Personally, she's your psych so honestly she needs to hear you out. I would literally say to her what you just said "I grasp that you would like to add an antipsychotic but I am very uncomfortable with antipsychotics and in general they make me very uneasy because I had a really bad experience. Can we possibly move in a different direction than an antipsychotic because that is something I am not okay with and am bottom line uncomfortable doing with, let's look at other possibilities" I've had similar experiences with my psychiatrist where I needed to speak up, and genuinely if you tell them and express your feelings they will work with you on what you want. I too refuse to be on any antipsychotic for bad experiences as well along with any medication with possible weight gain side effect, so I understand! And personally just express how you feel in the calmest way possible
Hi. I'm on 4 meds per day. It's known as a med cocktail. Because bipolar is a chemical imbalance a lot of people need more than one med.
It's a trail and error. Or sometimes you may have to switch meds because of a med burn out.