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audreymarie

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I've really been struggling the past year or so with consistently taking my medication. It's not that I forget I'm honestly just too lazy. I have up to 5 different pills to take a day so I got a daily pill dispenser and set alarms, but I just ignore them. Does anyone else have this problem? I truly can't fathom how people can just take their meds everyday so easily.

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    • PinkPupButt

      903d

      definitely look into having a person remind you daily, it can be a parent or partner but having someone hold you accountable for taking them can really help! maybe even set up a reward system for yourself, like take your meds everyday for week and go out to eat, take your meds everyday for a month and buy yourself something you wouldn't buy other wise, etc. I struggled with this too myself but was able to rely on alarms and reminders from my dad only. now it's become a habit, a pattern and I enjoy patterns to a certain degree. experiment and find what works for you!

    • Fable

      903d

      I fell into the routine of taking pills easily. My partner on the other hand has difficulties because he just doesn't want to sometimes. But I'm trying to help make the habit by having him take his vitamins when I take my sleeping medication. Sometimes someone else doing it with you can help.

    • KaeBae

      903d

      I have no idea what youre going through, but I know for me I was only consistent because I was struggling so much and I just wanted to feel better, and meds really did help me when I needed them. Is it possible that you need to reassess whether you need all those meds or if you should be taking something else because they're not doing enough? When I still didnt feel my best I talked to my doc about upping dosages, changing meds, things like that. It wouldnt hurt to have that talk so they can help because its no point being prescribed meds that youre not taking consistently.

    • PinkPupButt

      903d

      definitely look into having a person remind you daily, it can be a parent or partner but having someone hold you accountable for taking them can really help! maybe even set up a reward system for yourself, like take your meds everyday for week and go out to eat, take your meds everyday for a month and buy yourself something you wouldn't buy other wise, etc. I struggled with this too myself but was able to rely on alarms and reminders from my dad only. now it's become a habit, a pattern and I enjoy patterns to a certain degree. experiment and find what works for you!

    • MissSerpentine

      903d

      Something that has helped me is that I need to take my pills with food. So in the morning whenever I have breakfast my brain remembers the pills. I definitely forget sometimes, so my bf will remind me. Maybe you could have an accountability partner?

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