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People who ask for your pain medication

Aug 13, 2015 7:28 AM

Does anybody else have this problem.

Aug 13, 2015 8:23 AM

Nope. But if I did I would tell that person that they need to stop asking and see a doctor or if they have a drug problem, offer to take them to rehab. I hope that whoever is doing that to you realized that they are putting you in a very precarious position. I hope all works out for you. I wish you all the very best. I'll keep you in my prayers. 💕🙏🏻🌻

Aug 13, 2015 8:33 AM

Over the years yes.... My meds are not in eyesight, but they know you are on meds so they ask, some use them but most sell them. When I did mission in the city I saw seniors selling there meds every month. Why. You might ask......to buy food because every dime they have goes to the taxes, gas and electric.....then there are those who buy them...well I'll never understand anyone wanting to be loopy all day....as we are when on the meds.
So Donot share....Donot tell or leave in eyesight what drugs you take........even if they are true patients you are not a doctor!

Aug 13, 2015 8:37 AM

You can try telling them they switched your meds to something else, or be blunt and tell them the dr is counting your pills now- some doctors do this. I hate to advise lying but I know it can be a sticky situation too. You wouldn't want the guilt if something happened to them or someone else because of them. Stay strong!

Aug 13, 2015 10:34 AM

Grandpa, sadly I have family members who ask for specific needs because "I'm out and I needed enough to get through today. I promise I'll call my doctor tomorrow.". I tell them I want help them because 1) I'm not going to jail for drugs illegally sought, & 2) I won't have enough for me. I was worried about my meds being looked in a drawer so I purchased a "cash box" at CVS that has a combination lock. Now I don't have to worry about someone stealing them or my grandchildren accidentally laying with them. My baby sister's best friend nearly died in middle school when, during a spend the night party, all the girls played a game similar to 'spin the bottle,' taking one of the girl's mom's meds that the pointer landed on. I'll never forget that day after when my baby sister came to me because she couldn't get her friend on the phone and the mom (unknown of nights events) just kept telling her that her friend was still asleep because they stayed up all night. I've never seen my stepmom move so fast, grabbing the phone to call the other mother and the moms of the other girls, then took my sister to the ER. I believe responsibility requires inaccessibility to our meds. But that's just my opinion from personal experience. I do hope you trip whoever is asking, no! 🙏🌼

Aug 13, 2015 10:38 AM

Want = won't
Looked = laying
Grandchildren laying = playing
Hope you trip = hope you tell

Aug 13, 2015 10:47 AM

I have kept my meds in a lock box for over 15 years it's just that people that know you're on meds seem to think you have them to give. I don't know why people don't understand when you're out you suffer horribly. I don't leave them in eyes I just get tired of being an askedI just wanted everyone to know that I'm not irresponsible with my medication. I just wondered if other people ran across this problem thank you for your information and your prayers.

Aug 13, 2015 10:53 AM

Please understand, I'm not saying you or anyone else is irresponsible with our meds. I was just trying to say that part of the responsibility is saying no. I think those who ask could be drug seekers with an addiction problem. They either don't know or dont care at the risk they put us in if we were to give them meds. I'm very sorry if I didn't say it right and you thought I meant you or anyone else is irresponsible! I didn't mean for it to come out like that. I sometimes struggle getting my thoughts written right. I'm s sorry it was misunderstood. 🙏

Aug 13, 2015 11:13 AM

You don't need to apologize I understand exactly what you said and I didn't take it that way. I appreciate your concern I just didn't want anybody thinking I just left it laying around. I hope you have a great day Thank you

Aug 13, 2015 11:20 AM

You have a blessed day too! 🙏🌼

Aug 13, 2015 11:32 AM

I don't tell anyone I have them because I have had them ask before. And they all have a sob story. If I give them my pain pills I take away from my own relief no matter how minor The relief is.

Aug 13, 2015 1:43 PM

I just remembered a time when my Mother's Best Friend's Daughter came and asked me for some heavy duty drugs. I told her no, we went to the movies, started to get strange and got in my face about embarassing her. I got up and walked out. When she came out, she slapped my face (really, really HARD) and told me she knows that I always carry a dose or two defending on how long we'd be out. Told me she was going to beat them out of me and then leave me in the parking lot on the ground and take my car as well. She came at me, I evaded her grasp and at the same time I tripped her and knocked her to the ground. I got in my car, called the police after I drove away and told them what happened. Then toldy folks AND hers when I got home. Her folks were worried about me and said that it would be better if I stayed away for her for my own prote

Aug 13, 2015 1:51 PM

Omg, AlwayZ, how awful! I'm glad you were OK!🙏🌼

Aug 13, 2015 8:20 PM

Thanks, Flappsy, everything worked out for the best and I never did see her again.

Aug 14, 2015 1:19 PM

My ask for sleeping pills from me at times. Because she was prescribed before, I would give her one or two.

Friends asked me to share, I have to say I did a couple of times because I knew they have tried it before, not recreationally of course. Few years back, I had a friend with an addiction died of overdosed. I also had a adverse reaction to one of the meds I was taking.

Since then, I refused any medication (unless it was just high blood pressure pills which we share the same brand). It is so dangerous giving people pills, what if they are chasing the high effect? What if they had an adverse reaction? It is just too dangerous and no way on earth I will let anyone try anything! If anything were to happen, we have to hold ourselves responsible and we already have a lot on our plates as it is.

Aug 14, 2015 1:20 PM

First sentence was suppose to be " my mom asked"

Aug 14, 2015 6:06 PM

I won't share because I may feel OK now but there's no guarantee I won't need them at some point and my doctor does count pills so there's no getting more.

Aug 14, 2015 6:06 PM

You're right, Octobot!! God forbid you gave someone a pill and they had a reaction and ended up in the hospital. Then you end up in jail!!! Not only that, the other thing about someone chasing a high, that was what the person in my previous post wanted. I have just enough to get myself through the month, sorry, my pain is too bad to share.

Aug 15, 2015 12:19 AM

I share drugs prescribed to me by my doctor if, and only if, they can be bought over the counter. Drugs that have to be prescribed I will not share except my sabutamol inhaler.. I can't see anyone struggling to breathe with an asthma attack, knowing I have an inhaler that could save their life. All my other drugs are strictly off limits to everyone.

Aug 16, 2015 8:58 AM

I do not share any prescriptions if they are caught it would be possession of a controlled substance. Giving it away I would assume would be something like distributing a controlled substance. Pills aren't worth it to me to be arrested when I have a child at home. I don't share what pills I am taking, that is information not every one needs to know.

Aug 16, 2015 12:14 PM

I have a younger sister who has a drug problem.. she got addicted to hydros her ex-exboyfriend would get for her now n then because his mom has osteoporosis.

Her addiction got really bad so bad she taked her boyfriend at the time into goinf to the doctors and to get pain medication. . Then she decided she didnt want generic and filled in the little daw box ... they got caught and now he will get the side effects from that in the future..because he couldnt say no to her even though hes never done drugs in his life... when she found out from another family member that I had been diagnosed with RA and was on pain medication she asked a few times through one of my other sisters and i said no way. Needless to say she wasn't happy about it but believe it or not she still kept asking other sister occasionally to ask me so I told her to tell her that I don't take them anymore... she didnt believe it of course and was really mad about it but she did stop asking. I knew shed get the message eventually.

I dont take pain medication because i want to .. if i take it its because i have to. Not that many people even know i take it but it wouldn't matter if the whole world knew i wouldnt give it to anyone. Its too dangerous not only for someone u might give it too but also to yourself. I have no desire to suffer more because i cut myself short trying to help somone else who doesn't really need it. If they did theyd go to the doctor's and find out for themselves why they were in pain if they were truly in physical pain.

It is very hard to say no to people especially if you love them or feel they may be truly in pain but it is up to them to take care of thier own selves and you must take care of you! Saying no is the only option for far too many reasons.

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