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Poll

Where do you store your supply?

All in the fridge
0 (0%)
some in fridge
11 (17.2%)
cupboard in kitchen
14 (21.9%)
medicine cabinet in bathroom
8 (12.5%)
drawer/cabinet in bedroom
16 (25%)
in the safe
2 (3.1%)
on your person
3 (4.7%)
other (please post to specify)
10 (15.6%)

Total Members Voted: 46

Author Topic: Where do you keep your meds?  (Read 7621 times)

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Offline Dachshund

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2010, 05:58:17 AM »
I wrap each pill individually in pretty paper and keep them under a tiny Christmas tree.

Offline mecch

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #51 on: November 20, 2010, 02:25:51 PM »
Haven't you previously mentioned a hoarding problem?  That must be a very big step for you!  Now on to the stacks of newspapers ;).

No newspapers.   (Tonight old electronics are going into a box and then going to the electronics dump next Wednesday.)

I am pleased to see I fall in the normal range (as I judge it) of where and how to keep meds.  In fact I told my shrink about this thread and throwing out the bottles and she learned something cause she has another patient jumping through hoops to keep his Norvir cold since he travels for his job. I told her it was not necessary and asked if he had an ID or a GP and she said GP and I said that he should look it up on the net or call any swiss HIV ID and he could relax about this.

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Offline BM

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #52 on: November 21, 2010, 08:04:24 AM »
Isentress, Viread and Reyataz in kitchen cupboard, Norvir in the fridge (are the Norvir tablets available in the UK yet?). I keep the tabs that don't need refrigeration in the kitchen cupboard simply because (apart from the evening dose of Isentress) I need to take them with food and it's quite convenient having the tabs near the food!

Offline debsd222

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #53 on: November 21, 2010, 07:54:16 PM »
I fill a weekly pill box (13 prescriptions) and keep that on the kitchen counter. The back up is in a kitchen cabinet. Looks like a frickin pharmacy. Im surprised how many of you you still take the Norvir that needs refrigeration. I switched to the tablets. So much easier and you can get them in the mail.
April 08 3 month bout w/ shingles, ongoing nerve pain
Dec 08 pos  cd4 200 %8  VL 18,000
Feb 09 started sustiva, truvada -allergic to sustiva, hospital 4 days.
March 09 started truvada, reyataz and norvir
March 09  cd4 279  % 12 VL 10,000
April 09 cd4 327  %12  VL 300
Aug 09 cd4 392  %16  Vl undetectable
Dec 09 hospital pneumonia 6 days
Dec 09 cd4 462  %20  VL undetectable
Mar 10 cd4 629 27% VL undetectable
July 9, 2010 cd4 505  21% VL undetectable
Oct 2010 cd4 689  22%  VL 64
Nov 2010  cd4689  22%  VL  UD
May 2013 cd4 759. 29%. VL. UD

Offline AaronbytheC

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2010, 08:10:50 PM »
I'm keeping the 7 day "weekly" ones in a pill box next to my tooth brush! 

I have four additional bottles of Atripla as a safety stock, I'm keeping them in a sock drawer at the bottom of the dresser where they are low and cool.
04/2012 CD4 721 / 29% / VL UD
02/2011 UNDETECTABLE!
12/2010 CD4 587 / 24% / VL 210
11/2010 Started Atripla
10/2010 CD4 420 / 18% / VL 13,500
09/2010 CD4 541 / 17% / VL 10,500
08/2010 CD4 498 / 18% / VL Not Taken
07/2010 CD4 307 / 18% / VL 9,500
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #55 on: November 22, 2010, 08:17:05 PM »
I've mailed one Atripla tablet to a representative in each of the 50 states and one to each of over 100 countries - I am currently on stand-by to have one pill taken on the space shuttle and placed at the international space station.

I also have them conveniently stashed at a local supermarket, car wash, night club, barbershop, fast food restaurant, movie theater, and adult bookstore.
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline AaronbytheC

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #56 on: November 22, 2010, 08:21:22 PM »
04/2012 CD4 721 / 29% / VL UD
02/2011 UNDETECTABLE!
12/2010 CD4 587 / 24% / VL 210
11/2010 Started Atripla
10/2010 CD4 420 / 18% / VL 13,500
09/2010 CD4 541 / 17% / VL 10,500
08/2010 CD4 498 / 18% / VL Not Taken
07/2010 CD4 307 / 18% / VL 9,500
06/2010 Confirmed Poz
03/2010 Infected
06/2009 Neg

Offline Ann

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #57 on: November 23, 2010, 07:17:53 AM »
I have four additional bottles of Atripla as a safety stock, I'm keeping them in a sock drawer at the bottom of the dresser where they are low and cool.

Please don't forget to rotate your stocks. Every time you get new bottles, the new ones should go in your sock drawer and the older ones should be the ones you use. My bf forgot to rotate his for a while and ended up with a few bottles of out-of-date meds.
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Offline Assurbanipal

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #58 on: November 23, 2010, 01:05:57 PM »
In my sock drawer.  Because no matter what else I might skip, each day starts with fresh socks!  :)


The morning pills get taken with breakfast and the others go in my pants pocket in a baggie (or sit on the dresser...).
5/06 VL 1M+, CD4 22, 5% , pneumonia, thrush -- O2 support 2 months, 6/06 +Kaletra/Truvada
9/06 VL 3959 CD4 297 13.5% 12/06 VL <400 CD4 350 15.2% +Pravachol
2007 VL<400, 70, 50 CD4 408-729 16.0% -19.7%
2008 VL UD CD4 468 - 538 16.7% - 24.6% Osteoporosis 11/08 doubled Pravachol, +Calcium/D
02/09 VL 100 CD4 616 23.7% 03/09 VL 130 5/09 VL 100 CD4 540 28.4% +Actonel (osteoporosis) 7/09 VL 130
8/09  new regimen Isentress/Epzicom 9/09 VL UD CD4 621 32.7% 11/09 VL UD CD4 607 26.4% swap Isentress for Prezista/Norvir 12/09 (liver and muscle issues) VL 50
2010 VL UD CD4 573-680 26.1% - 30.9% 12/10 VL 20
2011 VL UD-20 CD4 568-673 24.7%-30.6%
2012 VL UD swap Prezista/Norvir for Reyataz drop statin CD4 768-828 26.7%-30.7%

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #59 on: November 23, 2010, 03:52:07 PM »

The morning pills get taken with breakfast and the others go in my pants pocket in a baggie (or sit on the dresser...).


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Offline denb45

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #60 on: November 23, 2010, 06:26:01 PM »
Out late at night at the disco?

Miss P do you remember them pill-boxes, you know the one's with the timers that went Beep Beep Beep, I used to carry one, and use to laugh when they all went-off on the dance floor, are @ the Bar when it was time to take your AZT  ;D I know your not as old as I'm and your not in your middle 50s like me  ::) so if
anyone else remembers this please acknowledge......Thanks  :D
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Offline BM

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #61 on: November 26, 2010, 07:16:02 AM »
My huge, four-monthy present of meds arrived yesterday with the new formulation of Norvir, so they'll all be going in the cupboard. :-)

Offline Hoover

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #62 on: November 26, 2010, 12:26:20 PM »
I keep my two month supply in the safe!
Hopefully I will never need it. Since it is AZT, I hope when the time comes that I can take something better.
Infection date: March 16, 2010
20/05/10 - CD4 348  VL 58,000  Lymph nodes in jaw painful!  Antioxidants started.
01/06/10 - CD4 428  VL?
24/06/10 - CD4 578  VL 9,800
13/07/10 - CD4 620  VL?
04/09/10 - CD4 648  VL?
01/11/10 - CD4 710  VL?   CD8 972
16/12/10    CD4 738  VL?  CD8  896   
02/02/11    CD4 520 (month of parasites and new lab)
14/03/11 started Truvida and Sustiva (Efavirenz)
04/07/11 CD4 686 VL 75 CD8 588  41%
10/10/11 CD4 757  45%  VL UD

Offline zach

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #63 on: November 26, 2010, 12:58:26 PM »
storage in a fire/water proof safe in my gun cabinet along with my birth certificate, will, dnr, dd214, passport etc, current week supply in a pill case in a lockable med cabinet, three keys for each, one on me, one my father carries, one buried over my dogs grave
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Offline denb45

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #64 on: November 26, 2010, 01:12:42 PM »
I keep my two month supply in the safe!
Hopefully I will never need it. Since it is AZT, I hope when the time comes that I can take something better.

WOW you still have AZT  I haven't seen are taken that stuff in 20 yrs.  ???
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Offline newby05

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Re: Where do you keep your meds?
« Reply #65 on: November 29, 2010, 09:22:45 PM »
When I lived alone, I kept them in the kitchen cupboard. Since a friend of mine lost her job, she has moved in for a bit. I now keep them in my locked filing cabinet.....she doesn't know of my condition.

 


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