I’ve had a couple of seriously stupid days. I’m laughing about it, because nothing bad really happened, but it could have.
I have alarms I’ve set on my phone with comical noises as a reminder to take my fluoxetine in the morning, and my amitriptyline in the evening. I would forget my own head if it wasn’t screwed on, so this is a sensible precaution.
Except when it goes off and I don’t immediately take my medication, and then I forget about it. Like I did yesterday morning. And yesterday evening. And this morning.
It was only when I was lying in bed wondering why I was in so much pain and also not trembling that I realised whoops, I hadn’t taken my amitrip the night before! It wasn’t until 9.30am that I realised I’d forgotten to take my fluoxetine that morning, and it was through a process of thinking ‘now these symptoms are a bit severe for missing one dose, I don’t usually feel this bad when I wake up late’ that I realised I’d also forgotten my fluoxetine the morning before.
The good thing is I can now say with certainty that the amitriptyline really helps. The bad thing is I now know that I ignore my alarm! So, on the suggestion of a friend, I got the app called ‘Medisafe’. This post isn’t sponsored in any way, shape, or form, I just genuinely think it’s a neat app. You plug in the medication, you select the dosage, and then you select the external presentation of your particular medication (because they vary considerably). You tell it when you take it, how many you take, and what you take it for, and it then proceeds to piss you right off when you need to take it. You have to go in and say you took it (which I will only ever do once I’ve actually taken my medication), so hopefully I won’t have any really daft days like the last couple.
Like I say, I’m laughing and making light out of it, but if I hadn’t run home at morning tea and taken my fluoxetine, it probably would have been a different story. Moral of the story: take your meds!