Originally Posted by Tulip21
It sounds like you should never be prescribed benzos to self-administer. Because certain patients with chronic anxiety are prescribed benzos to be taken daily twice a day, I am surprised I have never heard of this memory loss like you experienced as forgetting you took your dose. I guess those weekly pill counters would work in your case, but I hope you never take another benzo! Your experience is so scary! Thanks for sharing it.
My ability to self administer medication has never been a problem. I said it before and I'll say it again, then I'm done explaining myself. This was a side effect from the benzos. It's not as if I took it KNOWING that I was taking more than i should. I not only forgot that I had taken my dose already, I forgot three friggin days of my life!!!
I don't need a pill counter as I don't have multiple meds to take at multiple times during the day. But they are a great idea for people that do. Pill counter or not, I still would have had the same side effect.
I had taken it in the past without incident and don't know why it had this effect this time. But as we get older our bodies change. Good example, I was never allergic to any medication, ever. Right around 35, all of a sudden I'm allergic to penicillin. So things change.
It's not a matter of NEVER taking a benzo again,so much as it is a good indication that my body has indeed changed and I need to pay attention whenever I take ANY medication. Even if I've taken it in the past, it may have negative side effects the next time.
Have a good day all.