I Need a Better Method
March 23, 2017 8:52pm CST
I keep forgetting what time I'm taking my pain pills. I have a general idea, but not specifically. So then, to be safe, I wait too long to take my next dose. i've heard of marking off on the pill bottle the times you take it, but I forgot about doing that, of course. That also means I have to keep a pen handy. Perhaps I should though. I'm driving myself nuts. I'm pretty sure I took my last dose at 2 which means I am definitely able to have more, but.... I'm not completely sure. So to be safe, I'm waiting until 10. Do you have a hard time remembering when to take your meds?
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• Bunbury, Australia
I don't take any. Vince has little plastic containers. There are all sorts of different configurations available. His has found compartments so he has breakfast, lunch, dinner and before bed pills in each one. Something like this might help you too. Or, if you take four a day, put 4 in a cup or container each morning and you might be able to keep track of if you've had them or not.
• Midland, Michigan
Not usually, but I was having the same problem after my surgery. I know of at least two times that I took it too close together. I was going to wait on taking them and then remembered after popping them in my mouth. After that I got out a pill container which I got from my mom. I'm no longer taking many pills, so I'm not using it anymore at present. Even though I divided them up in that container, I still have an envelope where I'd write the time I took the last dose and the time I could safely take the next one. Then, when that time rolled around, if it was past the time, I'd change what I'd written so I'd be prepared for the next round.