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  • Keep the pills and a little water next to where you sleep & take it before you get out of bed.
  • I have to take 25 pills a day and to begin with i kept forgetting, so i started setting an alarm on my phone to remind me, and i bought a pill box with the days of the week on it and put them all in there and leave it next to the kettle and i always remember that way
  • my father leavesone out for the next day as soon as he takes the one for the same day and he always marks it on a calendar while he is doing it
  • My son keeps his synthroid by his tootpaste, brush teeth, take pills.
  • I keep things I want to remember to take right near the side of the fridge and a glass. When ever I go by there I see it and take it.
  • I just remember. But, if I couldn't, I would just program my cell-phone to ring at the right time and remind me.
  • I have an alarm set on my phone to go off at the same time every day as a reminder. Eventually, I got so used to hearing the alarm at that time that I no longer needed it and just remembered to take the pill.
  • You can keep a glass of water next to your bed and get in the routine of taking it right when you wake up or you can try taking it before you go to bed..you will start remembering after a few days and it becomes more of a habit
  • You can ask the pharmacist to put it in a monthly bubblepack for you, and then keep it next to your bed with a bottle of water. Just break one out every day and you will see instantly if you forgot one.
  • Before breakfast and at dinner are mine. I take a heart medication, hormone medication and an anti seizure medication, so I make a point to take the three before I sleep, and the last heart pill at dinner. I take a beta blocker 2 x's a day to keep my blood pressure down. I don't have high blood pressure, but I do have a anurysm of my aorta. I have to slow down the blood flow so it does not cause problems. Just know that if you schedule it around your meals, you may remember to keep track of taking your medication.
  • If I have to take four pills in one day I put the 4 in a pill box the way as long as they are in the pill box I know I have not taken them.
  • In order to remember to take my blood pressure pill every day I try and keep the same routine everyday about it. I put the bottle next to my toothbrush and take it every morning when I brush my teeth. This habit helps me remember to take the pill even when I am on vacation, etc., because when I go to brush my teeth I remember to take the pill as well. Build a routine and you will remember much better.
  • I have to take medicine 3 times a day. So I set alarms for each time and I keep my medicine near the alarm. You also are supposed to take thyroid medication 30 minutes before or 1 hr after food or other medication. So you might want to take it immediately when you wake up.
  • I too have to take Thyroid medication each day. First you need to realize how important taking the medication the same time every day really is. If you are taking thyroid medication it either means your thyroid is not functioning or is under producing. Your thyroid is a vital part of your body in what it does for you. Weather you know it or not, it stimulates your pituitary gland which indirectly controls your emotions, your weight, and many many other vital parts of your life. By taking it irregularly you are setting yourself up for nothing but heartache, depression, lack of sex drive, erratic emotional episodes and so much more. What I do to remember taking my meds each day is I set my pills out the night before I go to bed. I set them either in the kitchen or in the bathroom. I you go to the bathroom first thing in the morning it's quite simple to remember. Just have a bottle of water sitting on the sink. Take the pill before you pee and your done for the day. Take my advice, I have no thyroid and by me taking my medication the same time every day I have found my life much more manageable. I also have other medications I need to take at different times, one pill at 9am and one at 9 pm. This is a little tougher but I again set the meds out the night before and if I have to leave before 9 I put the pill in my pocket if I'm going to be gone until after 9 I put both of them in my pocket and I have a text message sent to me each day at 9 and 9 to remind me. You can use your email program to sent you the alert each day if it is a problem. I hope this helps you. Just remember how important it is that you take your medicine. After a few weeks of doing this you will not have any problem remembering, it becomes a habit.
  • I keep the box of medication somewhere I'll always see it, like on top of my pillow on my bed - that way I can't go to sleep without seeing it, and thus remembering to take the pill(s) ; )
  • I have to take my meds in the morning so I leave them right in front of the coffe pot since that is the first place I go.
  • I have to remember to take my pills. my life pretty much depends on it.
  • Whenever I buy vitamins I ALWAYS forget to take them and they end up on the top shelf of the bachroom cabinet until they are past use by date.
  • I remember to take my vitamin pills every day by putting them in a small dish every night next to my coffee pot.
  • i HAVE to remember to take my daily pills...there have been days i've forgotten..and those are never good days...i always get overly tired and can't concentrate
  • I always forget my pills for memory. Just kidding. I don't take anything like that except I do like Flintstones Vitamins sometimes.
  • I take vitamin supplements daily, after lunch. I rarely forget. I think I only forgot twice or thrice in my entire life. It's easy to remember because it's part of my routine. "After lunch, take your vitamins." Easy to remember reminder :)
  • hi, katelyn, babieeeeeeee ... i used to take them every day until i found out consuming vitamins everyday is too much for a healthy person ... so i take one every other day, or every few days ... LoLz ... ^_^
  • I take a multi-vitamin and a Prilosec OTC every day and never forget.
  • I remember to take them but sometimes more than a day goes by before I get around to it.
  • I hate taking pills so I usually put it off, then before I know it, it's time for bed and I haven't taken it yet! :)
  • I don't take anything. Did almost make a bet with a girlfriend one time that I could remember to take a pill if I had to. She would always forget to take her pill. Decided against the bet. It was my first question on AB.
  • I take multi vitamins every morning I leave them beside my bed so I dont forget.
  • Thankz for reminding me...seriously...
  • You can get a pillbox with special compartments for each day (of course, it only works if you remember to refill it). You could also set a daily alarm on your cell phone or alarm clock and take your pills at that time every day. Staying on a consistent schedule is the key.
  • Yeah, I buy the kind of pills that come with a mechanic arm, I place that on top of the coffee maker and, if I forget, the arm will come out & slap me real hard over the head, reminding me that I have to pop a pill
  • after a while it just becomes second instinct, but until then- post it notes!!

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