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Forgetting To Take Medicine

Forgetting To Take Medicine

All of a sudden I am having memory problems, such as have I taken my medication. I use a pill weekly container, but on a Sunday I am prone not to fill it up until Monday. So when I take Sundays, I cannot remember if I took my evening dose. I have an alarm set, but if I am asleep, just turn alarm off and now I cannot remember if I even took it 2 hours later!!

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Curly most Pharmacies have these packets you can order now that have your meds divided and in packets with date and time and they dont cost extra

posted 11 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take an afternoon pill. After I take all my morning meds, I take that specific afternoon med and put the bottle on the kitchen counter, where I'll be sure to see it.

posted 11 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

That’s happened to me. I used to miss my medication a lot.
Now I fill the weekly container. I have to take my medication 3 times a day. Each morning, I take the daily amount out and put the morning share next to my tea glass, at lunch time: next to my plate and in the evening also next to my plate. This way I can see my medication right in front of my eyes and won’t miss it. It has helped me a lot.
Lately ,if I miss my medication, I feel an aura. Then i tell myself: oh may be you did you take your medication!! And look at the place I left my Med and see the pill lying there. I take the pill immediately and the aura is gone.

posted 11 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I decided to purchase an Apple Watch. I use the app “Epsy” which is synced to the watch. It has an alarm and vibrates on my wrist. Also, the watch has fall detection that notifies my family if a fall as well as 911. Well worth the $300

posted 11 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have terrible memory problems. Pill container and alarm is a good idea, but I leave my meds visible. Sometimes my dresser or next to coffee pot. A place you frequent during the day. Put a sticky note on the fridge or bathroom mirror. Tell a loved one to remind you. My husband asks me daily, which also reassures him. Get into a routine. Taking them as part of bedtime routine is a good way of remembering your meds before you sleep. Hope that helps.

posted 11 months ago
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