to take rx on time

Bertel Jackson
By Bertel Jackson Latest Reply 2008-06-12 03:47:36 -0500
Started 2008-06-11 08:54:42 -0500

It's hard really to remember to take meds twice. doubly hard to stick me. I do it but not as often as I'm suppose. " NEED A BELL" Oh yeah I just recently found out I have typeII controlling by pills so far. Taking metformin. What sent me to the doctor was the night sweats and urgency to washroom aspecially at night.

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taz202020 2008-06-11 17:58:20 -0500 Report

I bought 2 pill containers for 7 days a week. I fill the containers with my medication for the a.m. and the other one for the p.m. medications (I mark each container for morning and evening). I take other medications so this helps me remember to take them as well. When I take one of the meds for the a.m. I put the container in my drawer and get the p.m. container out. I put it next to the sink for the evening dose. When getting used to this schedule I posted a note on my mirror, right at eye level so it's the first thing I'd see when I got up. I would also put a note on my front door to remind me as well. Hope this isn't confusing for you. You should make a system that works for you. This is just a suggestion.
Good luck,

Ginetteb 2008-06-12 03:47:36 -0500 Report

I do the same thing. I have a 7-day container for the AM and one for bedtime. The one in the AM I put with my insulin and glucose meter. The one for bedtime in on my night stand.

GabbyPA 2008-06-11 11:53:29 -0500 Report

I don't take meds, but I take supplements and I don't allow anything to touch my lips until I have tested my blood and taken my supplements. Sometimes I do the "taste test habit" thing while I cook, so I know I have to wait until I do my routine. If you can make it the same time everyday, or the same trigger event, then you can find a routine to help. You don't forget to make it part of your mealtime routine. I tried doing things different ways until I found a way to be consistant. I am also not a very "private" person, so I don't care where I have to do my testing (though I do try to be descrete) I am taking care of myself this way and if it will prevent me from visting the ER, then I am all for it!

LeighG 2008-06-11 15:58:44 -0500 Report

i so agree get yourself a routine it really helps.i take meds with my meals not to say i have forgot but remeber into eating .but once your used to it it works.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2008-06-11 11:38:56 -0500 Report

I ran across this product the other day

it offers just what you're asking for—a bell to remind you.

Also, I think Aaron posted a website that will email a reminder to you at specific times each day. But I can't seem to find the post I'm thinking of. I'll see if I can get Aaron to remind us what that site was.

And a note about Tags. The function of tags is to help all of us find topics that we'll be interested in. For instance, you could enter a tag on this discussion of "medication reminders" and then others who start discussions on the same topic could tag theirs as well. Then when you click on the tag, you'll get all the discussions that are tagged "medication reminders." I hope that helps.


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