Accepting That You Have a Mental Illness/Being Med Compliant

I find it hard to come to terms with the fact that I have a mental illness, specifically the Schizoaffective/Bipolar part,  The anxiety/and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder are a given, but the things that happened when I was manic or psychotic seem so unreal now that I’ve been stable for some time..  I look back at it and it just seems so obscene. Sometimes I wonder if what happened was a singly crazy episode that will never happen again.

I also have a hard time with the idea of being on meds, I always think I should stop them because I feel great and am doing very well in life, but like my doctor and family always say, it’s because of the meds I’m doing so well.  Nobody wants to be reminded that they have a disorder every day and that’s what happens every time I get my meds out,  I am trying to learn to not think about it, just accept it as part of my life and move on.

Have you accepted that you have a mental illness?  Do you have any issues taking meds?  Feel free to share if you would like to in the comments/

1 thought on “Accepting That You Have a Mental Illness/Being Med Compliant

  1. It is hard to take your meds. I actually JUST came across a quote from a book about Bipolar that really put it in perspective for me.

    “Do you wear glasses? Do you sometimes go off wearing glasses for a month to see if your eyesight has fixed itself? Why note? Why is it easy to accept that your farsightedness is real and permanent, but hard to accept Bipolar disorder? Can taking medication become as normal and acceptable to you as you wearing your glasses?” – Welcome to the Jungle by Hilary Smith

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