Missed Pill

Mom and boys
By Mom and boys Latest Reply 2009-07-05 17:10:45 -0500
Started 2009-06-18 09:57:26 -0500

Every once in a while I will forget to take my evening pill. Usually I remember when I go to take my evening blood sugar. My question is if I am in a normal range (less than 120) with out the pill should I skip it? My guess is no. Any advice?


20 replies

Leigh Marsden
Leigh Marsden 2009-06-27 15:47:03 -0500 Report

usually if it is close to the time to take your next dose then the doc will say to skip the dose. If you have alot of time before your next dose take it… the best advice is for you to make a note of questions to take with you to your next appt.
Take care, Your friend Leigh

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-03 12:49:32 -0500 Report

Have you accepted the fact that you NEED these meds? Are you subconsciously in denial and do NOT really wanting to bother with them, run the risk, rather like playing Russian roulet? The reason I ask is that was one of my problems, if I ignored it it would go away—-it didn't! Sometimes I get SOOOO TIRED, I just do NOT want to be bothered—-maybe thinking it really doesn't matter! In my case, mine isn't too difficult to manage, BUT if I skip one pill (am lucky and just take one -Metformin 750 a day) it will jump 50 to 60 points, and puts me about 160 to 190—-HIGHER THAN MY DR AND I WANT! So, over and over, I am finding that skipping even just ONE pill a day, puts me in a higher bracket than what I want. Hope this helps, it gets so tiring to have to constantly THINK of PILLS, especially when your children are young and there are so many "legal" distractions! Best Wishes, and I will try too—-Hugs, Pat Roth

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-07-05 17:06:46 -0500 Report

OUCH!!!

Pat … good chance you hit the nail on the head. While I have been eating correctly I have found that I has started cheating more. As summer is in full force and my legal distraction… distract me…

This morning I woke up bloated and my BS was high (yesterday I had a whole lot of fun). So I took a walk and I am going to have to get serious again!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-05 17:10:45 -0500 Report

Walking, that is GREAT! I will try too and to KNOW that I am not alone, sure does help!! Your friend, Pat Roth

cakeybakes
cakeybakes 2009-06-19 22:38:18 -0500 Report

Have you thought about setting your watch alarm, or your cell phone (I don't have a cell phone, so I go with the old-fashioned watch thing)?

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-06-20 00:41:58 -0500 Report

Too funny … I don't wear a watch I use my cell phone. But have yet to figure out all the gadgets, buttons and etc.

You would think that when I set the table at night I would jsut automaticaly set - plate, glass, flatwear & meds. NOT…forgot again tonight! We had a wonderful meal - Tuna, aspergas & salad - and no kids !!!!! 3 hrs. later - I forgot @ 2hrs. because of picking up kids, dealing with their issues - I was at 79 so I took my meds and had a dt. coke float. Don't feel guilty just happy that I felt ok to cheat!

lipsie
lipsie 2009-06-19 05:37:58 -0500 Report

Awww! That is great that your kids are learning the right eating habits from you! I am not always on time with my meds and it really don't do much difference. But what I do is with my pill case I stick it in a plastic kitchen baggy and carry that in my bag/purse when leaving no matter what cause you never know when you'll get tied up. And I take pills four times a days sooo. Something to think about. Do you carry a bag or purse??? Maybe you could make that a habit? So when you are out you can take the pill as you think of it…the right time or close. Good luck!!! *Hugs* Sheila

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-06-20 00:35:41 -0500 Report

I have a little pill case on my key chain. I keep a couple of of my diabetic pills, migrain pills and advil. The problem is…just remembering. Don't they say them mind is the first to go :)

Charish
Charish 2009-06-18 22:55:57 -0500 Report

Perhaps you can come up with a way to remind you of your dosages whether it be in the day time or at night. Maybe something like one of those little pill counters (box) and place it where you know you will see it to remind you to take your meds.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-06-19 00:15:19 -0500 Report

I do the pill box. My biggest problem is just evenings are busy. Kids are young and we have a lot of activiteis going on expecially this time of the year (summer). During June the kids swim from 5-7 which messes me up, tonight was a swim meet 5-11:30 commitment. We have had issues earlier in the summer with food and eating at the meet but tonight everything went like clock work! Sometimes life is good.

I had actually sent my 11 year old up to the deli to order my dinner. When I walked up he had ordered … hotdog-no, hamburger-no, ceazser salad with chicken - YES!!!! He is learning to make the right choices for MOM!

cyncyn
cyncyn 2009-06-19 06:52:54 -0500 Report

This must of made you "proud"! You are doing such a great job! When our children can make the right decisions, without us, we are doing something right! They are the next generation, and maybe with them, some things can change, to the good!
I can remember the hectic schedule with mine. I was lucky to remember, which way to go, let alone taking meds. Good luck with your meds.
HUGS,
Cyndi

Charish
Charish 2009-06-19 09:55:48 -0500 Report

Like Cyndi I know this made you proud and I understand all to well about schedules that can change your normal routine. Just keep trying with those meds and your schedules okay.

Hugs and Kisses

Teresa

mamaoak
mamaoak 2009-06-18 19:17:52 -0500 Report

i have missed some times did not make any difference with me i did not notice that i had missed untell it came all most time to renue my 90 day supply. and i had two day supply left.

kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-06-18 10:32:05 -0500 Report

It depends on the medication plus other factors. Some you can take a little late, some you should skip until the next dose.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-06-18 11:43:44 -0500 Report

Guess I really need to ask about it. The one time I did not take it I did have problems the next day. Last night I took it late, had a snack and was fine this AM! Just one more thing on the list to wonder about :)

kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-06-18 11:48:05 -0500 Report

What medication was it?

kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-06-18 13:08:08 -0500 Report

That's one of the ones you have to be careful about. Because of the way it works, if you break your normal routine it's very possible to go dangerously low, especially true overnight when you are unaware of things and not eating.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-06-19 00:32:18 -0500 Report

Iquestioned the Dr. as to why he gave me this specific drug, I was concerned because of weight gain and he want me to loose weight (although it was too much weight). His answer was that it is less harmful on the kidneys and with kidney issues in my family history it seems the best choice.

I tend to be a little bit of a control freak which is ok. I understand that I have to check my BS and have a night and snack before bed, which I am fine with. I am actually eating 6 times a day and it is working. My last hba1c was 5.8 (exactly where I plan on it staying).

Ladyhawk317
Ladyhawk317 2009-06-27 21:40:54 -0500 Report

I used to take the same medication as well as insulin and I had a lot of problems with low sugar during the night. I had paramedics called several times. Last time my sugar went down to 20. Doctor finally took me off and I am on Lantus insulin alone. I am in much better control. Be careful!

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