When I came off the contraceptive pill, I instantly thought it would free me up from my careless life of taking the pill at various times each day. I never so much forgot to take it, but lets put it one way: I wasn’t taking it at the same strict time everyday like it’s advised in order for best results.
Since coming off the pill, I’ve become quite focused on taking a range of vitamins, nutrients and supplements for female health. Due to my usual busy mind, self-employed life, running around from location to location, of course, this hasn’t exactly slipped into a nice routine either.
Since hearing about a new app called the Safe and Sound Pill Reminder app, it’s only made me wish I had this in my life last year, when I really did need to step up when it came to taking the contraceptive pill. However, even though I’m no longer taking that, I have found this app has been more than a great addition to my life in terms of remembering to get into a routine with my other supplements, lotions and potions.
Although I don’t have children, myself and my partner are self-employed, and we have to put work first. Exhaustion takes over and because we sometimes use the home as a work office, we can get quite slack with looking after ourselves.
For us, between us we’re quite lucky not to have any health issues, but we do rely on medication and vitamin supplements. Quite frankly it’s our responsibility to look after ourselves.
What is the Safe and Sound Pill Reminder App?
Whether you take the contraceptive pill, medication, vitamins or even natural supplements, this new app has been designed to make remembering to take them – at the right time – simple. It can also be used for general health reminders, such as to finish your 2 litres of water a day (something I found from trying it out for the past 9 days.) That’s just something I found to be an additional extra from getting into the swing of things with the vitamins and medication reminder, but it’s certainly helped prompt me to finish downing that water!
The Safe & Sound Pill Reminder app is available on both
iPhone and Android. It’s free to download, and so easy to use. Whether you need
to take a pill once-a-day or several times a day, consume medicine before bedtime,
a vitamin supplement first thing in the morning… it makes medication management
Once you have the app, you can simply set the reminder to how often you need to take the medication and at what time. Then, the app will send personalised reminders to your smartphone when you are due to take your medication.
How does the app work?
If anything looks complicated, I’m straight away put off. I have no patience, so the clearer something is, the more I’m invested. Luckily, this was the case with this app. It’s functional, clear and I would say pretty much fool proof due to its clear and concise headings.
You start off with the days of the week across the top, and you simply add your medication to the day. The ‘Medications’ page lets you call the reminder whatever you like (like ‘multivitamin time’), then you can select the time you wish to take it for the reminder to go off, and add additional info, like if it is pill form, liquid or other. Next, simply set the days you need to take it. In my case, this was every day.
Then, you can go onto the next reminder. Or if you wish, go ahead and set a reminder for someone else in your family. You can then choose to add extras to the reminder, like whether the medication needs to be taken before or after eating, etc.
The app is really flexible, allowing you to set different times for different days so that it works for you and your schedule.
When you have finished compiling your medical and health needs into the reminder app, you can see them all clearly displayed in a list format. This is just something I know will help out so many ladies out there who struggle to take their contraceptive pill on time, and for others who have longer lists of medication. Ideally, it will also be a great help for people who live alone, like the elderly.
As you can probably tell, I’m a huge fan of using this app. It’s like once all your medication is saved in the reminders, a weight is lifted off your shoulders. I feel like that and I only really have a couple of supplements to take daily, so I like to add my partners to my app too.
I can imagine that if you have children, or look after elderly parents etc, this would make life so much easier.
You really don’t have anything to lose by giving this a go, as the add is totally free to download. You can explore the Safe and Sound Health website here for further info, or visit the apple app store or on Google Play.