Consider the hypothetical expression,

I fell sick, because I was slacking on my thyroid's pill consumption.

"Consumption" as a noun feels very awkward to me, can somebody suggest an alternative idiomatic expression?

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    One way to say it in the UK would be, "I got ill because I forgot (or kept forgetting) to take my thyroid pill." May 20, 2022 at 11:37
  • ...because I didn't follow my thyroid pill [recommended] dosage [instructions]. Where dosage is The size or frequency of a dose of a medicine or drug. May 20, 2022 at 11:44

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"Slacking on taking my thyroid pill" would be a less formal alternative.

"my thyroid's pill consumption" doesn't really sound right, because it sounds like the pills belong to your thyroid, or that your thyroid is taking the pills by itself. If you want to use a construction like this, it would work better as "my thyroid pill consumption", using thyroid as a modifier for pill and thyroid pill as a modifier for consumption.

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