fall in again. But it will end, and there will be a bit of sunshine for a while..