Rebecca (beeker121) wrote,

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I am getting back into the habit of taking pills daily.  This is something I've never been good at, my schedule is strange enough that it has been difficult to be consistent.  Taking something with a meal every day still results in a possible several hour swing.  And for the last two plus years, I haven't ever slept in the same place regularly (only my place or J's) but it's even harder to get a routine started.

This time I'm on cytomax (thyroid hormone) twice a day, and the surgeon recommended calcium supplements as well (which are just smart for a woman my age really).  Of course the tricky part is that the hormone dosages should be 12 hours apart, and ideally I shouldn't take calcium within four hours on either side of taking the hormone (it affects the absorption).  So I'm creating a new routine.

Right now I have an alarm set on my phone for 7am.  At that point I take the hormone pill I set in a shot glass by my bedside the night before, and go back to sleep.  At 1p I take the calcium, and at 7p I take the hormone again.

I can't plan too far into the future right now - I go back off the hormone in three weeks to get ready for the radiation - and after that I don't know if I'll still be on a two a day regimen.  I do want to work in some other supplements with the calcium at 1p - i really should be taking a multivitamin at least.  So it looks like I'll be setting several alarms on my phone and making pills a habit.  It'll be interesting to see how this goes.

Are there any supplements you take that you swear by?
Tags: pills, thyroid

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