After stopping my Prozac completely a few months ago, I initially felt fine. Unfortunately, over the past few weeks, I’ve had a lot of anxious thoughts. With the generalized anxiety symptoms back in full force, I decided to see a psychiatrist. He started me on Lexapro.
With the new medication on board, I decided to get a pill organizer. Since I’m also continuing with my Klonopin wean, I take .25mg in the morning and .25 mg at night. I ordered the Clear Mediplanner II from Amazon.
This is actually the second Clear Mediplanner I’ve bought. I purchased my first one several years ago, and it really stood the test of time. I eventually wrecked the plastic because I would remove the entire top to fill it up every 2 weeks and then open the individual compartments morning and at night. Over the years I took my pill organizer on every vacation and trip to visit relatives and friends.
The best thing about having a pill organizer is you never have to worry about missing a dose or accidentally doubling a dose of a medication, and I have done both. Not fun.
I take vitamins and supplements (multi, B complex, E, calcium with vitamin D) as well as my Synthroid, Klonopin, and now Lexapro, so that’s a lot of pills every day. The individual compartments are nice and big, each measuring around 1.125 inches.
I like filling up the compartments for 2 weeks. It’s easy to see if I’m running low on a vitamin or prescription medication, and then I can buy more or order a refill as the case may be. It takes a lot of the stress out of making sure I have enough of everything I need.
I think it’s important for me not to skip a dose of my Lexapro either, as I want to get the maximum benefit from it. And now that I’m in my 40’s I don’t really want to miss my calcium or any of my vitamins. Common sense and my doctor tell me I can’t miss a dose of my Synthroid, and there’s no way I can skip a dose of Klonopin.
If you take a combination of prescription medications, vitamins, and supplements like me, you really want to get a pill organizer to make your life a little easier.
I wish you peace,