PillDrill a Fun New Medication Management System

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. “

 

PillDrill a Fun New Medication Management System

Opening the Box

I was never so excited to receive an acceptance from a campaign because I really really wanted to try the PillDrill.  It arrived very quickly from the time I was approved.  Due to illness, which is why a lot of my blog is about Chronic Invisible Illness, I didn’t pick up my mail for a few weeks.

It was really easy to set up. Even my mom could set it up for herself if she wanted to.  I knew where I wanted to put the device portion and I had to clean up my nightstand in order to do so.  Nightstands and illness can be a dumping ground! Instead of plugging it into an outlet, I plugged it into my USB hub that has four ports in it.  Even with an iPhone, iPad, Fitbit all plugged in, the Pill Drill did not overload the hub.  The instructions said to let it charge for a couple hours so I left it alone and then set it up later in the day.

Basic set up was EASY!  My mom is very technologically terrified and I know she could set it up. (Yes mom, you could!)  I downloaded the Pill Drill App to my iPhone.  It’s available for Android too.  I’ve just checked and you can download the app on your iPad as well.  I like to think I’m tech savvy and it was a breeze.

Top: on my nightstand, Bottom Left: My previous mess of medications, Bottom Right: All organized for the week and all my morning pills showing in the pod
I was worried that all my pills wouldn't fit into the pods but they do! Click To Tweet

 

I was worried that all my pills wouldn’t fit into the pods but they do!  I take 12-15 in one full swoop first thing in the morning.  I didn’t put my nausea medications into the pods because I tend to take them earlier than my other medications most days.  I only used the one strip for a couple weeks and now I’m using one for the morning and one for bedtime.  I also have an alert set up for my bedtime medication more on that in a bit.

 

Compatible with any type of health regimen.

Keep your medication in its original packaging? Our scanning tags attach to pill bottles and irregularly shaped items alike. Use a weekly pill organizer? Ours was custom-built for superior ergonomics and compatibility.  There is no one size fits all with medication, so whatever the specifics of your regimen PillDrill has you covered.                                                                                source:  PillDrill

 

There are a few things I’d like to see changed or upgraded somehow:

  • The light – there is no way to dim it completely
  • The Sound the unit makes to give you notifications – it gave me bad hospital memories.  I’d like to be able to change it somehow.  One of my two dogs absolutely went nuts at the sound, the other it didn’t bother her.
  • I think that the unit could be a bit smaller.
  • A way to keep the strips together for travel.

What I loved:

  • Ease of use, unit, the app, the strips and pods.
  • The mood cube is seriously the best and a fun way to track your moods, how you’re feeling
  • The color is my favorite blue
  • The notifications on the app via my iPhone was perfect.

What I didn’t use:

  • the scanning tags and holders

 

Video courtesy of The PillDrill’s website

Overall I loved the PillDrill and will keep on using it.  Its price is steep but with all inventions, you can hope if comes down. I didn’t travel anywhere so I don’t know how the strips and pods would fair in my hectic packing.  I happened to be at the hospital getting some tests done and my app let me know I needed my pills and I was able to pause them until I got home.  I can only think of what my poor dog Ranger was doing because he hated it and would let me know the second that it went off to turn it off.

I hope you enjoyed my review of The PillDrill.

 

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My Trial with HFactor Hydrogen Enriched Water

“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in now way influenced by the company.”

 I received six packages of water from HFactor Hydrogen Enriched Water free as a trial because I have several chronic illnesses including Lupus and Fibromyalgia.  The box was HUGE!  All six of the waters were in individual wrapped in a bubble wrap bag and they were safe in thicker bubble wrap so they arrived safely to me.  On HFactor’s website, the six pack I received is $18.00.  I have to say the packaging was amazing.  

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I received my box of HFactor Hydrogen Enriched Water a day before my my husband had a motorcycle accident and needed surgery. I grabbed one of the packages and put it in my bag to take to the emergency room not knowing that I’d be staying at the hospital all night and would be in hospital for several days.  The recommendations was to drink two packages of water a day and within thirty minutes of opening for optimal effectiveness. The one I drank at the hospital was warm and I really didn’t like it warm.  I usually always drink water at room temperature but with HFactor WaterI found that I liked it better cold.  I had to tell my daughter to leave them alone and they were MINE!   I wasn’t able to have a second one that day but once my husband was out of the hospital I drank the other packages two a day for two days and the last package the next day. When they were cold, I liked them. I found them refreshing but I’m not sure that they made me feel any different.  They were easy to open

Can You Reduce Inflammation with a Glass of Water?

Studies suggest that molecular hydrogen may decrease the production of inflammatory factors and may improve cells with anti-inflammatory effects.

WHERE HEALTH MEETS WELLNESS

Research suggests that hydrogen gas, an antioxidant, has the potential to boost circulation and provide anti-inflammatory benefits.

*source:  http://hfactorwater.com/

HFactor Hydrogen Enriched Water:

  • These packages are made of a special packaging made to keep the hydrogen in – if there is any plastic exposure on the packaging you will lose efficacy of the hydrogen
  • Drink within 30 minutes of opening ( pull straw off first for easier opening and have them tear it off where the tear notch is)
  • Made in the USA
  • Packaging has low carbon footprint unlike plastic or glass bottles, recyclable 
  • HFACTOR won the best water in the world at the FoodBev World Beverage Innovation Awards at the Brau Beviale Exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany. and a finalist for the best packaging

You can check out HFactor Hydrogen Enriched Water out on their website, Instagram and on Facebook.  There is also a video on YouTube that you can check out.

I enjoyed sampling HFactor Hydrogen Enriched Water but I really think that I need to try it for longer than three days. I will buy the larger pack that HFactor Hydrogen Enriched Water has on their site for $64.99 for 24 pouches and they have free shipping on orders over $50.00.  I thank HFactor Water and Chronic Illness Bloggers Network for giving me this opportunity to try this product.  Again this product was free and the opinions are my own. I don’t receive any monetary compensation for this review.


I like my HFactor Hydrogen Enriched Water COLD and will definitely give it a longer trial.

Thanks for reading.

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Are you a Chronic Illness Blogger?

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Are you a Chronic Illness Blogger?  Do you have a Chronic Illness and blog?  I joined the Chronic Illness bloggers last week.  I applied and truthfully I didn’t think they’d accept a little fish like me.  I have several Chronic Illnesses and I blog, therefore, I’m a Chronic Illness Blogger.

I’m proud to say, I was accepted and welcomed into the Chronic Illness Bloggers group. I have even had a blog shared by the network yesterday and for this little fish that was pretty cool.

Chronic Illness Bloggers is looking for YOU to join them!  http://chronicillnessbloggers.com/

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