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Okay, so here is how it's been going with me. I start feeling tired… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
August 1st, 2008
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Okay, so here is how it's been going with me. I start feeling tired all the time. I make excuses. Then, it dawns on me that there's something I can do. I take an iron suppliment. Next day, I feel great. Few days later, I feel tired all the time and again I make excuses before remembering to take the iron. Over and over and over.


This is a bad sign, right?

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From:lordofhaladin
Date:August 1st, 2008 04:47 pm (UTC)
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put the iron by your coffee maker. i have the same problem.
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From:roseconnelly
Date:August 1st, 2008 05:45 pm (UTC)
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Not really. It is just a sign that it needs to be built into your daily routine. Like brushing your teeth. Put a weekly pill box right my your toothbrush/toothpaste or somewhere else that you do remember to do daily.

If it is something I have to do in the middle of the day, like while I'm working and often won't remember, I'll set up a daily reminder either on my phone or computer calendar. I just have to remember to do that once, and it will recursively remind me until I delete it.

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From:clevermanka
Date:August 1st, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
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Ditto. I have two pillboxes: one for morning, one for evening. I take iron and calcium, and they don't digest well together. So if you take both, too, you might want to invest in two separate containers.

Having pillboxes doesn't mean I always remember to take my supplements, but it certainly ensures that I take them more often than not.
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From:takhisis
Date:August 1st, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
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I keep my bottle of calcium next to my computer, since it's always visited right before I leave for work and right after I get home, so that's my reminder. :)
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From:roseconnelly
Date:August 1st, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
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That's how I always remembered to clip on my card key for getting into work. It sits right by my bathroom sink so while I'm brushing my teeth, I see it and clip it on.

Otherwise, probably half the time, security would have had to give me a temporary badge for the day.

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From:sherwood21
Date:August 2nd, 2008 05:14 am (UTC)
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That is REALLY handy to know, since I take iron when I think about it, and the doc recommended I start taking calcium for my cramps.
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From:nottygypsy
Date:August 5th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
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My cell phone has an alarm around lunch that I know is "take your pills time"
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