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   Posted 9/29/2008 8:21 PM (GMT -7)   
If I needed any proof that the malic acid was working...  I forgot to take it for the last 2 days.  Today I was doing some light gardening and feeling VERY unmotivated.  I was feeling better from my flare this morning, but this wasn't sore, it was feeling like I had to move mountains to get anywhere.  After doing a bit and resting in between, I went adn pushed dd on the swings.  Not 5 minutes later, I had to rest.  Only then did I realize I had forgotten my supplements!  So it wasn't psychological, it wasn't placebo, it wan't the weather turning cooler or the kids in school giving me a rest during the day.  I am convinced beyond the shadow of a doubt it was the malic acid now.  What I find really crazy is how I can forget how crappy I can feel when I'm not feeling well.  I find it so easy to disregard what has been going on the last 5 months after a few good days, or how it feels to ache everywhere adn have no energy.  Then when I do get in a flare, I'm always surprised! 
Anyway, how do I stop from forgetting to take my meds?  I have them on the counter (I only take malic acid with meals, calcium in the am, and amitriptyline pm), and I have a post it note on the fridge since my last time forgetting to take my amitrityline.  Any tips?
in the land of Limbo, taking OTC meds (which don't work).  Started at 5mg of amitriptyline.
Waiting for referral to rheumy to get a dx. waiting, waiting, waiting....

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   Posted 9/30/2008 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I useio a pill organizer box, that really helps me.
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   Posted 9/30/2008 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mamanan-
In the morning the first thing I do is get my meds out and on to the counter like you. It has to be in sight for me. Once in a great while I will forget a pill at bedtime.

The pill organizer box sounds like a good idea sheryl-

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   Posted 9/30/2008 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I have my pill organizer box and my malic acid supplements on my coffee table.  I sit in the family room and watch the morning news and eat my breakfast.  After breakfast is prepared I sit down, take my pills from the pill box, and then take two malic acid supplements, and lastly chow down!
After dinner, I take the rest of my meds from the pill box and take the other two malic acid supplements.  I never forget that way.
I'm glad that you do get help and now know it is the malic acid!  I would be in a mess without it.
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   Posted 9/30/2008 5:32 PM (GMT -7)   

I have my vitamins in the coffee cup cupboard and I set them out for the family as I have my first cup of coffee.  I have my Monday thru Friday pill box in my make up bag, so I take am pills while I'm putting on makeup.  My night time sleeping meds are easy to remember, because I need them so much.  I wash my face, brush my teeth and take my PM meds.  I hope that gives you some ideas.


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