This picture represents my morning cocktail mixture. So this is half of my daily medications. My night-time mixture is about the same amount of pills. It seems crazy to me that I have to take so many meds, but they all have their purpose. This mixture is tweaked now and then with changes in my symptoms. I have come to realize that this daily routine is a necessity.
It took me a long time to accept the fact that I have a mental illness that requires this amount of commitment on a daily basis to keep under control. Some days I still have a hard time to believe this, or I get tired of it. That is when my husband gently reminds me that he would rather have me healthy than what the alternative would be. Thank God I have supportive people in my life.
The routine gets easier with time, and I have even started to put an alarm on my phone so I take them around the same time each day. I try to go to bed earlier so I get a good nights rest. I see my counselor every week or two, and life goes on. After twenty years of monitoring my illness, it is just a part of who I am.
God made the ability to have doctors and the medications. I have the ability to be wise and take care of my body, mind, and the soul He gave me.