Remembering To Take Meds

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pahiatua
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   Posted 2/11/2007 9:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey,
 
Just wondering if anyone could tell me any ways to remember to take my meds....cos I often forget! nono

Gemsi
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   Posted 2/12/2007 5:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Best way for me, is to bribe myself. I set out my tablets for the week, in one of those tablet box things. I got mine for a pound, from a pound shop. :-)
If I don't have all of my tablets one day, then the next morning, my boyfriend hides the coffee. I'm allowed the coffee back the next day though, as long as I remember all my meds. It works for me, as I have an addiction to coffee, and have to have one at least once a day. darn hospitals fault, getting me addicted to caffiene tongue
Make sure you take them the same time everyday. It helps to remind you. Maybe even set an alarm on your phone.

I still have lots of problems with my tablets, but most of them are when I get badley depressed or am feeling really sick.

The only way to really remember creon, is to remember what your belly gets like if you don't have them. Creon is the only med that I don't have a problem remembering, purely for this reason scool


It's true!: Smile and the whole world smiles with you. Frown and the world turns upside down.
 Diagnosed with: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild liver cirrohsis, mild osteopenia. Waiting for final diagnosis on Muscular Dystrophy type symptoms.
 Allergies: Any dressing except Mepilex border. Even plasters make my skin blister. Hayfever, Tazocin, Tobromycin, Ibruprofen, Asprin, Codeine, Mirtazapine.
I have a pretty little port-a-cath on left side of chest wall

Post Edited (Darkies Gem) : 2/12/2007 5:45:16 AM (GMT-7)


pahiatua
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   Posted 2/12/2007 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Darkies Gem,

The only med that I'm on at the moment is Creon (lucky me, but i just got off 7 months of about 6 antibiotics yeah ) But now I seem to have an annoying cough so it's back onto antibiotics again if I don't want to end up in hospital (as much as the staff love me, and i like them I just can't afford it right now cos of school). Unlucky for me but I happen to NOT be addicted to caffine, I also lost all of my little tablet things where it would slide out and it would fit in your pocket. But they don't make them anymore, mad . Well I have to go and do some german homework, boooooooo.

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pahiatua
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   Posted 2/12/2007 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   

Everyone put your thoughts down!

 


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Gemsi
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   Posted 2/13/2007 3:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Oppps, I didn't mean to bribe yourself with caffiene that came out wrong. I meant to maybe bribe yourself with something you really really like, and couldn't get sick of, or something you couldn't live without, like haribo for example.

Lucky you only needing to take creon. I'm on soooo many tablets, I have to split them into 2 different dosage bits on my tablet planner, as they won't fit in one.

Do you get your creon in little pots still, or do you get the blister packs?
I always find the pots handiest, as they fit in your pocket, and are easy to conceal when taking them.

I suppose another reason I've never had a problem telling people about my CF, is because when I was younger, I used to have all my creon split into yoghurts at dinner time. Right up until secondary school. My mates used to help me split them, it became a game. No one ever made fun or anything, and I did it every dinner in the middle of the dining hall. Eveyone knew about my CF and knew the main things about it. Things got harder at secondary school, as dinner ladies using to make such a scene if they saw me taking my meds. But I learnt to ignore them.

One thing I do suggest, is maybe getting a few small containers maybe like trinket boxes or something, which are easy to conceal. Make sure there clean obviously. Put maybe your morning dose of meds in one, including your creon. Then do the same with your other doses, each dose in a different box. Somehow write on them or something, to signify which is which. That way, allyou need to do, is keep them in your school bag. In lessons as your putting your books away, then pop the box with the next dose you need into your pocket. Then jsut take them out at the required time. That way, noone see's your meds. And you have one set dosethere readyjust totip into your hand and take them., which will be quick and easy.
It's true!: Smile and the whole world smiles with you. Frown and the world turns upside down.
 Diagnosed with: Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild liver cirrohsis, mild osteopenia. Waiting for final diagnosis on Muscular Dystrophy type symptoms.
 Allergies: Any dressing except Mepilex border. Even plasters make my skin blister. Hayfever, Tazocin, Tobromycin, Ibruprofen, Asprin, Codeine, Mirtazapine.
I have a pretty little port-a-cath on left side of chest wall


pahiatua
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   Posted 2/13/2007 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Darkies Gem,
 
Thanks for the great ideas, i might just do that! Mmmmm, my creon comes in bottles of about 100? so they don't find into my pocket, but i used to have this little slide thing that fitted 20 and that was great but because I was young I lost them and havn't been able to find anymore! Well this post has to be short because I'm in german doing a project.
 
 
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pahiatua
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   Posted 2/13/2007 6:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,

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pahiatua
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   Posted 2/13/2007 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
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icsgeo64
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   Posted 3/1/2007 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I always remember to take my medicine because I just made it a routine to take them before I eat.............Laura
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