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lemonlemon's picture
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Vitamins

I got to thinking... When it says take 3x a day.... does that literally mean take ONE three times a day... or three pills at once? (Like vitex ... Royal Jelly...)

I try to space them out but then end up forgetting a lot of the time to take the last ones.. hehe

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Not sure, but darn it, I forgot to take my pre-natal. Thanks for the reminder.

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Too much in your system at one time will probably be filtered out - I'd set a reminder on my phone Smile

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It probably means to take 1 pill 3 times a day. In fact, it's always a good idea to space out your supplements. I have to take a bunch of stuff too so I space them out throughout the day. I actually have a giant pill box so I don't forget. Maybe you should pick one up too! lol I'll attach a pic so you can see how much easier it is to remember to take all of the supplements. Biggrin

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Haha Jina.. oh my... I have the regular weekly pill thing and I "restocked" it today.. and... barely could shut the lid! I think I'll start setting reminders- the hard part is when I work and school or run errands before.. Gonna go take some now!!!

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Wow. That is a LOT of pills, Jina. You are soooo organized too. My DH has to take pills throughout the day and had one of those and never used it. I ended up throwing it out in a de-cluttering spell.

I would say, setting the reminder is a great idea. I forget to take my three pills ONCE so I can't imagine trying to remember three times a day. I'd be screwed.

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Here's a tip for when you may be out and have to take pills/vitamins (I can't take my prenatals in the AM or they make me sick :puke2:) Get a little bottle or pill case and put a few of each you may need in and keep one in each purse - that way if your alarm goes off you've got some there! When you get home you just have to remember to restock from your weekly 'alotment' Smile
I was never good at taking pills (BCP - rarely got taken more than 2x a week!) I keep my vitamins in my lunch bag during the week Smile

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Cait, setting reminders is an excellent idea!

Marie, haha! I know....it is a lot but I *have* to take them since I have a blood clotting disorder that might be causing miscarriages. So it's a lot harder for me to forget to take them with something like that hanging over my head...lol.

Crystal, that's a great idea too! I've heard so many people say that their prenatals make them sick if they take them in the morning....I wonder why? I used to have a hard time swallowing my old prenatals because the smell of them would make me want to hurl. I've been on a different prenatal for about a year now and I love it. The pills taste and smell like vanilla/chocolate and they also have stool softeners in them so it keeps you regular...lol.

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"JKfmAustin" wrote:

Cait, setting reminders is an excellent idea!

Marie, haha! I know....it is a lot but I *have* to take them since I have a blood clotting disorder that might be causing miscarriages. So it's a lot harder for me to forget to take them with something like that hanging over my head...lol.

Crystal, that's a great idea too! I've heard so many people say that their prenatals make them sick if they take them in the morning....I wonder why? I used to have a hard time swallowing my old prenatals because the smell of them would make me want to hurl. I've been on a different prenatal for about a year now and I love it. The pills taste and smell like vanilla/chocolate and they also have stool softeners in them so it keeps you regular...lol.

Vanilla and Chocolate?? I want some of those! I'll have to look for them next time we're in Maine Smile I only have 2 choices - storebrand or name brand...

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Jina...I am impressed with your organizational skills! Wink

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Crystal, it's a prescription prenatal. Maybe you can ask your doctor to prescribe it for you. Biggrin I was put on these because (TMI warning) I've always suffered from chronic constipation. Now I don't have any problems! lol