To me, in my opinion...it sounds like bi-polar. It sounds to me like you're a little in denial too. I was like that too at one time. I always wondered if my "Normal" state would ever come back to me.
I've learned I NEED the medications to keep me at a healthy place. It doesn't sound to me that your doctor is just rushing into things and trying to douse you with meds. Sounds like he is taking things step by step. I would go with the flow and let him and your therapist try to help you.
Olivia said it best..."First, I wanted to point out that there is no normal state, just a sense of being grounded/balanced. Having Bipolar, even on meds still means you might have some up and downs." That is difficult to hear...but in time, as you work with your team you will find it easier to understand and will see that it is true and that you can find a healthy place to be in.
Keep educating yourself, join a support group, keep coming back here for support and be honest with your doctors.
Hope some of this helps.