It seems to be a natural phenomenon that absence makes the heart grow fonder, so over time we tend to glorify the good and downplay the bad. I've been taking meds for 34 years and have never stopped taking them.
A tool that has helped me over the years is taking notes. I write down how I was thinking, feeling and behaving just prior to being put on meds. The notes are placed on my refrigerator, so I see them everyday.