I have the 7 day am/pm pill holder which doesn't work for me to remember to take my meds. I use the alarm on my cell phone to go off at 7pm everynight and that has worked to get me to take them.
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I used to take meds in the AM but discovered that I'm not awake enough to remember whether or not I actually took them. Now I use a 7 day pill container - I know that Day 1 is Monday, so I know at a glance if I took them or not (assuming I remember to fill it- I didn't last night)
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My routine is fairly simple. first thing when awakening, last thing when I go to bed. I also take my insulin at bed time as well, but that is kept in the refrigerator not in the bathroom with the rest of the schtuff.
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I have 2 containers, 1 for am and 1 for pm. am for vitamins and pm for have to have them. I set them next to my bathroom sink. I brush my teeth and take the meds. The one I have a problem with is the 1 x per month I have to take on an empty stomach so I set it next to the coffee and take it while the coffee is dripping. If I remember to put it out.
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I take meds in the morning and evening. I bought 2 one week containers that slide together so have 14 total containers. I marked 7 containers with a pen to use for the meds in the evening and the unmarked 7 to use in morning. Each container is marked with the day of the week so two containers for Monday, 2 for Tuesday, etc. I keep them connected for the week and remove at night only the 2 containers for the next day. I can tell at a glance if I took my pills by whether the pills are still there. I put the empty containers back at the end of the week before bed and get the next 2 from the front and put on my desk. This way I always know what day it is and whether I have taken all my meds for that day. If I had to take meds more often I could get another week or 2 and add to what I am already doing.
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I have two weekly Monday thru Sunday pill boxes One for morning One for evening I keep on my dresser - I know what I took and what I missed This way I do not overdose or under dose - Your night stand would work just as well -
Have a dry erase board at the door you exit your home. Write down, "Take Medication." That way you see it before you leave for work. About the taking your night meds during the day, a medicine box listed by day and for morning, noon, dinner, and night. They may cost a little more. But when you're on a life saving medicine it's worth it.
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How do you remember to take your meds...before you get to work and discover that not only did you NOT take them, but now you can't? Also, for some reason I keep taking my night meds in the a.m. even though my tray has yellow lids for day and blue for night!! I can't figure out how I could even do something that stupid in the first place. I know it's not my mind going..at least that's what they tell me. Any suggestions?
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