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Dear anyone, I need to not be able to run out of my meds to soon.I seem to allways run out of my meds(MS Contin 60mg, Oxycodone 15mg and diazepm 10mg)My Dr. allways gives me more except for the month in between seeing him.My Dr.Knows that after 40 plus years I whould never sell nor intenaly take more.If ANYONE has a idea of how to not run short please,please let me know and please no lectures....i lock in a lock box,in a locked closet and wish to be on time this time!!!And thats my new years revaltion.To all pharmers and thier familys "Best wishes for a safe and fun"

 

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Solutions depend on why you are running out early

Dan,
Have someone hold onto your meds and give them to you at the appropriate times.
Why are you running through the meds early?
If it simply that you aren't keeping track of taking your meds, a log book might he of help, or there are several apps that send you alerts when it is time for you to take a dose.
If it is because you are taking more than you are supposed to, having someone else give you your meds , at the right timed is a good way of helping keep you on track.
Lock boxes are only a good preventative measure in someone else getting into your meds, not necessarily helpful if you have gotten into a pattern of taking them more often than your dosing schedule.

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Sandi....thank you!!!!

Dear Sandi, Thank you!  I just this morning(5:30) started keeping an active log up to the second(done at time of distribution of medicnes) I have tried letting someone else "hold"my RXs and that did not work on so many levals as my Son and daughter live out of town and my so called freinds messed up(not stealing,however everything else!) Thank you for your sugesting about a log.It must be filled out and i only take out what is needed for a single day at a time.Peace to you!   RD

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someone to distribute them

As suggested by Sandy123 is an excellent idea and what I have done myself since 2011, I kept running shy of pks and my sister was kind enough to be my 'pharmacist'. She leaves me out meds m, w, & f; 2,2 & 3 days worth respectively, all with the full knowledge and approval of my PM doc. Since that time I have never run short and have even managed to save some, she leaves them in a realtor's lock-box and it works excellent for me anywhoo if no one is availible there are clinics where I live that for a small fee will do the same but then they act like 'pill-nazis' so I stayed away from them but good luck. I know exactly where you are coming from and the last 5-7 days used to be torture for me so I hope things work out for you..

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 I carry 2 days worth of meds in a small pill bottle..every other day I top it off...often don't need to add full days worth of oxy or xanax and can keep a small surplus put up for emergency's.

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Some pharmacies will also take your meds

And put them into blister packs, Webster packs, I believe is the term, with the day and time printed on each package, so that the patient is able to ensure correct day and time of each dosage.
These Webster packs are covered by most insurances as well.
RD, glad the log idea is working for you. If you find that it doesn't, talk to your pharmacist about the blister packs.

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Glad it is working RD...best

Glad it is working RD...best of luck to you

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get you a "nurse"

i, not sure if your married or have a signifigant other but even a friend,someone who takes your recovery seriously..Also they have to be TRUSTWORTHY AND HONEST! (Rpt Tht) TRUSTWORTHY AND HONEST!! (or else this wont work..) tell this person your PRESCRIBED dose and have THEM dispense it to you at the desiganated times.

  a friend of mine,his nurse was his MOTHER..HE was always running short and every moning he got a little "exy-dose" bag like they sell at wal mart marked AM...then at 6:00 he would get a bag marked PM. and no MATTER HOW MUCH HE BEGGED FOR MORE,SHE WOULD NOT BUDGE!

  And bc of this,not only did he never run short..hed also sometimes have several pills leftover! 

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Goats good advice

Thanks Goat.all advice is well...I am keeping two days worth of meds onme at a time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Peace in 2016 and beyond!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!RD

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Thanks Goat!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  1. Dear Goat,Thank you!!!!!!!!!! I have implamated the system you sugested,i take out TWO days worth of meds at a time and put in bottle and put the rest away!!!!!!!!!!!!!Seems to work,and my friends and other persons around are as happy as me(well almost as me!)I also took a extra step by putting a another step of a medium place  to  stash some in  the middle but your "plan" is and shall keep working and you have made my life allot mose real than before!!! THANK YOU GOAT!!!!Peace, RD
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Sandi....thank you!!!!

Dear Sandi, i have no one i can nor would trust who is available.Goat has a plan that seems to work.....................I would choose how you said and want to valadate you for that(sorry it took so long for my reply!)I loved being married but well i am no longer married and that is at least for me a nightmare!   in addition to Goats "two day plan"i also do not show people how many or where the supply may be,so its all up to me and i am ready to step-up and keep to the ocassion.Peace,Rocker Dan