Daily Meds and how do you take them

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Kiraz
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 76
   Posted 12/13/2009 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I keep my AM meds in a weekly pill container.
Since in the AM I tend to have more pills to take, It's easier, and I can keep better track of how many I have and when I need to refill prescriptions.

In the PM, I just grab what I need from a bottle.

When I go out, I keep a film canister with aspirin, allergy meds, and prescription meds stockpiled for about 2 days worth, so I can grab it and go, and not worry. I refill it every time I come home from an outing so I know it will always have what I need when I need it.
Diagnosed Bipolar 1995
Successfully Treated now in 2009.
Abilify 5mg 1xam
Topamax 25mg in am, 50mg in pm
Klonopin .25 - .5 mg as needed


red lightening
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 620
   Posted 12/13/2009 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I just take mine out of the bottles in the am...I keep the klonopin on me.

Sounds like you've got a plan that works for you. How well does 5mg of
Abilify work for you? I take 30mg. Jeez I'm taking too much maybe. But I
believe Topamax is also a mood stabilizer like Abilify...right?

O Buddy Boy
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Date Joined Oct 2009
Total Posts : 106
   Posted 12/14/2009 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I keep one of those daily pill container boxes in the night stand and fill it up on Sundays.

Seroquel puts me under at night. Without it I cannot sleep.

Lamictal keeps the depression at bay, and also seems to lift my mood. I'll know by 10:00AM if I got flakey and did not take it that morning.

I also keep a glass of water at bedside so I have no excuse.

OBB

Kiraz
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Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 76
   Posted 12/15/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I just started on the abilify a few weeks back, still on my first bottle, so maybe I am still on too small a dose? But so far it's been working ok.

The topamax is working as a mood stabilize and for my migraines. It also helps stop my appetite, so i'm losing the weight I desperately need to lose, so that helps keep me from going back into a depression.. . mental circles and all.
Diagnosed Bipolar 1995
Successfully Treated now in 2009.
Abilify 5mg 1xam
Topamax 25mg in am, 50mg in pm
Klonopin .25 - .5 mg as needed

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