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Author Topic: Meds n time zones  (Read 823 times)

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Offline Loa111

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Meds n time zones
« on: July 05, 2019, 03:12:16 am »
Iím off to Asia for several weeks over the summer. At home I take my 2 pills when I wake up each morning about 6-7am or as late as 930am on Sundays. Next week I will be 6 hours ahead but to be consistent in daily routine, I think Iíll be alright to keep taking my meds in the mornings?

Thinks thereís an 18 hour window with the descovy and tivicay Iím on.
Am I ok for keep the morning ritual or is it better to be safer and take then around 12-1pm due to 6+ hours time difference?

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Re: Meds n time zones
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2019, 05:45:19 am »
Stick to your routine, go with local timezones

Offline leatherman

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Re: Meds n time zones
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2019, 05:50:40 am »
don't make it complicated, simply take your meds at the "regular time" in whatever time zone you're in

though it's best to take your meds daily and near the same time, studies have shown that at least 95% adherence will still result in remaining UD. Since you could actually miss one to two doses a month at that rate, a 6 hr window means nothing.  ;)
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Re: Meds n time zones
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2019, 10:27:58 am »
12 noon - 1 pm best time for sightseeing and not popping pills.  :P
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Offline bocker3

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Re: Meds n time zones
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2019, 12:18:10 pm »
The best way to consistently take your meds, is to develop a habit.  Sounds like your habit is to take your pills when you get up, so stick with that.

I do the same thing, regardless of time zone.  I take my morning pills with breakfast and my evening pills before I go to bed.  I have been UD for over 12 years.

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Offline MadDog125

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Re: Meds n time zones
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2019, 10:25:30 pm »
If you travel a lot coordinaton off UTC is an option.  It's been working for me.
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