I feel like such an idiot! LOL

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Red_34
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   Posted 1/26/2008 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
So these past several days I've been having stomach pain and increased acid reflux.  I couldn't figure out what the heck was going on because I'm on Prilosec and it usually does a pretty good job of controlling the acid.  So I go to refill my pill organizer and wouldn't you know it??? I forgot to put my Prilosec in the the compartments! The only reason I knew I forgot was because I looked in Sundays dose and it wasn't there. It's one of those times I wanted to slap myself on the forehead! LOL Too many pills to keep track of geez!
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   Posted 1/26/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh no! That is a hoot though.
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GardenerJames
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   Posted 1/26/2008 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I know the feeling Sherry! I always stand there looking at my pills trying to figure out if I've put them all in. This gives me an idea that maybe I should put a sticker on the back of it with how many pills and what kind I need to take every morning and night
James
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Red_34
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   Posted 1/26/2008 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey I like the sticker idea! I should do that because I too look at my pill organizer and try to think if I got everything in there. I remember a few days ago, I went to take my morning dose and I stood staring at my pills because something JUST did not look right lol.......ah well - live and learn eh?
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jujub
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   Posted 1/26/2008 10:37 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL, I take so many pills in the morning, I separate them into groups - two groups of six and one group of three. If a group comes up short, I know something's wrong. (Three large and three small is about what I can swallow in one gulp.)

Sometimes I feel like I must have Alzheimers, I can't even recite my meds and dosages any more. I carry a list in my billfold!
Judy
 
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Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
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marty1976
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   Posted 1/26/2008 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Makes a lot of sense.:)I guess it is one of those Homer moments"duh" lol yeah
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jano437
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   Posted 1/26/2008 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I know how you feel Sherry, Too many meds to keep track of.
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 1/26/2008 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Well at least you know the med is doing its job!!!
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


dakotagirl
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   Posted 1/26/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay - I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has done this!!!
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Red_34
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   Posted 1/26/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Usually I take 3 Colazal, a probiotic, a vitamin, biotin and prilosec in one swallow so normally I don't even glance at the pills. Guess I should start huh? And no Dawn, we can be idiots together! LOL
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quincy
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   Posted 1/26/2008 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
good thing you figured it out...lol!

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every second night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


pb4
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   Posted 1/27/2008 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I sometimes cannot remember if I took my pills at certain times so I take them and I'm likely doubling up but luckily because I only take natural stuff it's not an issue...it's frustrating though, makes you feel old when you can't remember if you took some pills or not.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


Sara14
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   Posted 1/27/2008 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes I can't remember if I've taken mine yet or not, either and I'm only 24...so don't feel old, pb4! I need to get one of those pill organizers.
24 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - daily
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D); fish oil


quincy
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   Posted 1/28/2008 12:24 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL..I think anything we do daily sometimes seems we've done it anyway when we haven't..especially when we remember to take pills and then forget to take them, because it seems we did when we didnt'...see how confusing it is..lol!

The organisers definitely help me.
q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every second night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Red_34
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   Posted 1/28/2008 4:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Ha! That's exactly why I got my organizer - BUT it only works when you REMEMBER to put the right pills in! LOL  Oh yeah, I forgot to report that my acid reflux and stomach pain are now gone again.  tongue
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~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~No meds
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quincy
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   Posted 1/28/2008 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
great to hear the reflux pain has gone after taking your meds again.

Set up a day to refill them, such as Sunday evening.

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every second night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Red_34
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   Posted 1/28/2008 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I do have a set day. I refill them every Monday when the kids are at school so they don't distract me. I do both mine and my gma's at the same time. Guess my heads were in the clouds that last time I refilled it!
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~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc~Fibromyalgia - '06~No meds
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quincy
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   Posted 1/28/2008 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Considering your busy and lots-of-things-happening-with-your-health life, it's easy to get distracted.

I remember when I was doing my vitamins....I have them in the cupboard in order. I do three vitamin C (AM and PM) and then one multi-vitamin (for the AM)...etc.
I was putting three multi instead of the C....thankfully I noticed the difference in colour....because 6 multi a day wouldn't have been good..lol!

H
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every second night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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