Did they ever stop your meds? After taking ap for that long you will likely get psychosis if you stop as your brain made more dopamine receptors. We stopped my meds after a couple of weeks of taking them so my diagnosis was changed to schizophrenia because I had another psychosis within 6 months of the first one.
It’s usually about taking the lowest dose possible to alleviate side effects but control your symptoms.
You need to buy into the process and be involved. You need to be honest and a good shrink will have an idea how your travelling simply from conversation. It’s not easy and there’s really an art to it but if your multi episodic it’s usually meds for life.
If your still getting symptoms then that is something you need to stay on meds for.
Well in my case I was mostly on the same dose throughout… but as I was on such a low dose I have tried to come off meds twice before with the help of my pdoc (each time I had to go back on because I’d get anxious or mood swings)… the first time I did it I was on them for 5 years without other symptoms …
I’m currently off my meds again and its been 10 years since psychosis … wish they did not mess with my meds or at least monitored the situation… i am waiting to hear from a pdoc to put me on a anti depressant at least