I’ve been on meds for this for over 5 years and my life has become such a happier place. Sometimes I wonder if I even need the meds anymore. But occasionally I forget to take them. Within two hours (yes, that fast) I get this almost metallic taste in my mouth and I can feel my mood beginning to swing with increasing violence. On a good day I’m the happiest person alive. On a bad day the world becomes a dark, grim place full of failure and fear. The moment I realize what’s happening I run and take my meds. Luckily I rarely forget. Just often enough to remind me that I need them, they work and they are worth it.