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Logging As Needed Meds
Louise_WebMD_Staff posted:
Last doctor visit with the primary care doctor, we discussed the difficulties in making decisions about her meds because of not knowing how often she is taking the as needed meds. My mother and I know it is less, but how often? That is the problem.

So, I am logging it in a notepad for now. The question is whether there is a better way. What information would be useful? What information is too much? So far, I am just including the med, the time, and the amount.
renalupie1 responded:
that sounds good. mom and I kept a daily "diary" if you will. she had to keep track of a lot of things! but she noted each day how she felt, what "extra" meds she took etc. Sounds like you are on the right track. We would take her diary to her doctor visits and he loved it. It came in so handy so many times.... But we had to track fluid in fluid out, blood pressures, daily weights, food consumption, everything. Gee, maybe I should develop and sell a diary like that, I could make millions! LOL
Johnnie38 responded:
I use a calendar system. I have a spiral style calendar that has a month at a glance on the entire page at the start of a month followed by the days of the month with two days per page and about 20 lines for notes per day. On the at a glance page, I log bullet points of info. If more needs to be noted, I put a star by that bullet point and add details on the daily page. Good luck in setting up an effective system.

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