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Old 09-22-2012, 04:16 PM   #3291
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I often stash my purse in the van when shopping and carry driver's license, credit cards, insurance cards & a $20 bill in a thin card carrier in my pocket. There isn't much of value left in my purse - brush, pens, receipts, cough drops, etc. As much other junk as there is in my van, it's easy to bury the purse out of sight. I carry my phone in a holster on my waistband.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:32 PM   #3292
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Medication Lists, folks. It's important for you to have with you, at all times, a list of your medications. There's nothing worse than trying to remember your meds telling the emergency room nurse what you take as you are experiencing a heart attack!!!

I keep an up to date list on the computer and make several copies, when folded in half they are the size of a credit card. I print them out on colored paper so they are easy to spot and keep them in my wallet. Then I can hand folks a copy when they ask and always have a reference.
I'm so new to this PF. So I should carry it with me? I have never had to take prescription medicine before this. I have been on medicine for my under-active thyroid for about four months now. I guess it is not really a list. Just one medicine. Would you write it on a card to carry in my wallet? I know people who take all kinds of things, and they have a big long list. I am lucky to just have the one I guess.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:51 PM   #3293
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I'm so new to this PF. So I should carry it with me? I have never had to take prescription medicine before this. I have been on medicine for my under-active thyroid for about four months now. I guess it is not really a list. Just one medicine. Would you write it on a card to carry in my wallet? I know people who take all kinds of things, and they have a big long list. I am lucky to just have the one I guess.
Yes, I would just write it on a card, your dosage and who your doctor is. Also any allergies you have. Trim the card to fit in a credit card slot in your wallet. Then you always have it with you when you leave the house.

While thyroid medicine is not as life and death as some heart medications, it's still a good habit to get into. Some medications are important for emergency personnel to know about.

I have over nine medications, it's much easier for me to hand over a copy of my list than it is to remember my meds and dosages...And Shrek's meds and all the meds my patients take. By the end of the day, it's hard for me to remember just what it is I take
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:59 PM   #3294
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Thanks PF. I just put it into my wallet. I guess it's a good habit to get into in case I have more meds in the future. Mom was on over 20 at a time. I hope I never get to that point. So far I have been fairly healthy.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:11 PM   #3295
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I laugh when I renew my BP meds at the drivein med renewal. They always ask, "Is that the only prescription you need?". I tell them that one is enough.

Apparently, when you go beyond 50 years old, you're supposed to have more than one script.
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:57 PM   #3296
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I laugh when I renew my BP meds at the drivein med renewal. They always ask, "Is that the only prescription you need?". I tell them that one is enough.

Apparently, when you go beyond 50 years old, you're supposed to have more than one script.

Some people are just slackers.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:07 PM   #3297
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:38 PM   #3298
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I laugh when I renew my BP meds at the drivein med renewal. They always ask, "Is that the only prescription you need?". I tell them that one is enough.

Apparently, when you go beyond 50 years old, you're supposed to have more than one script.
I wish I was back in the day when I only needed one...

I just found out I used up all my Flex Account already. At least it got me through most of the year.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:04 PM   #3299
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I laugh when I renew my BP meds at the drivein med renewal. They always ask, "Is that the only prescription you need?". I tell them that one is enough.

Apparently, when you go beyond 50 years old, you're supposed to have more than one script.
I'm good with one. Actually I was happy to have none, but hypothyroidism really runs in my family so it was just a matter of time.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:11 PM   #3300
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Apparently, when you go beyond 50 years old, you're supposed to have more than one script.
I have always said to mum, gee how many tablets do you take daily

Mum has lots of scripts...I myself now have about 3
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