I think I took 1 too many pills

United States
May 27, 2009 8:08pm CST
Now I know there are people who want to take more than the recommended dose but I promise you that is not me. I suck at keeping track of my dosages and have to take my meds twice a day but I swear sometimes I'll take my meds get distracted for just a second with something else and then look back and wonder, 'did i just take my..' I know now when I've had more than one day of mishaps because I get all zombied out but also have bat eyes if that makes any sense. I take Lithium ER and have taken it for 2 years. I've never messed up so much where I overdosed to the point of needing a hospital but it can mess up your liver and thats why it bothers me. Have you run into this problem?
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
28 May 09
Not really, because I have one of those daily meds container where you can't really mess up things hehehe.. It's true that people should be more aware of what they take, because people have the tendency to overdose. They think that the more vitamins they put in their mouths, the better it is. It isn't so since they're just overworking their liver and our body can just use up limited dosage of meds regardless how many we take in. I'm not a fan of vitamins either. If you don't really need them, why should I take them? Right? You should have one of those medicine coasters with days so that you won't forget if you have taken them or not.
• United States
28 May 09
Thanks you two, I wondered also if others relied on these containers or did it take messing up a lot to do it. I have seen medicine containers in the grocery store and other stores but I think their really bulky and not very nice looking so I think Im going to go online and find something smaller
@TLChimes (4845)
• United States
28 May 09
Get a pill box that's broken down to the days of the week. If you have to take them more then once a day get one broken into times (am/pm) Mine is the second type to split them up. That way I don't forget if I took my pills or not. My memory is shot all to heck so I have to think ahead this way. If all else fails... write down every time you take a pill so you know.