Eejit!!!!: Well, I guess there's a first time for... - PMRGCAuk

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Eejit!!!!

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Well, I guess there's a first time for everything... but feel I like a right idiot!!!

It was 1:30 this afternoon, before I realised, I had forgotten to take my Prednisolone!

I wondered why I felt weird and sluggish, just off... it was like I was going in slow motion and couldn't get going.

Not sure what happened... as it's the same routine everyday; up before 7:00am, drink 8 oz of water, eat yogurt and blueberries, take my Pred, sit on couch, go to HealthUnlocked and see what's new.

There is no wavering from that routine... What the hell happened this morning, I have no idea! I can't even remember this morning!!!

All I know, is that by 2:00 this afternoon, I could not keep my eyes open and I literally passed out, across the bed, and slept until 4:00!

Definitely don't want to do that again! Not fun. I'm feeling okay now, but man was that weird!!!!!

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Oh dear! That’s being polite. It’s horrible when you realise you’ve forgotten. I’ve done it twice, first time didn’t realise until following day, second time realised late afternoon and I took the dose straight away. I had the most awful nightmare. Frightening husband with my screaming, never done that before. I am presuming it was the Pred taken late causing the problem. You’ve had a lovely weekend, I’m still jealous, kept thinking about you in Dorset. Plus the excitement of four days of your Grandson. Tomorrow is another day. Enjoy your time with Max, forget everything else, rest and recuperate later. I thank God I don’t have to work at least I can take to the sofa when required.

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Yes... it was the MOST horrible feeling! Feeling more relaxed now, since the nap! Hoping I don't have nightmares! Thank you for commiserating with me... and making me feel like it's an normal thing to do! : )

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to Hidden

Almost everybody has done it at some point. Closely followed by managing to take a double dose...

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: o Noooooooooooooo!

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to Hidden

True story...

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I was afraid you were.... : (

HeronNS
HeronNS in reply to Hidden

Just reading through this post and interested to see how many of us have forgotten twice, including me.

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: o

ConventCassie
ConventCassie in reply to PMRpro

And if you don’t follow with double dose-is that bad? (I’ll see if I can get thru the work day.) ME - double alarms & everything!!!

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to ConventCassie

No - take the dose as soon as you remember the same day, even if it is quite late - next day, take your normal dose at the normal time. You shouldn't really take a double dose (except by mistake...)

ConventCassie
ConventCassie in reply to PMRpro

I’m on 4 Mg. I discovered I missed my 11pm dose at 7:00 am the next day (my time for 2 Mg a.m. dose). I took my regular a.m. dose only. Worked all day - even did stairs at 7 pm but was a little lethargic all day. I’m thinking as I was going to start my 10 day 31/2 August 1st Taper I’ll just consider this the beginning of the taper for August & go 10 days & do 1/2 less then. How does that sound?

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to ConventCassie

Sounds good - while a single day at a lower dose may be fine doing it every day is another matter! Hopefully your taper will work again - and again, and again ;-)

Rosbud
Rosbud in reply to Hidden

Easily done , we all have so much going on in our minds , fingers crossed for nightmare free sleep ,enjoy your time with your little cherub , cherish him while he's young and still up for hugs xxx

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It was very easy done... which is what freaked me out! I never want to do it again.

My little cherub made it all better though... : )

Rosbud
Rosbud in reply to Hidden

Always feel better for A

Hug with my little great grandson xx

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Thank you! It was a nightmare free sleep... although I did not get to sleep until after 2:00am today!

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Whoops. Easily done. Make sure you rest and let it catch up for your visitors.

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Yes, that is exactly what I'm doing... They left late so will be later than I expected. Probably a good thing!!! Thank you!!!!

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At least the universe slowed them down.

I just spent the weekend with family. Really enjoyed it but went to bed early and am resting now home. Good things are easier to manage. Didn't you ask them not to visit before? Look how far you have come. Brilliant.

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That is exactly what I thought! YES! I asked them to leave early because I was exhausted and could not take it... not this time. I will rest and sleep and nap and play! I'm so happy you spent time with your family over weekend... that's super! Now rest!

MichaelW
MichaelW in reply to Hidden

After ordering a med Id wristband to replace my blue steroid card I am now trialling a phone app Medisafe (others are available) that prompts you when you need to take meds. I am using as a guest which means your data is not backed up .Can also prompt you to reorder which is another thing that I have forgotten

In it’s basic form it is free

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Very, cool! However, I HATE to admit I need it!!!!! I have NEVER forgotten! Ia m hoping today was an anomaly!

Hollyseden
Hollyseden in reply to Hidden

I remember when you asked your beloveds to leave early because you were so unwell. Haven't you made progress. Now rest up for next time 😊

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Yes... I was so exhausted ad anxious, and Max was sick and miserable... and they we're leaving next day to to Dover anyway... made them leave early! and cried the rest the day!!!!! : (

Hollyseden
Hollyseden in reply to Hidden

I'm sure your daughter understood completely and that is in the past now. Lots of fun to be had in the future 👏👏

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She did which made it easier...

In my rush on Monday I forgot to take some tab, only blood pressure, and calcium and vit D.

I just took them when I noticed, no big deal for me.

Why did I forget, must have been the fun of the day, my excuse anyway.

Hope your feeling better :)

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Yes, I think I was caught up in the excitement of the day to come... thinking about Max arriving or dinner or something I don't usually think about at 6:45!!!! I am feeling better thank you!

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Welcome to “The I Won’t Forget Again Club!”

But you will, some people do it once or twice & swear it’ll never happen again!........

The first time l slumped over the PC about 12noon feeling like 🤬

The 2nd & last time, l was on my way home with my husband & kept repeating ‘I really don’t feel well!’ It was about 4pm in the afternoon & l thought my number was up! I didn’t discover until the following morning exactly what l’d done but l can tell you, never to be repeated!

Take it easy & you might be awake a bit later tonight but don’t beat yourself up it happens to the best of us & luckily we live to tell the tale! xx

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Ahhhhh thank you! I was hoping there would be a CLUB!!!!! I am awake a bit late!!!!!! It's 12:21... everyone has gone to bed, except me!!!!!! : 0

Thank you for making me feel a little about the two, count them, two times I’ve done the same thing! “Eejit” but not alone!

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First time you think it’ll never happen again, then it does! But 2nd time seems to leave an indelible imprint on your mind! 🙃

vnett
vnett in reply to Hidden

I’m prepared for a 3rd!!!

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But hopefully it’ll never happen🤞

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NO! I refuse!

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Noooooooo, no second time!!!!!

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Cool, I feel better knowing I'm not alone!!!!!

vnett
vnett in reply to Hidden

I do hope you’re feeling better in all ways.

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Hidden in reply to vnett

I am... thank you! Just WIDE AWAKE!!!!! Usually in bed by 10:00!!!!!

We have all done it

Lesson learnt

I have done it twice but carefully count them every morning

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I didn't even look at today's allocation... I just forgot I took any pills at all!!!

Well...I'm really very sorry for any short term suffering you might have experienced with your oversight in taking your morning dosage of Prednisolone. Hopefully, that is now all a distant memory.

I have done this on two occasions recently and was quite surprised at how swift the effects of missing my normal dosage kicked in.

However, all that is overshadowed by the fact that you know what the word "eejit" means! I'm extremely impressed. In Scotland, the word is almost as popular as "Irn-Bru"! Explain please?

My (English born ) grandchildren just love using this word...big up to you and wishes that you are feeling much more balanced now...xxx

PMRpro
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Then there's numpties...

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One of my other favourites !!!

vnett
vnett in reply to PMRpro

You’ve got me on that one! Define please. I like the sound of it!

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Oh I love the sound of that one... NUM-TY... it almost sounds cute, but t means, "a stupid or ineffectual person! "

vnett
vnett in reply to Hidden

Oh, I’m going to be using that one!! Thanks! Hope you sleep well, eventually!

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Me too!!!! Thanks

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Cool, Numpty! : )

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Hidden in reply to Pipalina

Irn-Bru (/ˌaɪərnˈbruː/ "iron brew") is a Scottish carbonated soft drink, often described as "Scotland's other national drink" (after whisky). Scotland is the only country in the world that produces a soft drink that outsells Coca Cola.

I used to drink it in Florida!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

Thank you.. I like that your grandchildren and I love using this word!!!!! : )

PMRpro
PMRproAmbassador in reply to Hidden

Don't know about Pipalina - but my interest was in how you knew the word eejit!

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My husband did a very good job of teaching me all the United Kingdom (and Irish) colloquialisms... and of course swear words! : )

Pipalina
Pipalina in reply to PMRpro

Yes, I was interested to know how mamici1 knew the word eejit - but now I do. It's a well used word north of the border!

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My husband's Dad was born in Carlisle, Cumbria... and my hubby spent many a summer there!

Wow.. not exactly what I would expect but interesting.

I forgot my AA the other day - I never forget! Or so I Thought! I must say my first waking thought used to be very different to the current "where's my steroids"? Hub brings me brekkie (I make the night before) and I wallow in my pit waiting for them to start their magic. You must have felt perfectly dreadful so hope you are much recovered now. X

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I did feel dreadful... but had NO IDEA why??? Thank you, I feel fine now, but wide awake!!!!!!!

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I nearly had a disaster this morning and did not realise that I had dropped one of my 5g of Ped in the sink.Thankfully my daughter who I am on holiday with found it and I was able to have it. We all have off days!

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F*^K!!!!! Yeah that would be bad!!!!! Thank goodness you found it!

I've done it once - that was enough - especially as we were en route to our orchard for a day's work and couldn't get back until after lunch at least. i was waiting ... waiting to feel some dreadful symptoms come on - but strangely they didn't - I took the then about 20 mg dose and felt fine - it made me realise we have 'some' latitude. Still a very bothersome experience. You were probably just a little distracted with Max arriving - so good you are on top of things again - he wants you in top form - so go for it !!!

XX

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Yes, that's what I think! Distracted. ...but I felt like shite!!!! I was sooooo tired all of a sudden, and just felt weird and like I was in SLOOOOOOOW MOOTION. I was like the Twilight Zone! I am on top of things... just want to be tired and go to bed now!!!!!

xxxx

Tip I read on here was to always keep a few pred in your purse or bag. Handy if you ever find yourself out and about and realise you've forgotten your dose for that day. Not that you will ever do that again...

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I have a 5mg strip of Pred in the middle of my Blue Steroid Card, along with an Elastoplast & some soluble aspirin (not for me but for 999 emergency, stroke/heart attack)

Former Girl Guide ‘Be Prepared’

Mrs N 💅🏼

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OH! Wow! That is a good idea... if I had been out I would have been screwed!

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I’ve got some in the glove box in the car too just remember to replace/rotate them so they don’t go out of date.

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All great tips, thanks! Never get caught off guard again, I say!

Blimey another human with pmr 😂 I wish my forgetfulness was that limited. Hope tomorrow is back on track

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Hahahahahahaha. OH, it's NOT! What's my name????

Changing the order of my meds has completely thrown me. I make many variations of mistake now, it’s quite bizarre!

I am no where near your doses but I do get mornings like that whether I’ve taken Pred or not. The signals are not so clear on low doses. Glad you caught it. Did it affect your sleep? Xx

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