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    Remembering To Take Pills

    I was just wondering what are the creative methods you have to remember to take your pills?

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    Re: Remembering To Take Pills

    Quote Originally Posted by Susan
    I was just wondering what are the creative methods you have to remember to take your pills?


    I use a pill organiser available from most chemists in the UK - well worth the investment of 5 & only needs stocking up once a week. Fabulous for the befuddled & foggy brains
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    Re: Remembering To Take Pills

    I'm really bad in remembering to take the pill. What I do, I place a reminder on my cellphone to drink the pill at the specified time and I've set it up for several days. Every time my cellphone beeps, its the time to pop up that pill.

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    Re: Remembering To Take Pills

    I have a pill box as well but I have got bottles in lanes so start from first and go till the end

    Pill box comes in handy when going out on vacation.

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    Re: Remembering To Take Pills

    I used to put my thyroid dose on top of my alarm clock for taking first thing upon waking, to allow absorption at least half hour before breakfast. Over time, I remembered to take my dose without having to put it on my alarm clock. As far as supplements that can hinder thyroid med absorption (e.i. calcium & iron), I use lunch as my reminder, by taking any supplements just before eating.
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    Re: Remembering To Take Pills

    I am surprised Jim that you take Iron supplements as well?

    I thought iron supplements were not very good for males? Is low levels or iron related to thyroid in make patients?

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    Re: Remembering To Take Pills

    I actually don't currently take iron SiD but for a while took a multivitamin that had less than the RDA of iron for men in it, in fact was called a men's formula. I now take a multivitamin that has only vitamin C and several B-vits in it. The previous multi I took I believe had a little calcium it it as well but despite my current vit not having either iron or calcium in it I still take it at a different time of day just as a precaution against it affecting thyroid med absorption. I'm also cautious not to eat fiber rich foods at breakfast because sources out there also state that high fiber can decrease thyroid med absorption. I found out I'm actually sensitive to iron in supplements, so have to get mine naturally in my diet.
    Another interesting point is that lots of thyroid patients do need iron because of low-normal blood counts and even subclinical anemia are common in thyroid patients (I was borderline anemic at diagnosis but improved after thyroid hormone therapy), more-so common in women. It is important with iron, not to take more than the RDA (recommended daily allowance) unless needed under Dr. supervision because of danger of iron-overload (hemochromatosis) and most men should not take iron at all. Iron according to some research added by supplementation when not needed can also increase risk of heart disease.
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