Suzanne: Forgetting and remembering to take medicines – Helpful reminders

Listen to patients and health professionals speak about their experience with taking multiple medicines.

Age at interview: 76
Number of medicines: 6
Cultural background: British (Caucasian)

Suzanne finds she gets ‘restless legs’ that keep her awake at night if she forgets to take her medicines.

Well, I find that … I suffer with restless legs extremely badly and I find, if I take my medication regularly, in a regular timeframe, it seems to subdue the restless legs. So, when I don't take it regularly and I miss … miss out and I'm four or five hours out, I'll get the restless legs. And I think, ‘Oh, you silly thing’, you know, because they're absolutely awful. I hate them. I have to get up in the night and I have to do physical things, like ... I've got the tidiest drawers in [Suzanne’s area]! I've never got any ironing to be done and I cook in the middle of the night. [laughs] So, I know that ... and I don't feel very well, so I know that I was really silly to miss out on that.

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The Living with multiple medicines project was developed in collaboration with Healthtalk Australia.