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Does Anyone Have Tips On How To Remember To Take Their Medications?. I Have A Schedule, But Often Forget To Take A Dose.

Does Anyone Have Tips On How To Remember To Take Their Medications?. I Have A Schedule, But Often Forget To Take A Dose.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

If you forget a dose why can't you just take it when you remember? I do then I adjust my schedule accordingly. If a dose is scheduled at 2 but you remember it at 3:00 and you take medicine every 4hrs then take at 3:00 and then take the next one at 7 instead of 6. I take my medicine every 3 hrs. If I take it at 2 then I take the next dose at 5. I've never been so schedule like y'all are. When I was diagnosed with PD in 97 no one told me anything about scheduling dosages for my C/L and that I was to eat at certain time due to the medicine. My neurologist just gave a script for C/L 25/100, she didn't tell me how often should I take these pills, I just figured every 4hrs. I also didn't know that protein will not allow the body to absorb the levodopa. Ive had this disease for just about 25 yrs and I'm still learning about it. Oh well hell
Live and learn
Love Susan

posted 14 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

We put all of Charley's meds in a daily thing stating each day of the week, one for morning and one for the evening. Then we put that morning in a small cup on the table, and when he takes that, we put the evening ones out. Then he marks the date and time in a notebook.

posted 14 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Me too Arinanne
I was horrible yesterday with family group… we had our get together postponed until Saturday so all could come. I was wobbly, almost falling several times. In terrible pain with my back.,, had to leave the table early due to painful setting on a hard chair with a straight back. I was cold all afternoon. I know the family saw me in a different light, usually I fight my symptoms so they don’t know how bad it is. I couldn’t hide it yesterday,,,horrible, painful, no-good day!

posted 7 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My 3 doses are easy to remember wake up , 4pm and bedtime. Usually the 4 pm is hard to remember if I am not home. I use my phone to set an alarm. But my body tells me with anxiety and mood change. This just started with Rytary.

posted 11 days ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I put alarms on my watch. Definitely helps.

posted 14 days ago
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