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Author Topic: Um...should I possibly take an extra dose or possibly skip a dose?  (Read 2149 times)

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Offline thunter34

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So...yeah.  I absolutely cannot remember whether or not I took my pills about 3 hours ago.  Complete brain fart - textbook case of it.  Part of me can mentally visualize getting them out and swallowing them with coffee.  Part of me says nope...that was yesterday's damn coffee cup you're thinking of. 

SO.....should I consider swigging down a dose now (which might be a second dose) or hold out for nighttime on my next scheduled dose?

I'd hate to miss a dose just from senility, but...?

My meds are Kaletra and Combivir, fyi.

I feels just ignunt.
AIDS isn't for sissies.

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Re: Um...should I possibly take an extra dose or possibly skip a dose?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007, 02:44:32 PM »
Aha yes this have-I-haven't-I gets me often...hence 5 day box (mint tin) it's easy to count..

But enough on thrift store dosettes... (a) if you have been adherent like the last month, miss, and enjoy a day of (perhaps) med freedom  (b) take it and see if you suffer, a one-off extra dose is gonna do nothing much but ramp up the squits and perhaps make you wretch

and (c) buy some mints and eat them

here's looking at you kiddo

- matt

Edited for time difference
« Last Edit: November 27, 2007, 02:53:22 PM by newt »
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Offline thunter34

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Re: Um...should I possibly take an extra dose or possibly skip a dose?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007, 03:02:51 PM »
i am very adherent, rarely ever missing a dose.  but the really dumb thing is that i already have one of those marked dose box thingies that i've never used.  i generally swoop about 5 day's worth into one regular little scrip bottle that is oh-so travel handy.  just can't seem to recall whether i filled it with 5 day's worth as of this friday night...or this coming saturday morning. 


(a) and (c) sound somewhat appealing...(b) not so much.

i'm gonna blow this one off.

speaking of....here's looking at you, too.   :P
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Re: Um...should I possibly take an extra dose or possibly skip a dose?
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 11:57:13 PM »

Don't make me come there and paddle your bottom. Use your pill box!

Or, actually, that sounds rather fun, so I'll be happy to paddle you to your heart's content, and mine!  :D

But the advice is still the same: Use your pill box.

Just fill it up on Sunday morning when you are drinking your coffee.

Works for me.


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Offline thunter34

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Re: Um...should I possibly take an extra dose or possibly skip a dose?
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2007, 12:04:28 AM »
You ain't foolin' me with your empty promises, Mark.  I've been hearing about this spanking I'm due for since...oh...before San Francisco.   ;D

Yes, lesson learned.  I've been so good about adherence that I guess I got a bit over confident in my mental abilities.  The old noggin ain't what it used to be these days.

Still...it resulted in a good little thread here.  I got to flirt with both you and Matt within 5 posts.

That has to be a new record...even for me.
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