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loveshespoke

594d

Does anyone have tricks for keeping their meds straight? I put mine into day and night boxes every two weeks so they're ready to go, but then there are my as-needed ones and I always end up with those boxes scattered all over the house. I just organized everything into pretty boxes or gift bags so I at least have something pleasant to look at. Let me know if you've got one better!

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    • WeepingDaisy

      593d

      My insurance recently added a free option to have meds put into pill packs. That has been a lifesaver for me. I forgot so much before. I used to use 2 pill sorters and I'd set an alarm on my phone for my morning and evening pills.

    • Dwight

      593d

      I just have an app that reminds me of my daily medicine and I can put in that I took an as needed medicine as well so I don't take too much of those in a day. As for where I keep them, I just keep them on my night stand :]

    • 0_Shinigami_0

      593d

      I put my as needed things in with my day and nighttime containers. Like, my melatonin is in my nighttime med boxes so I always know there's some in there if I need them

    • Steph1977

      593d

      I half my prescriptions into at home meds and travel meds so I always am around my meds if I have forgotten them

    • fibromylisa

      593d

      I have so many pill boxes and I'm so tired of taking pills for breakfast lunch and dinner I quit its such a time consuming task and I'm done with all the side effects and pills not even working

    • BreezyBaby

      593d

      My as needed meds are in a clutch inside my purse and when I get home I put it by my bed beside my purse. The rest of my meds are in a 4x daily/weekly pill organizer. 💕

    • WeepingDaisy

      593d

      My insurance recently added a free option to have meds put into pill packs. That has been a lifesaver for me. I forgot so much before. I used to use 2 pill sorters and I'd set an alarm on my phone for my morning and evening pills.

    • Soskae

      593d

      I have a little caddy that hangs off my nightstand so I have my meds right next to me when I wake up and go to sleep. My pharmacy has arthritis accessible caps so I have all my meds I take at night with normal child safe caps and all of my morning meds with the easy to remove caps (I don’t have any kids so it’s fine.) that way there is a visual difference and they are easier to open when I’m still half asleep after hitting snooze.

    • Teotl

      593d

      I had a big morning noon evening night week organizer but I replaced it with a morning night one it's much smaller, and I keep the bottles in a crayon/ pencil box

    • justkittenya

      593d

      The link for hero is https://herohealth.com/our-product/

    • justkittenya

      593d

      Look at the Hero pill system. It is how I kept things straight for my mom. I should use it, but I have too many pills. For travel, I’m looking at this one (because I think it’s pretty) and it lets you “pack” a month at a time. [Upgrade] Monthly Pill Organizer 2 Times A Day,One Month Pill Box AM PM,Daily Pill Cases Large 4 Week,Medication Organizer 28 Days Dispenser for Pills,Fish Oils, Vitamin,Supplement(Rainbow)… https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08TBFZQBQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_BJ3R5P2M7JZ7Y87579RK?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

      • LisaD

        593d

        @justkittenya I got a hero but didn’t know you have to pay $30/mo., forever! So I’m sending it back! I’ll just get pill organizers. 😥

    • SpoonieZone

      594d

      I use the AUVON organizer. Has 3 compartments for taking pills 3 times a day, 7 days a week and one compartment to hold all. Fits in your purse. Also has an app that’s free to help with reminders. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B088K5YND8/

    • AuntBeeDoesGames

      594d

      I have dosecast app that reminds me to take my meds as prescribed if I am unable to take them at that moment I let it nag at me until I get the chance to take them because 1 I will forget I took them or wonder if I did or not and that app is only acknowledged when I take them...because brain fog makes me forget...I also have a morning noon night and bed weekly setup and I put the as needed in the spot I don't use...which is noon...at the moment anyway...I like the weekly setup because I can take the whole day container with all my meds with me if I end up going to be out and about during my dosing...anyways dosecast also has the feature to remind me of when to call in the refill but that feature which was free in the beginning of the app release but now it's behind a pay wall for a monthly subscription blah...so I just use my calendar and put in a week before this day I pick it up and add it to a reminder in Google calendar remind you to refill and and get rid of the notification when the job is done...then you can say repeat every month for that med...or you can count out how many pills a day you take of a certain kind...let's say 2x per day 300mg and 600mg at night...ok so I have 300mg pills so I take 4 a day and I get 30 days worth at a time so that's 120 a month minus a week worth 28 is a week worth of pills. Thing about reminders on Google calendar is it's kinda like a To do list that you complete and take it off....you theoretically could use Google calendar to set up reminders to take meds...I personally at this point in time am living out of a backpack so I drag all meds out of the backpack when I need to take them in the morning as I retrieve a pill from each bottle I put the bottle away so I know I took all my meds...just takes some time to duplicate the medicine reminders right click the reminder once it's set up be sure to mark it to be every day of the week...consistency in meds makes a world of difference in all aspects. Routine also. I might add that I have a portable kaboodle I used for awhile to store my meds...I enjoyed it...I really want a locking one...no one steals from me that I know of...this way I can be sure it's a memory laps

    • Amos_P

      594d

      I keep mine in a basket on top of the fridge

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