Remembering to take your meds is hard sometimes! So here’s a thread to remind y’all to take your meds when you see it, and maybe post to give and get some positive feedback b/c hey, even remembering to do small little bits of self care can be hard when you’re this fucked up.
So if it’s the right time, go take your meds please c=
Things to maybe talk about:
- i’m having a hard time taking a specific med, any suggestions?
- side effect co-miseration
- share tips that help u remember to take meds
- why are pills so hard to swallow, like, really, wtf, im gonna choke and die
This is a really sweet idea, thank you!
I keep a diary. Specifically one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Q-Day-5-Year-Journal-Potter-Style/0307719774
I have to write in it every night, at the same time I take my meds. Having more than one thing to do before I go to sleep every night helps me to remember to do them both! If I remember to write in my diary, I’ll also remember to take my meds. Having a solid bedtime routine helps like that.
I do it a bit simpler I set alarms on my phone for every day when I take my meds. On top of that instead of keeping them next to me I keep them on the other side of the house. So that I can’t as easily forget if I took them or not because I’ll remember the trip to go to take them.
I’ve got a little fan that I leave on until I take them, because it helps me sleep but I gotta turn it off before I leave the room.
It’s not perfect but it helps!
When I brush my teeth I have to take my meds. If my teeth feel gross, haven’t taken my meds yet! It has failed before but when waking up all disgusting I know to take my meds ASAP to minimize damage.
I appreciate the support this thread supplies. I try to tell one of my partners when I take my day meds so I can ask them later if I have gotten confused.
I remember someone saying they would tape a reminder/their pill box next to a light switch so they wouldn’t go to bed without seeing and remembering to take them.
Aha, heading out to a birthday party this evening and had forgotten to put my meds in my coat - thank you!
I saw this thread and it actually was time to take them… And I had forgotten.
So, thank you!
I appreciate this thread’s existence! Good idea!
I’m into using phone alarms, but if you’re not the kind of person who always has their phone on them and charged, I can see how that could fail easily. My dad-in-law has this really awful obnoxious Minions-related phone app where those little yellow fuckers yell at you “HEY. TAKE YER MEDS. HEHEHEHEH” which is weird, because I don’t think those things normally speak English??? I hate it, lol.
that’s fucking horrible, and i would deffinitely take my meds just to make them shut up
i have a pill organizer thing, and i set alarms on my phone.
My mom has some app that sounds like someone shaking a tin of mints. I just try to remember to take mine when I wake up and before I go to sleep and I’ve only recently gotten the hang of it.
Having flexible work hours helped that a lot, since remembering stuff is easier without the stress of having to go RIGHT NOW.
This is a great thread! Mind if I crosslink it in The Mental Health Commonwealth?
Like other I set an alarm on my phone. I keep my pills on my computer desk sense I’m basically always there. The hard part for me is turning off the alarm and forgetting to take them. So now what I do is I take them as soon as the alarm goes off, no matter what I’m doing. I’ve died a few times raiding in FFXIV because I just stopped moving to quickly take my pill so I don’t forget.
Forgot mine today. Don’t be like me.
I’m usually doing fine taking my meds but for some reason my therapist never says like “Taking your meds” she says like “When we take the medications which we take every day” and something about the phrasing bothers me and makes me not want to take them out of spite but not enough to actually not take them.
anyway let’s all take meds
Forgot to take my meds last night. Didn’t realise until I was about to set off on a two-hour drive and realised I’d spent five minutes staring at a leaf. Made it home safe, but am revising the evening’s plans to “ha, what plans?” Take your damn meds.