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Old 05-04-2016, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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I've started a medication that I take every morning when i wake up. I've been on it for about 6 months, but i keep forgetting if I've taken it in the morning. Some months I end up with a couple extra pills from forgetting to take it. Twice now in 2 weeks I've doubled my done because I forgot that I already took it, and this drug makes for a miserable day if I double up. I don't really have a set schedule on when i wake up, so setting an alarm in my phone isn't really going to help.


Does anyone have a recommendation on a device I can attach to my pill bottle that I can switch when i take the pill, but resets before the next morning? I'm open to other suggestions as well, I need to be sure I took this but not double up. Thanks!
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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Why don't you just get one of those pills boxes? A little holder for each day of the week in the box. Refill the thing with pills once a week.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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My "trick" is I put the bottle on the counter at night upside-down, when I take it, I put it right side up (and back in the cabinet)
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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Pill boxes work very well, especially if you are taking more than one medication.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Thanks for the input. I was thinking far too high tech, I didn't even consider the pill box. Thanks!
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:13 AM
 
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You can pick one up at the Dollar Tree even if you have one near you.
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Old 05-05-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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If that's your only medication, a weekly pill container should help. Put your weeks worth in the little boxes and you can see if you took it!
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Old 05-05-2016, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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If that's your only medication, a weekly pill container should help. Put your weeks worth in the little boxes and you can see if you took it!
it's not the only one I'm on, but it's the only one that's miserable if I miss it or accidentally double dose. the rest I take before bed, so that's easy. this one is in the morning.
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Old 05-06-2016, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Also, if you have a set routine every morning, think of a way to use that routine as a reminder.

For example, I drink coffee every morning and I place my weekly pill container on the coffee maker.

(Of course, that doesn't stop me from occasionally grabbing the dog's medication off another counter while I'm still half asleep - but I think I'm unusual that way. )
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Old 05-06-2016, 03:06 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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My mother has a separate pill box for AM and PM. Luckily I don't take that many pills now so I just use an app on my phone to keep track.
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