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Brookevc

760d

how do you remember to take medication? i have alarms but i always end up ignoring them at some point because i’m out, or i’m too tired to get all the meds out.

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    • Brookevc

      756d

      update on this: i just put my medication and all my makeup in the same box. i wear makeup every day so then being together should help!!!

    • Brookevc

      756d

      update on this: i just put my medication and all my makeup in the same box. i wear makeup every day so then being together should help!!!

    • Reanna

      760d

      i use a weekly pill organizer and i just got into the habit of doing it at the same time every day, right after eating and right before showering. i’d try some kind of incentive for taking them until it just becomes habit/routine. or if you have anyone who can hold you responsible for taking them can be helpful as well. make it simple for yourself, have them nearby you. i think it’s helpful too to celebrate yourself taking them, even if it’s just telling yourself you’re proud of you !

    • raspberries

      760d

      I have a tiny pill case that's about an inch long that i keep in my pocket at all times. I can't exactly say "I'm too lazy to get it" if it's right in my pocket. That, in combination with alarms, helps me a lot

    • Snowy

      760d

      Any kind of routine you can get in is helpful. I find I forget to take mine all the time if I don't have a solid routine for WHEN to take them

    • Meek84

      760d

      I use a pill organizer that is on my night stand so every morning & night I can take my meds & also my phone alarm is set to go off in the morning daily

    • fun

      760d

      i have a week-long pill planner so i always know when i took my meds for the day and it’s really convenient for having my doses all together. i used to always turn my alarm off and think “i’ll get to this in a second” then COMPLETELY forget but now i have a few alarms in 5 minute intervals that go off at a time that i know i can take my meds (9 pm for me) so my alarm goes off at 9 and 9:05 (as my “you forgot”) and then a 9:10 is like “seriously get off your butt and take them” and that works for me!

    • Vichelle

      760d

      If you live with someone that’s responsible, I would suggest getting them to be in charge of your meds. My husband wakes me up before he goes to work to give me my meds and reminds me to take them at dinner as well. He even fills up my meds in a daily container so I don’t have to worry about missing any.

    • pink_o_11

      760d

      Do you have a favorite daily thing or snack that you can incentivize taking them with? Or leaving them in the bathroom where you know you’ll be so they are right in front of you to take them?

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

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