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bebsangel
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I just got my first Ortho-Novum filled yesterday. I should start my period tomorrow so I'm going to go the first day instead of the Sunday start.
I have a small problem though. I work third shift during the week. Lately I haven't been working weekends at all. So when I don't work weekends, I have a very sporadic sleep schedule and usually am exhausted. Does anyone have an opinion of the best time when you don't always sleep at a certain time? I mean even during the week I may come straight home and crash. Sometimes I may sleep until I have to be at work that night, other times I have something planned for the evening so need to sleep at the beginning of the day, and other times I have plans at the beginning of the day. Weekends I may go to sleep at 9pm and wake up early, or go to sleep at 5am and sleep late.
But an a piece of advice that I am going to do to rememeber to take it at whatever time I chose: I have a cell phone with an alarm clock. If you have a cell phone equipped with alarm clock you may want to set it and title in medicine or pill or something that when it goes off you know what it means. Just remember to enable it everyday after it goes off, also make sure you have the pm/am right. This is what I want to try, but we'll see how well it works.
How does a third shift employee pick a time?

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faifai
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How about picking a time in the middle of the day, like 3 or 4 pm? Right around lunchtime or dinnertime would work too, provided you regularly eat dinner and would therefore remember to take your pill right after.
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