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Author Topic: Can't remember if I took my meds  (Read 998 times)

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Offline fabio

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Can't remember if I took my meds
« on: July 19, 2021, 07:47:17 pm »
Hello guys,I actually can't remember if I took my meds today and I'm at work currently...
Is there a chance of resistance after 4 years of perfect adherence ? Is it ok if I take the next dose normally,because I honestly can't remember if I took the meds or not and I'm scared of double dosage.Thank you in advance...

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Can't remember if I took my meds
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2021, 08:54:26 pm »

Is there a chance of resistance after 4 years of perfect adherence ? Is it ok if I take the next dose normally,

No, there would be no risk of resistance, and yes, take the next dose at the normal time.

Fabio, are you using a daily pill box ? If not, you should get one.  Plenty of us here have missed doses.  I have missed more than a few doses over the years, and never had any issues. I just took the next dose, at the normal dose time.

I know it's easy, to get a little stressed out about this, but you will be fine ! If you have a pill box, you will be able to see if indeed you did forget to take it.

It will be OK !


Ray 
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

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Offline fabio

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Re: Can't remember if I took my meds
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2021, 09:14:30 pm »
No, there would be no risk of resistance, and yes, take the next dose at the normal time.

Fabio, are you using a daily pill box ? If not, you should get one.  Plenty of us here have missed doses.  I have missed more than a few doses over the years, and never had any issues. I just took the next dose, at the normal dose time.

I know it's easy, to get a little stressed out about this, but you will be fine ! If you have a pill box, you will be able to see if indeed you did forget to take it.

It will be OK !


Ray
Thank you Ray that's exactly what I will do,plan my meds the for a week and take then accordingly so I know if I took that days med. I will also have to improve my memory 🤣 haha.

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Can't remember if I took my meds
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2021, 09:24:57 pm »
Thank you Ray that's exactly what I will do,plan my meds the for a week and take then accordingly so I know if I took that days med. I will also have to improve my memory 🤣 haha.


It happens to all of us at some point.

Sometimes, I  have forgotten to take my nighttime meds of 1 viramune and 1 Epzicom.  I usually take those two 7:00 pm. Then I have woken up at 1 or 2 in the morning and realized that I missed them, because they are still in the pill box. So I have taken them then, 7 hours later. If I have missed it completely, and not noticed until 9 the next morning then I take the next dose at the normal time again.

I hope that makes sense !  :P


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune / Epzicom , 20 mg of Atorvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Amlodipine Besolate 5mg-- Updated 5/27/21 tested positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of May 27th,21,  Viral load remains Undetectable

CD 4 @571 /  CD4 % @ 17 %
69 YEARS YOUNG
  
WEAR A MASK !! COVID KILLS !

Offline Grendal

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Re: Can't remember if I took my meds
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2021, 05:48:26 pm »
I missed two days before a blood draw, missing one happens occasionally but not two. The pill box is so useful, keeps me from skipping doses (mostly) or doubling up because I donít remember. Anyway, I had a slight blip from UD from the 2 day skip. Back to UD now.

Offline fabio

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Re: Can't remember if I took my meds
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2021, 06:37:00 pm »
I missed two days before a blood draw, missing one happens occasionally but not two. The pill box is so useful, keeps me from skipping doses (mostly) or doubling up because I donít remember. Anyway, I had a slight blip from UD from the 2 day skip. Back to UD now.
Yeah,just got a daily pillbox today and it's amazing. It keeps track well if I have or not taken them.
I'm glad it went well even with your missed dose. I guess its just human to miss one dose,because it can happen with anything hehe.

Offline BKKKevin

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Re: Can't remember if I took my meds
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2021, 11:36:04 am »
I donít use a big pill boxÖ

I have a small pocket pill box that fits 7 of my daily pillsÖ I fill it every Sunday night after taking the last (Sunday) pillÖ Comparing the number of pills in the box to the day of the week I can easily know if Iím on trackÖ I take my pill it ~5pm with diner and have a 7pm alarm on my phone to remind me to check my pill box countÖ

Offline Loa111

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Re: Can't remember if I took my meds
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2021, 03:57:30 am »
Iíve got mixed up a few times this year about if I took my pills or not. I think itís so routine now itís become automatic soon as I step out of bed  that why I canít remember! So what I do Fabio is Iíve a pen on the chair beside the bed, as soon as I take my pills, drink down 1/2 litre water, I grab the pen and write T on my left hand.
T for tablets.  Very simple and  works great for me.

Offline scooter24

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Re: Can't remember if I took my meds
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2021, 09:17:12 am »
I used to use a daily recurring reminder to take my medication on my phone that went off before I left the house in the morning. I also kept a pill capsule on my keys if I forgot to take my meds before I left for work. I also kept my medication out near the coffee machine or in the kitchen in general.
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Offline CircularNatural

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Re: Can't remember if I took my meds
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2021, 11:18:11 pm »
My technique for knowing if I took my daily pill is labelling each pill with a permanent marker with the date I am supposed to take each daily dosage. In my case, my meds come in blister-packs so this can be done easily once I receive my monthly dosage.
In your case, you probably get your meds in a pill box or flask, so it might be best to get yourself a weekly or monthly pill box that has separate compartments for each date so you don't have to worry next time :)
Take care
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Offline fabio

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Re: Can't remember if I took my meds
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2021, 05:07:41 am »
I have a pill box now,but for extra measure I will mark the date I started the box so that I can see if I took one or missed it with ease.

 


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