Do you forget your're meds?

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I only have to take 2,5mg of Bisoprolol and 100mg of CardioAspirin per day for my AFIB, but there have been a few days that I forgot if I had taken them!

Usually, it was during a busy morning and I had lots of things going on in my head.

Most of the mornings I would just leave it and go on with the normal dosage the following day.

Talking of being "not in the moment"

Anyone out there experienced the same thing?


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  • Posted

    I suppose once or twice a year I forget to take my pills and end up skipping a day.  A few more times a year I find the regular time inconvenient but get to them within a few hours.
  • Posted

    Don't worry I think most of us have done the same,  I find getting a small calendar then ripping of the monthly page applicable and placing it under my pills helps,  I just put a cross thru the date.  


  • Posted

    I put mine in a little dish beside my bed do see them when I get up. 
  • Posted

    Hi Janco,

    ?I take blood pressure tablets after getting up, first thing. My AF related stuff in the evening. I usually forget if my App alarm on my phone to remind me fails or if my routine is upset. Happens 2 or 3 times a year. 

    I do not even attempt to play 'catch ups'.


  • Posted

    I have my pills sorted into little containers with the days of week on them. I have high blood pressure as well as persistent afib. I am scared of having a stroke, especially if I miss taking the Pradaxa so I am pretty on to it. 
    • Posted

      Your chance of having a stroke is determined by the structure of your left atrial appendage so in theory many people are taking NOAC's or Warfarin needlessly. A echocardiogram should tell if you are in that category or not. There is a lot of information on line  about it. The other option that I elected to have privately is to have a Watchman device or Amplatzer amulet fitted in the LAA to stop clots escaping and doing away with blood thinners.

    • Posted

      My left atrium is severely enlarged. I started off with atrial flutter but it soon changed to afib. I have had one cardioversion and I was in nsr for 2 days .  I think I need to  be on Pradaxa for now.  
    • Posted

      I was told that mine was the wrong shape to have a successful cardioversion but if I have an ablation it will change the shape of the LAA   and may allow me to have one.
    • Posted

      Very interesting re the structure of the atria determining ones actual risk of stroke. Do you have any links to enable me to learn more re this. I have a feeling I might be left on tablets propherlactically as have had a first episode of AF lasting a few weeks on and off. I am aged 55 and very fit so ? cause. ..possibly stress.I am on 2.5 of bisoprolol and 5mg twice daily aapixaban.

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