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Pill Popper is not fun

Aug 20, 2016 8:19 PM

For when you hate swallowing pills you cant change the fact but can edit the situation. I was always loosing bottles and sabotaging my own health so this is what I did I turned my painful morning coffee into tea time with oatmeal energy balls I take my medicine with something about making taking pills cuter and more Gem-like made me see it as not-so-bad, could be worse. I used a old jewelry box and 'Gem-afied' a ugly ass meds container and pill box to feel like I had a say in this.. Am I making sense? Lol

Aug 20, 2016 8:21 PM

I make these tiny pill boxes. I only have mine (this one) and another one with roses left)

Aug 20, 2016 9:37 PM

Those are amazing. A Bit of artistry makes the medicine go down!! Mine are in a daily organizer that crassly says MON....TUES very alarming. 😊

Aug 21, 2016 3:01 AM

That's a great idea. You must have a very creative talent. Awesome!🌻

Just an FYI for anyone who doesn't know... My daughter worked in the pharmacy department a few years ago. She informed me that it's illegal to travel with medications not in the original dispensing bottle, with rx label, especially any controlled substance. She said it can get you into trouble with the law, as many times illegal dealers transport in unlabeled packaging. So just in case you're traveling anywhere (in the USA especially), use the original rx bottles.

Hugs love & prayers to all! πŸ™‚πŸ’•πŸ™πŸŒΈ

Aug 21, 2016 3:31 AM

I go on holiday in 3 weeks... πŸͺand i have to take all original boxes for everything! πŸ€—And taking controlled medications abroad... πŸͺi have to have doctors letter to prove they are mine 🐫(fentanyl/tramadol/diazapam are all named on the .gov website)

But at home i made these above...
I love ur boxes Gem πŸ˜™

Aug 21, 2016 4:39 AM

Wow Lulabel! I didn't even think of needing a letter. I like both y'all's box designs.

Aug 21, 2016 5:35 AM

Yes, when I go to Florida to see my cousin's pace I have to get a letter from pain management with the names and doses. They have to be in the original bottle in a ziplock bag with the letter inside.. πŸ™„πŸ˜³
This trip, I have them all seperated into the daily things like Lulabel showed you. πŸ€—

Aug 21, 2016 12:33 PM

OMG, I would surely need an extra suitcase to hold all those rx bottles!!!

Aug 21, 2016 1:53 PM

These are mine... We do 4 weeks at a time, popping out 224 tramadol and so on is my carers favorite job.....πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Aug 22, 2016 5:26 AM

Cool Jah... hehe i hate blister packs! 🐴 & i need such a large pillbox... the ones here are tiny lol πŸ‘…

Aug 22, 2016 2:16 PM

Love it! Anything to make it more fun and to take ownership of something that feels out of your control. Excellent !! I may need to dress up my pill boxes.

Aug 22, 2016 2:17 PM

I have to many meds and with memory issues I use a med so that tells me when my next dose is and what to take. I also write on each lid what I take it for; fibro, migraine, asthma, sjogrens, etc. That helps my family too, if I tell them I need my emergency inhaler (e-healer) or something else, they look at the dx on life.

Aug 22, 2016 7:22 PM

I use this app to remind me of when to take my meds, it's brilliant.


Aug 24, 2016 3:15 PM

#Ihavepillboxenvy πŸ˜™

Aug 26, 2016 2:55 PM

JAHMAC! I use Medisafe too! It's great isn't it?

I don't have the same pill boxes as you though and they look really good for me and my grandparents, do you know who makes them and what they're called?

Aug 27, 2016 2:59 AM

Thanks JAHMAC. Also, how have you found Medisafe and do you only use the pill function?

Aug 27, 2016 6:32 AM

It's great, because I have quite a few carers it's helpful because you can choose the color of the tablets and shape or whether it's a injection or liquid, it means that they all know exactly which medications I need to take, and if I have new staff start, it's easy for them to pick up too.

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