Remember to take your meds:
It’s important to take your medications, including aspirin, exactly as a doctor prescribes. But if you find it difficult to remember, here are some tips that may help.
- Use a pill organizer with compartments for every day and load it up once a week.
- Keep your pills where you’ll see them first thing in the morning, such as on top of your alarm clock or next to your coffeemaker.
- Set an appointment or recurring reminder on your phone. If you use a datebook, write yourself a note in a bright color so you can spot it easily.
- Post reminder notes where you’ll see them – on the refrigerator, by your toothbrush, or next to your computer.
- Ask a family member or friend to give you a daily reminder call until taking your medication becomes an ingrained habit.
- Use a device, such as a vibrating medication reminder watch.
- Download an app such as MediSafe, which even allows you to enlist the help of friends or family by alerting them if you’ve taken your medication.
You may want to try out a few of these tips until you find the one that works best for you. Be sure to check out the I am ProHeart Community on Facebook for more tips, plus lots more information, motivation and support.
Disclaimer: Aspirin is not appropriate for everyone, so be sure to talk to a doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen.