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Author Topic: My husbands med's need help!  (Read 1227 times)

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Offline maddie26

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My husbands med's need help!
« on: November 14, 2009, 09:30:39 AM »
My husband has been on Atripla since july of this year he has always taken it at the same time every night around 10 pm last night he feel asleep and I tried to wake him to make sure he took his meds and he said yes, then this morning he said he forgot and woke up at around 4 am and took it. Will this really mess things up? has anyone had this happen? he has been doing so great and i am so worried now!

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: My husbands med's need help!
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2009, 09:36:57 AM »
It's not a big deal.  The goal is 95% adherence.  Missing one dose should not effect his treatment, just don't do it very often.
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Offline maddie26

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Re: My husbands med's need help!
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2009, 09:48:47 AM »
Yeah like I said he has been doing fantastic about taking his meds and I have been sick all week and he was exhausted so he feel asleep and i dont think he understood that I was bothering him he tends to talk in his sleep. But in the short it will not happen again!

Offline David_CA

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Re: My husbands med's need help!
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2009, 09:52:24 AM »
Also, if you put his meds in a multi-compartment pill box, you can see if he took them without asking.  I know I'd end up missing doses without mine. 
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Offline dingowarrior

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Re: My husbands med's need help!
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2009, 08:00:44 PM »
No worries, once is not a big deal at all. Its happen to me too.

Offline Theyer

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Re: My husbands med's need help!
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2009, 05:24:47 AM »
Speaking as someone who needs 3 pairs off glasses, 5 lighters etc in order to have a chance off remembering where they are remembering meds on time is interesting. I do get all my daily meds in me in the 24 hour period and after taking meds since AZT mono I am still undetectable,Just wanted to add to others reassurance,though please do not adopt my splatter brain technique.
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Offline mecch

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Re: My husbands med's need help!
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2009, 07:47:51 AM »
I use Theyer's technique, too. It's hardly recommended but it keeps me more or less at 100% adherence.
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Offline ANDRES_UK

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Re: My husbands med's need help!
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009, 06:19:14 AM »
Have you ever thought about a vibrating alarm watch? Apparently there is a company online in America which sells this very chick inexpensive watches with up to 8 alarms per day. Very discreet and the vibration is capable of waking up a person without bothering anyone else. I am not on meds but I have already thought about a system to keep on top of things. I wouldn't be able to rely on my partner he is even more forgetful than myself.
This watch has been specially designed for people on medication treatments. Hope it helps

 


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