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01-20-2012, 02:23 PM
How do ya'll remember to take your pill(s)?
I have a daily pill case that I put all my pills in right when I wake up and I have it sitting right next to my water glass that I drink out of all.day.long yet I still have a hard time remembering to take my pills. I have to space them out and it's getting to where I have to set my alarm for 11pm so I can get up and take my last set of pills.
Part of the problem is I am on 15 different pills plus a shot daily. A few of them will drop off within the next 2-3 weeks (5 of them) but I'll still be taking quite a bit that need to be spaced out. I need to be better about taking them during the day while I'm eating/awake rather than taking them on an empty stomach at night.
01-20-2012, 02:31 PM
sorry no advice for you hun, I am horrible about pills !
01-20-2012, 03:09 PM
I put them right where i could see them nd take them every morning!!
01-20-2012, 03:15 PM
I make myself remember. Or I'm miserable and I remember.
Morning is usually nothing unless I foresee a horrible day ahead. If so I take a zantac and a zofran.
Night time I take my daily vitamin, 1/2 unisom, 100mg of B6 and another zantac if needed.
Sometimes I need to take tylenol like I did last night.
01-20-2012, 03:21 PM
My morning pill is on my bedstand with water ready to go. I do not get out of bed to take that one. My other ones have to be taken with food and since I set the table, I put the pills by the plates so that I remember to take them out for dinner. Sometimes I still forget to take them with dinner but then I get a reminder when I put the pill bottles away clearing the table.
My DH sets reminders on his cell phone.
01-20-2012, 03:24 PM
I would just set a timer just like you do when you have to take them at 11 pm. When you take your first set, just set a timer for how ever long until your next set. With so many to take at regular intervals, I'd just do that. When I was taking a ton of pills, I took some with each meal and that helped me remember.
01-20-2012, 04:21 PM
If I had to take pills throughout the day, I'd set a reminder on my phone. I only take my vitamins, and I do it every morning with breakfast. I keep them in the cabinet where the coffee cups are so I just remember. :dunno: I continued taking them even after I delivered DS, so it's just a habit.
01-20-2012, 05:07 PM
I need a new phone....this dumb old thing only lets me set one alarm, so I have to keep re-setting. My phone before this I could have 3 different alarms that went off each day, which would be perfect. I end up getting annoyed with constantly having to re-set the alarm 3-4 times a day so I gave up trying to use my phone to remind me.
I'm waiting for the iphone to come in, it's out of stock right now so hopefully once that comes in I can figure out a better way to remind myself.
01-20-2012, 06:48 PM
Yeah, if you end up with some sort of smart phone, I'm sure you'll be able to find an app for that. :laugh:
01-21-2012, 08:04 AM
I have a reminder on my phone that rings every single day at a certain time. I still forget :)
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