If you still think robots are controlling you after three weeks, your meds aren't working. I think this may be the biggest issue with people who won't take their meds - paranoia. And the best way to control paranoia is to inform yourself.
I've never had an issue with taking my mood stabilizer, because I don't like having melt downs in the middle of the campus quad, and I love being independent and strong and functional, I have SERIOUS issues with being dependent or trapped in any way, so I want very much to be well.
I only experience hypomania, but that's enough that I could make some impulsive decisions that could fuck up my life - I could end up in jail, or just form an excessive pattern of poor decision making based on impulses.
I don't know if it's more difficult for people who have paranoid symptoms, but there seems to be some correlation with people not taking their meds, and imagining that it's doing something awful to them...which always strikes me as very odd if the person is "self-medicating" with dangerous street drugs.
the robots are in my prescription meds not in the other stuff