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    My DH called me before he headed home from work to tell me that he had been in ER for high blood pressure most of the day. He was feeling ok and it had gone way down. I knew it was high last night but it had gone down. He made it home ok and as we were watching TV he mentioned that if I had reminded him to take his meds last week when he was stressed it wouldn't have gotten so high. I was speechless for a moment. I reminded him that he is supposed to take his pills everyday even when he feels fine. He came back with, it would have been easier to take them if I hadn't "lost" all the weekly pill boxes. He never takes a rx for longer than 3 days in row any way, and gets angry when I ask him if he takes his pill.
    Uggg! sorry for venting.

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    Oh my sounds like my husband :) If I don't remind him then somehow it is my fault for HIS forgetting to take his medication even though he is an adult and I thought I was his wife not his mother! Well the good news he is ok!

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    Sometimes you just can't win. If you take any meds yourself, you might just say, "I'm going to take my meds now, do you need yours too?" After a day in the ER he may decide it is much better to just take his meds than to have to deal with the hospital. That's a royal pain. Glad to hear he's okay.

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    My mother solved that problem with her DH. She would set them on his dinner plate at night....he had no choice but to take them. Never said a word, they were just there when he sits down.

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    Glad he's OK... make sure he knows you will check with your next DH to see if he's better about taking med's on time!!

    Think I'd be more upset about him being at Hospital and not calling home.

    But the gentle reminder up top is by far the best suggestion, mine would probibly just make it rise !!
    Course could just be grouchy when it's up and he's worried.

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    Glad he's doing okay

    Sometimes it does seem that it's "heads, you lose; tails, you don't win"

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    My husband has to take two different types of HBP medicine. 2 in the morning and 1 in the evening. He takes his morning dose as soon as we get up and around. And an alarm goes off every evening at 7 pm to take his evening dose along with his blood thinner medication.

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    you need to become a duck and let it all run of your shoulders or you will end up with high blood pressure too.
    my DH is the same tho he does take his his meds he very seldom admits to being wrong

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    his health problem--- his resposibility---do the duck thing--remind him he is an adult and you would find it very hard to manage if he had a stroke---

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    Jorge takes tons of medications and at first he tried for me to remind him to take them. when he got his transplant I was in too much pain to help him and we made a deal. I gave him a kidney and now is up to him to take care of it. I was not going to remind him once. That was 12 years ago and to this day he remembers to always take everything. He actually reminds me to take the one pill a day I take for my thyroid. Once in a while he wants to be baby, but I have never given in. I didn't know everything he took until we started searching into patient assistance programs, but I still don't know how much he takes of what.

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    My hubby takes his medication every morning after I have taken mine, I leave an oil tablet and the orange juice out for him to see and remind him, so he's good that way, but he doesn't like taking pain killers, so I have to badger him when I see he's in need of some. But yea !that's men for you !! But you've got to love ''em !

    Thank God your husband was alright, and made it home ok. He knows what will happen if he forgets to take his medication again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemma
    his health problem--- his resposibility---do the duck thing--remind him he is an adult and you would find it very hard to manage if he had a stroke---
    I agree so much with jemma, he is an adult, time he took responsibility for himself.

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    Yep thats just the kind of thing my hubby would do.Just letting you know you are not the only one out there. What would they do without us. In saying that he is still a very good husband in so many ways. I told mine he did'nt have to take the pills the alternative would at minimum be a stroke. That sorted it.

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    I put Wheat Grass Juice in my Green tea. It is known for many things...one is to lower your blood pressure. It also gives you natural energy and is known for reducing cancer...and all kinds of other stuff. Dr, Oz has an article on it along with many other well known doctors. Its not know its been studied since 1940's. You can google it and read all of its benefits.

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    Another gentle nudge might be, if you are his thinker & reminder, what would he do if you were in the hospital....or away from home for a wk or two? We all need to take care of ourselves.

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    When mine remembers to take his (which he is actually very good at...I do refill his box for him) he'll come thru and tell me that he has once again thwarted my plan to get rid of him. He thinks he's so funny!

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    my hubby is 20 yrs older than me and diabetic. i finally had to make him a chart to pencil in his insulin tests readings and if he took his shot. he takes about 4 a day. pills twice a day. but only if i remind him each and every time!! i had to do that but must. he just told me i could go to Houston for Xmas if i wanted to. sure honey!!

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    I have high blood pressure, I take my meds. every day. I still have days when my pressure goes up and I know when this happens. Due to this my cardiologist won't release me to the care of my family Dr. entirely, so I still do as I am told. This said, I have a friend that has had high blood pressure for years and didn't or wouldn't go to her Dr. because of this she had a very bad stroke and after 7 years still is in a wheel chair or uses a walker. She has incontinence and can't sleep in her own bed. She can't bath herself, do her own hair, or dress herself. The moral of this is do do as the Dr. tells you even when you are feeling great. You may not tomorrow.

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    Glad your DH is ok. My DH likes me to remind him and I don't have to most days because he remembers, but I do check his pill container and if he has forgotten I will open the correct day and put it where he eats. He always thanks me and I will continue to do it. If he gave me a bad time I would probably not do it as I would feel the same way you do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    my hubby is 20 yrs older than me and diabetic. i finally had to make him a chart to pencil in his insulin tests readings and if he took his shot. he takes about 4 a day. pills twice a day. but only if i remind him each and every time!! i had to do that but must. he just told me i could go to Houston for Xmas if i wanted to. sure honey!!
    Diabetic people can often get a little irrational (LOL) and forgetful, has to do with blood sugar levels and they do not take "suggestions about taking shots or pills or whatever" very nicely!!! Still you would think they could be a little appreciative! Hang in there or maybe go to Houston LOL!

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