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chevyMisty

Medication issue

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chevyMisty

I feel bad for taking meds but I am a GIANT wimp. But my main issue is I have issues remembering to take them. Especially when I have to take them every four hours. I just plan forget. I wake at 5:30 which means I should take one at 5:30 9:30 1:30 5:30 and again at 9:30 but more often it ends up like this 7:30 12:30 5:00 10:00 and then I fall asleep before the last one. This has got to be bad for me...but I don't wanna just stop taking them without finishing the prescription, that can't be good either can it?

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helied2me

Are you talking about anti-virals here? Unless your on a daily suppression therapy aren't they only needed for 5 days for an outbreak?

I think they know a lot of people aren't good at keeping meds on a schedule which is why they say if you forget take the next dose when you remember or if it's close to your next dose skip it.

Of course if this is antibiotics you really want to try to time it correctly as they work with blood sugar levels and you do need to finish those scripts.

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chevyMisty

it's just acyclovir and my prescription is for ten days not five.

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helied2me

Most of us don't have the discipline to take meds at the required times. Just do the best you can and if it's that much of a concern to you buy a watch with an alarm on it for reminders.

Maybe once you get past the frequency of outbreaks you will decide not to take them at all.

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chevyMisty

I spent two weeks of this one without meds. it was killing me. It just wouldn't go away. It's been 8 days and I still have symptoms. I don't know. But I have been thinking of putting alarms on my PDA for them.

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