Being fully medicated and getting used to it is kind of like being lost in a snow storm.
In a snow storm, you are completely blinded and have no real sense as to what is really going on around you. When you’re fully medicated, you must depend upon others to give you details on how your emotional state is, because you really are blinded by the meds. You no longer have the ability to judge where you are or where you’ve come from.
In a snow storm, you are always encouraged to find high ground and wait until you get your bearings. While medicated, you have to search for the emotional high ground of stability and then look around to judge where you need to be, or if you are already there,
Trusting your instincts is also important in both situations. It is vitally important for you pay attention to yourself and gather precious information from that. You may need a little help in some areas – kind of like a GPS in the blizzard – asking your friends, family, and medical staff to monitor your moods and report any anomalies that may indicate your mood changes.
The bottom line is this: If you find yourself lost, you can find a way out. You just have to be patient and smart. Don’t forget to pack all of the tools in your tool box and ask for help (or a map) whenever you need it. �