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bee555

917d

i struggle with taking my medications on a regular basis due to trauma from overdoses, and bad memory/fatigue issues. any ideas for motivation/how to get myself in the habit of taking my meds?

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    • RxtPxnk

      917d

      if you just need help remembering, and your a cat person, get a cat and give them a treat right before you take them every day, at the exact same time you may forget but the cat will not

    • catlover_

      915d

      I have an alarm on my watch and my phone when it’s time for meds.

    • DaniBear

      916d

      i have a kidney transplant so i must take my medications every single day twice a day at the same time no matter what. i cannot miss a dose for chance of rejection. what works best for me is a pill organizer so i know if i have taken them, and i use reminders on my phone set for a certain time everyday. at first someone who can hold you accountable also works. my room mate would always make sure we both took our meds!

    • Ares4

      916d

      I’m sure you might already have one but one of those cheap plastic day of the week pill holders helps me a lot.

    • APK

      917d

      If you have an Alexa echo set up reminders.

    • RxtPxnk

      917d

      forgot to add take like, a chewable Flintstones vitamin or even just a fruit snack with them because itll associate them in your brain in with a treat at that time y'know what i mean

    • RxtPxnk

      917d

      if you just need help remembering, and your a cat person, get a cat and give them a treat right before you take them every day, at the exact same time you may forget but the cat will not

    • NicoleGene

      917d

      So I swear this isn’t a sales pitch but I struggled a lot too. My husband, who is my biggest supporter, bought me a machine called Hero. Not only does it remind me to take my meds, it also keeps them secure, which is good for me because I have suicidal ideation so having meds accessible is very bad for me. The hero machine keeps them locked up and dispenses them when you schedule it. You can set everything up from the app. For us the nicest thing is my husband can download the app as well and he can track and make sure I’ve taken my meds, haven’t missed any doses, and we can even loop in my doctor. I’m in the midst of a medwash right now so I’m not using it currently but before, it would go off at 8 every morning, emitting a loud notification noise to remind me because I’m horrible about taking them and remembering. Then at night it goes off again for my nighttime meds. I’m also able to dispense meds like my klonopin or Valium if I’m on those upon request. It’s a bit pricey but for us, probably more so for my husband, it’s been a lifesaver. With my bipolar I have a tendency to take myself off my meds trying to trigger mania because I’m happier when I’m manic, but he gets notifications through the app for any missed doses, so he knows if I’m doing that. I would recommend looking into it if you struggle.

☝ 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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