I had to refill my seven day pill minder this morning and it occurred to me that I take an awful lot of medications, thirteen to be exact. Four of them for my bipolar and ocd, and five of them to treat the side effects of my medications for bipolar and ocd, then one for allergies, one for acid reflux,one for blood pressure, and one for blood sugar levels. I take these medications at morning, noon, and night. When I stopped to think about this I felt a little depressed, then I consoled myself with thinking how much better my life is now, or at least more tolerable. I no longer feel hopeless, and my depression has eased up. I have two great doctors, and I trust my therapist. I’m still dealing with manic symptoms, but I feel that my psychiatrist and I are close to having significant symptom relief. Still, I can’t help wishing that finding the right medications, and dosages had been easier, and with fewer side effects. I’m bipolar 1, along with being obsessive compulsive, and occasionally suffering from agoraphobia, so finding the right medications was difficult. My OCD symptoms are significantly reduced, along with my depression. It’s the mania, and irritability that is still persistent in plaguing me. I see my psychiatrist later today. I’m hoping for a dosage increase. I forgot to mention one of the worst side effects is psychomotor agitation. It is the worst feeling I’ve ever dealt with.