Self-Care Challenge Month 7: Medication

December 6, 2018

Are you ready to explore another area of Self-Care?

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According to Wikipedia, medication, “(also referred to as medicinepharmaceutical drug, or simply drug) is a drug used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease.” With that general understanding, one’s medicine may be over-the-counter,  prescription, or a substance legal in some states but federally illegal.

Whatever type of medication it may be, it’s important to monitor how much of the medication we take and how frequently we take it.

It’s also important to be aware of any side effects from the medication or the medication’s interaction with another medication or food or beverage.

Self-care seems a lot like project management; we’re managing our most-valuable project — ourselves.

Using the Health Storylines app to monitor all of this management makes the project a little easier.

If you haven’t downloaded the app for your smart phone or desktop computer, here are the steps:

  1. Register for the Health Storylines Tool. If you have questions about the registration process, send me a message via the Facebook group. You can use the Tool on a desktop computer, smart phone, or tablet. The data you enter will synch on all devices.
  2. Use the Symptom Tracker feature to list all of the symptoms associated with your chronic health condition.
  3. Use the Medication Tracker feature to identify all of the medications you take. You can also set up medication reminders. The tool has an extensive database of pharmaceuticals as well as the ability to identify marijuana (it’s not listed as cannabis).

If you’ve missed the previous Self-Care Challenges, check this page. Join us in the Facebook group to further explore self-care.

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