How far ahead do you set your pills out for?

United States
September 1, 2007 5:04pm CST
My mom and dad set their pills out a week at a time. I was in the store and saw a pill box for an entire month. Now this particular pill box could only be set up to take pills one time a day. The week ones can be set up to 4 times a day... so on and so forth. How far ahead do you set your pills out for? Do you have a specific order to setting them out? I don't set mine out at all, I just take them day by day.
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• United States
2 Sep 07
I don't take pills but I had to to do eye drops up to 4 times a day.Then it was down to 3 times and so on. I made a chart.It was hard to remember when to do the drops especially when it was down to every other day. If I had to take pills, I would lay them out one week at a time.Woo. Do you think it is your medication that is making it hard to lose weight?Does your pills make you hungry or do you have to take them with food? Eureka, we may have found the reason, now to find the solution. Good Luck and Take care.
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• United States
4 Sep 07
No I don't have to eat with them, most of them are diet and vitamin pills. So I really don't think that that is the deal. Sorry no eureka here..lol
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• United States
4 Sep 07
Bummer. I thought we have solved the mystery. Oh well.
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• United States
5 Sep 07
Didn't you know that that would be too easy?
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
2 Sep 07
I set mine up by the month although I take them twice a day. I just put the entire day in each slot, there are 3 I take in the morning and 2 in the evening, so it is a simple matter to keep track of them. If I happen to need an extra pain pill, I just take it from the bottle...I can take up to 3 a day but usually only need the 2 that are preset. I had to resort to this because I was having trouble remembering if I had taken them...now all I have to do is check the box to see what is missing.
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• United States
4 Sep 07
It does help if you have a problem remembering, I think that is why my mom and dad do it that way.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
1 Sep 07
well i have to admit i am lucky if i remember to take them daily! i dont set them out ahead of time because i dont take that many, but friends of mine and my parents do it weekly.
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• United States
4 Sep 07
I am lucky if I remember too when I am in a hurry, but I usually do because my bottles are out on the counter, where the coffe is!! LOL