A few times. I use a pill organizer and carry a two day supply with me (in its original container, I didn't think that was an issue I did it mainly for emergencies so people would know what I was on.)
I have opened the wrong day before and then at the end of the day opened it and found a whole days supplied and wonder if I had forgotten the am does only to find the next days short. So the organizer doesn't help when you forget what day it is.
I have done that too. It happened today while I was out with a friend. I said "did I take meds today?" I had a smaller CP today while out and my friend noticed it. I always carry a metal pill keychain with a full day of both meds in one and then I have a small tiny one for my heart meds that are real small. Sometimes the pharmacist can give you another bottle with the same label or at least one that says what med is in it such as traveling or away from home for a few days.
I did not know about having to carry around an original bottle with you. My medical alert has a phone number on it that would allow someone to see my record with all my information on it.
Anyways, take care everyone- be safe.
Crystal and her guide dog Umbro
My pill organizer is one that I load up, generally once a day. Sometimes I do it twice a day, but usually just once. It's a little thing that you can get at Wally World in different colors, and isn't more than 2x3 at the very most.
I often leave the house in the mornings asking the same question. But lucky for me my Uncle keeps an eye on whether I take my meds and he calls me at work if he thinks I didn't take them, I keep spares at work so I can take them there.
I decided that after two years of trying different meds, with different schedules, that this was not a lifetime choice that would work for my daughter.
It is one reason, along with quality of life, that I made the effort to work on nutritional changes, neurofeedack, and supplements. Memory, clarity of thought, cognitive functioning, no worries about missed meds, etc, were all clues that we made the right choice.
If we miss vitamins we can always adjust without problems.
I've never missed my meds....if there's one thing I learned early...If it ain't broke...don't fix it.
I agree with Robin, though, meds are the worst and I'm looking into far more nutrition/supplementation and I worry FAR more about that!---LMT
I forget maybe once a month when we leave to go to a friend/family house in the late afternoon and just forget to take them at 7 pm.
Only about 1 time a year do I forget to take them at night and have fallen asleep and woke up in the middle of the night and remembered.
I have also not brought my meds with me when we have gone on a day trip.
We had gone up to a winter carnival to see the snow sculptures in McCall Idaho, (central Idaho in the mountains,) which is about 3 hrs away. That night on our way home they closed the roads for ice and we had to find a place to stay and go to a pharmacy and get some meds. Thank goodness I did get the meds too cuz it was about 10:30 pm and the pharmacist got out of bed to go to the pharmacy and open it up for me!