How to remember to take medication?

Yesterday I forgot to take my morning medication again. Sigh! I put them in a medicine box and try to take them immediately after breakfast at around the same time every day. I even set and alarm to ring later on in the morning daily as a reminder to myself and yet I forgot.

I must say that taking medication on a long term basis has a bit of a physcological impact. When I forget, it really upsets me and makes me worry. I worry about suddenly having a seizure and frightening the kids. I worry about waking up in hospital and forgetting what had happened. Its a scary and not very nice experience to have that happen.

Oh well, now that I’ve got that out of my chest its time to forget it and think about nicer things instead. Just like I tell my daughter whenever she tells me “Mummy, I’m scared I cannot sleep. I’m scared I think about the monster on TV.” I would tell her, “Don’t think about the monster. Think about happy things that you like instead and you won’t be scared.” I guess the same applies to me. Hehe.

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5 thoughts on “How to remember to take medication?

  1. Can try putting some big notes on those visible areas.

    I’m forgetful too, and that’s what I do normally, so I get reminded. 🙂

    Big notes lose its effect when you have to look at it everyday, especially for a big head prawn like me la.

  2. set a recursive alarm on your mobile phone or something..

    I did that but when the alarm rang, I sat for a moment and thought then I said to myself, Yes, I have taken it today when in actual fact I hadn’t!

  3. Put the medicine next to your watch or something that you use everyday, so that when you see it you know you have to take it.

    I can’t do that because of the kids because I can’t allow them to get their hands on it.

  4. The other helpful thing I can think of would be to put up a chart (perhaps on the fridge?) where you put down a mark when you take the meds. Takes a bit of discipline I know but at least you can see at a glance whether you have actually taken the meds.

    That sounds like a good idea. Thanks!

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