I will be on pain medicine the rest of my life and i am having difficulty taking meds as prescribed. Currently i give my medicine to family member to give out to me as ordered by md. Anyone have any suggestions if u live alone? How do u deal with this problem?? Thank u so much for all answers. It means a lot to me to hear others solutions!!! Also i have only 1 kidney, and hep C which means i cannot take anything with tylenol or ibuprofen in it. I was taking ibuprofen for break-thru pain, but it shut my 1 kidney down completely. Thank goodness, my kidney did start working again. I am looking forward to any answers you guys supply!!! hope u have a wonderful day!!