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Old 03-19-2013, 05:19 AM   #1
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Missed dose of meds

Hi

I know you probably have a million of these posts on here and I apologize for the repeat.

I am taking 600 mg of Seroquel and 150 mg Lamactil (have been for ages). Sometiimes I have trouble remembering if I took my meds at bedtime but usually I can think back and figure it out. Last night I was distracted by my son and I just couldn't figure it out. I am almost 100% positive I missed them but not sure enough to risk double-dosing.

I probably psyched myself out but I was awake all night and now I feel incredilby fuzzy and "shocky." I just don't feel "right."

The only other times I have actually missed a dose have been if I've been drinking and not following my usual routine. Then, of course, I am nauseous and headache and all the rest of it that may or may not be because of the meds.

I have an extremely busy day today so I can't even call in sick and sleep the clock around.

Will these feelings get worse??

Thanks!

 
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:30 PM   #2
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Re: Missed dose of meds

I have found pill boxes helpful when I can't remember. I am guessing the lack of consistency in everything could make you feel fuzzy.

 
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:02 AM   #3
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Re: Missed dose of meds

It's very common for anyone who's on medications (not just bipolar meds) to forget dosages. After all it's a lot to keep up with. Something that's helped me is using a fancy pill box with morning, nights, and days of the week listed on the boxes. It may also help to make a neat daily or weekly chart with little boxes you can check off when you take each dose. As for the fuzzy head feelings- I'm not sure about this because I haven't taken the meds you are taking. I have experienced a cloudy headed feeling with my meds even when taking them as prescribed. Hope this helps.

 
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