I have gone through this before.
In fact, that is why I got the seven-day pill caddy. On Saturday, after I take my Prozac, I fill the tray for the following week.
In each section, I add two 20 Mg. Prozac pills, giving me a clear record for each day. When I first get up in the morning, I take the two pills before leaving the bathroom.
At any point in the morning, I can look and see if I have taken my medicine. So, what in the world happened Thursday?
How could I forget to take my daily Prozac?
The pill caddy was recommended by my Peer Advocate. She said she uses one to help keep track of her medications. We were talking about how I wasn’t sure some days if I had taken my medication. And then I would become anxious, because I didn’t know if I should assume I had not taken it, or I should assume that I had.
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The seven-day pill caddy had solved this.
Until this week, I was on track and on target with my medicine. I knew right away if I had taken it because it was no longer in that day’s section. If it was in that day’s section, I hadn’t taken it yet. The plan seemed foolproof.
And then I got up Friday morning and discovered Thursday’s Prozac still in the caddy.
Holly crap, I thought my system worked. How could I have missed a dose? And then my mind raced to did I take my blood pressure medication that night? Did I take my multi-vitamin, my fish oil, etc.? I couldn’t remember.
I am still trying to understand what was going on Thursday that caused me to miss taking my medication.
When I get up, I go into the bathroom. Before I leave, I ALWAYS take my Prozac. Yet, Thursday, I did not. And I can’t even remember why that happened.
Luckily, there must have been enough in my system, because I did not have a really bad day as a result. In fact, from a reaction standpoint, I did not have any noticeable adverse reaction to not taking Thursday’s pills. I am grateful for that.
So, I am approaching this with an open mind and will try to remember that even with the best of plans “stuff happens.”
What have you forgotten lately?
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