So,does anybody know...

outdoorgirl
outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
I know,call me a Daft Sod and chemo brain,and the fact that it is way late and I've been on the computer for way too long-but I've done something that I've never done before and now I feel stupid and a little worried! I took my nightly tamoxifen before I got on the computer tonight-just forgot that I took it and I just took another one!! I know,go ahead and laugh-I'm due it...
What do you guys think?
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  • Dawne.Hope
    Dawne.Hope Member Posts: 823
    I'm not sure
    Outdoorgirl,

    That sounds like something I'd do! : )

    I'm not sure what to tell you. I did quick search on google and didn't find anything, not that it is failproof, anyway.

    On the business card for my onocologist there is a medical exchange number where a doctor on-call can be reached 24 hours a day. Do you access to such a number? That would be the first thing I'd do.

    Is your tamox. 20 mg? Did you take the whole pill or just half?

    In the 2010 Mosby's drug reference book, it has suggested doses for an adult to 20-40 mg ... so 40 mg isn't toxic, but at the very least you def. need to call your onocologist in the morning.

    Wish I could be more helpful.

    Anyone else?
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565

    I'm not sure
    Outdoorgirl,

    That sounds like something I'd do! : )

    I'm not sure what to tell you. I did quick search on google and didn't find anything, not that it is failproof, anyway.

    On the business card for my onocologist there is a medical exchange number where a doctor on-call can be reached 24 hours a day. Do you access to such a number? That would be the first thing I'd do.

    Is your tamox. 20 mg? Did you take the whole pill or just half?

    In the 2010 Mosby's drug reference book, it has suggested doses for an adult to 20-40 mg ... so 40 mg isn't toxic, but at the very least you def. need to call your onocologist in the morning.

    Wish I could be more helpful.

    Anyone else?

    Thanks for your
    reply,Dawne.
    Yep,my tamoxifen is 20 mg and I took the whole one!! Thanks for doing all of that research,I really appreciate it!
    Is that really something you might do-or were you really thinking-wow,she is really flaky,can't believe anyone would really do that!! Come on,come clean...hahaha!
    Might be a good idea to call my onc and ask,but I'm a little too embarrassed to do so. They know me too well by now,and they would definately think that!
  • m_azingrace
    m_azingrace Member Posts: 399

    Thanks for your
    reply,Dawne.
    Yep,my tamoxifen is 20 mg and I took the whole one!! Thanks for doing all of that research,I really appreciate it!
    Is that really something you might do-or were you really thinking-wow,she is really flaky,can't believe anyone would really do that!! Come on,come clean...hahaha!
    Might be a good idea to call my onc and ask,but I'm a little too embarrassed to do so. They know me too well by now,and they would definately think that!

    on remembering meds...
    Outdoorgirl, yesterday, during my pre-coffee haze, I took my med then forgot I'd taken it. Later on I strted wondering if I had actually....or was it a dream? (dream about taking pills...things are worse than I imagined). I started wondering if it would be better to skip a day or to double-up? Or maybe wait until evening, and sort of "split the difference"? Fortunatley I'm due for a refill, so I knew how many pills would be there if I did or if I didn't, and I was able to dope it out. Next time I get to town I'll get one of those daily pill boxes. Then...I only have to remember what day it is! HUGS to you. Gracie
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159
    Too Much Tamoxifen!!!!!
    I think, if I read the internet article right, by this time next week you will either grow a testicle, or win a break dance contest on the Love Boat talent show night...I can't remember which!

    I was NORORIOUS for not remembering if I took my Arimidex~ until I finally got one of those Mon-Sun pill keepers. Well duh! If it was Monday , all I had to do was look and see if the little box still had Monday's pill in it! It saved me sooo many times. As if it all wasn't stressful enough, right?

    Do yourself a favor and call your DR just to put your mind at ease; you know you are not the first one to have made this mistake. You will feel better just hearing your Medical Team tell you so, I'm sure!

    Hugs,
    Chen♥
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    chenheart said:

    Too Much Tamoxifen!!!!!
    I think, if I read the internet article right, by this time next week you will either grow a testicle, or win a break dance contest on the Love Boat talent show night...I can't remember which!

    I was NORORIOUS for not remembering if I took my Arimidex~ until I finally got one of those Mon-Sun pill keepers. Well duh! If it was Monday , all I had to do was look and see if the little box still had Monday's pill in it! It saved me sooo many times. As if it all wasn't stressful enough, right?

    Do yourself a favor and call your DR just to put your mind at ease; you know you are not the first one to have made this mistake. You will feel better just hearing your Medical Team tell you so, I'm sure!

    Hugs,
    Chen♥

    Thanks you guys!
    Haha Claudia-that's pretty funny! If I start growing an Adam's apple then I will really know I'm in trouble!!
    You know what's sad-I bought one of those M-Su pill containers ,and I havn't even taken it out of the wrapper yet(and I've had it for a while!!)! Guess it's time...
    And yes,I will call.
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    Hey,just
    wanted to let you guys know,I called my pharmacy and told them and he said to just not take my pill tonight! I was embarrassed,but he made me feel at ease and said to never feel bad about asking questions.
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member

    Hey,just
    wanted to let you guys know,I called my pharmacy and told them and he said to just not take my pill tonight! I was embarrassed,but he made me feel at ease and said to never feel bad about asking questions.

    patty,
    don't be embarrassed, if any one of us could honestly say they never forgot if they took their pill or not, I will take two of mine ( or maybe it will only be one because I forgot??? )! hah! hows that?
    =^..^=
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    cats_toy said:

    patty,
    don't be embarrassed, if any one of us could honestly say they never forgot if they took their pill or not, I will take two of mine ( or maybe it will only be one because I forgot??? )! hah! hows that?
    =^..^=

    Thanks Cat!
    You know,I thought you were going to pick on me for staying up so late(since you know I'm like that!!)!
  • mmontero38
    mmontero38 Member Posts: 1,510
    I forget all the time even
    I forget all the time even when it's antibiotics, so now I make it a point to take all my meds in the morning right before I drink my coffee. I line all of them up and believe me I take many, many pills. But.... yesterday I forgot. I got up super late, didn't have time to even look at the coffee machine and forgot to take my pills. Other times, I can't remember if I took them or not. Now, I bought one of those weekly pill thingys but I take so many that they don't all fit. I'm in deep trouble. Hugs, Lili
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565

    I forget all the time even
    I forget all the time even when it's antibiotics, so now I make it a point to take all my meds in the morning right before I drink my coffee. I line all of them up and believe me I take many, many pills. But.... yesterday I forgot. I got up super late, didn't have time to even look at the coffee machine and forgot to take my pills. Other times, I can't remember if I took them or not. Now, I bought one of those weekly pill thingys but I take so many that they don't all fit. I'm in deep trouble. Hugs, Lili

    Lili,
    maybe you need the jumbo size pill holder!!Haha!
    Boy after hearing about all that you have to take,I feel silly about having only 3 and forgetting that!!
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member

    Thanks Cat!
    You know,I thought you were going to pick on me for staying up so late(since you know I'm like that!!)!

    oh yeah!
    Patty! what were you doing up so late?????
    he he
    =^,,^=
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159

    Thanks you guys!
    Haha Claudia-that's pretty funny! If I start growing an Adam's apple then I will really know I'm in trouble!!
    You know what's sad-I bought one of those M-Su pill containers ,and I havn't even taken it out of the wrapper yet(and I've had it for a while!!)! Guess it's time...
    And yes,I will call.

    I am glad you called the
    I am glad you called the pharmacy~ pharmacists know everything! They are really amazing! Now take that pill minder out of its wrapper and fill it with Meds! Oh yeah, today is THURSDAY...and the hint is, when you take your pill, leave that days door open so you know what day you took ur last one....

    LOL

    Hugs,
    Chen♥
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    cats_toy said:

    oh yeah!
    Patty! what were you doing up so late?????
    he he
    =^,,^=

    Shouldn't have said
    anything! You know me,I always have to have the last word...haha!
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    chenheart said:

    I am glad you called the
    I am glad you called the pharmacy~ pharmacists know everything! They are really amazing! Now take that pill minder out of its wrapper and fill it with Meds! Oh yeah, today is THURSDAY...and the hint is, when you take your pill, leave that days door open so you know what day you took ur last one....

    LOL

    Hugs,
    Chen♥

    Thanks Claudia
    for the tip!
  • chenheart
    chenheart Member Posts: 5,159

    Thanks Claudia
    for the tip!

    Seriously, I had a pt I took
    Seriously, I had a pt I took care of ( home care) and I hd to set her pills out for her to take in the AM b4 I got there...that's how she remembered~ I left the doors to the already taken ones open so that there was no mistake. Even if she didn't know what day it was ( and often she didn't) she took her AM pill on the right day! One less thing to worry about~ it worked for her and it worked when I got the Arimidex!

    Hugs,
    Chen♥
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member

    Shouldn't have said
    anything! You know me,I always have to have the last word...haha!

    oh no!
    don't start that again!!!! lol
  • Dawne.Hope
    Dawne.Hope Member Posts: 823

    I'm not sure
    Outdoorgirl,

    That sounds like something I'd do! : )

    I'm not sure what to tell you. I did quick search on google and didn't find anything, not that it is failproof, anyway.

    On the business card for my onocologist there is a medical exchange number where a doctor on-call can be reached 24 hours a day. Do you access to such a number? That would be the first thing I'd do.

    Is your tamox. 20 mg? Did you take the whole pill or just half?

    In the 2010 Mosby's drug reference book, it has suggested doses for an adult to 20-40 mg ... so 40 mg isn't toxic, but at the very least you def. need to call your onocologist in the morning.

    Wish I could be more helpful.

    Anyone else?

    Yes, it really is something I'd do!
    Outdoorgirl,

    I wasn't trying to appease, I really would do something like that!

    I just started taking Tamox. on Monday and it's the only pill I take. But if taking pills is gonna take the same road like the rest of my life recently, I'm gonna get a pill box too! Seriously, I forget where I put my keys, my purse, my checkbook, I even forgot the other day where I parked my car. Talk about way too much on my mind!

    I'm glad you called the pharmacist and it's all worked out!

    But know that I am going to get one of those pills boxes because I'm thinking it is just a matter of time before I do the same thing... :))))

    Blessings,
    d.h.
  • lynn1950
    lynn1950 Member Posts: 2,570
    I think you are one of a
    I think you are one of a legion of us. At least that is what I choose to believe. I have one of those pill thingies with am/pm compartments. I still forget sometimes... xoxoxoxLynn
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188

    Lili,
    maybe you need the jumbo size pill holder!!Haha!
    Boy after hearing about all that you have to take,I feel silly about having only 3 and forgetting that!!

    Don't laugh....
    Bought the Jumbo Pill Box! Lots of room, very colorful....too many slots! Try to figure out the four time slots when you wake up at different times each day. Still can't remember to take them! Miss a day.....just try to remember what day I am on. Leave the lid open? Nope....too risky, I thought I forgot to fill them! Set them out in the morning? The cat decided they were perfect "Tic Tacs" to bat around...three hours later I was able to breath when I found the last one! Set them by your toothbrush? I set mine on top of my toothbrush and somehow they ended up in the toilet everytime! Have people remind you? After ten times, they figure if they remember to ask, you should remember to take them! Sigh.....Can't they just make a once a month patch? OK, I'll settle for the private male nurse that gives me my meds!! Teehee....Pammy
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    Patty ♥
    You are a Daft Sod! But, I think that is a Good Thing! ( as I am one too hehe)

    Just glad that it is ok and that you will be fine. That is all that matters!


    Love, Jeanne ♥