Because I take my meds.
I know it sounds simple and preachy, but my life was chaos before I started regularly taking my meds. Now, looking back at a five year span without a psychiatric hospitalization, it really strikes me just how many years I wasted being non-compliant.
Am I cured? No, I still have bad times here and there. I still have issues I struggle with but overall my quality of life has skyrocketed.
Do I like taking meds? No, I actually hate it. But I know what life was like without them, and that is considerably worse than the hassle and inconvenience of taking meds.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that if you’re off meds, or on the fence about taking them, just give it a try. I never imagined I’d be this stable this long.