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SON HAS STOLEN MY MEDS

  1. 0 hi i am new to this so please be patient .i am on Demoral for fibromyalgia sever.a degenerated disk.deg....art and rumathiod art(SPELLING SUCKS) BUT MY SON HAS STOLEN MY 120 TBS I GET ONCE A MONTH AND I HAVE NO MORE TILL 12/24 WHAT SHALL I DO
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  3. Visit  edna wood profile page
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    I Am A Patient With Really Bad Pain I Just Post How Do I Get A Ans
  4. Visit  button2cute profile page
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    Hello, All

    Edna,
    I cannot believe your son took your pills knowing they are for your illness and those pills are your life-support for relieving your pain. From this point on, you need to take full responsibilities by purchasing a safe box for 19.99 at walmart, call the police and explain the situation, and/or throw him out of the house, and if he is under 18 than I would teach him a hard lesson and report it, and by law they cannot dispense any more narcotics to you untill the next thirty days. Therefore, it is your responsibilities to make sure your medication is in a safe and you are the only one having the medication.

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  5. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    Edna:

    I have had patients with similar experiences. One caregiver of my hospice patient had morphine cassettes locked in a safe in her bedroom and wore key around neck tucked in bra.

    1. Who is prescribing your demerol? Family doctor or pain specialist? Do you have a written contract with pain specialist that states what to do to obtain replacement meds?
    Most pain centers will not issue a replacement prescription without a police report. Even if you choice not to prosecute, filing a report is necessary.

    2. Notify your prescriber immediately in the AM re your situation to get their advice how they want to proceed. Worst case scenario, go to local ER.

    P.S.: Demerol is not the best drug for long term pain management. There are many other meds with less side effects, especially for fibromyalgia.

    Best wishes in getting your situation resolved.
  6. Visit  elkpark profile page
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    I realize you love your son, but you are not doing him any favor by protecting him from the natural consequences of his actions. I would report him to the police immediately, regardless of his age, the same as you would if anyone else had stolen your medication. What he has done is a very serious crime.

    Also, if you (and your belongings) cannot be safe with him in your home, maybe you need to think about not allowing him in your home until you know that the situation will not reoccur.

    Best wishes in this difficult situation.
  7. Visit  Nurse Ratched profile page
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    Quote from elkpark
    I realize you love your son, but you are not doing him any favor by protecting him from the natural consequences of his actions. I would report him to the police immediately, regardless of his age, the same as you would if anyone else had stolen your medication. What he has done is a very serious crime.

    Also, if you (and your belongings) cannot be safe with him in your home, maybe you need to think about not allowing him in your home until you know that the situation will not reoccur.

    Best wishes in this difficult situation.
    I have nothing to add to this great advice.
  8. Visit  Jessy_RN profile page
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    Quote from elkpark
    I realize you love your son, but you are not doing him any favor by protecting him from the natural consequences of his actions. I would report him to the police immediately, regardless of his age, the same as you would if anyone else had stolen your medication. What he has done is a very serious crime.

    Also, if you (and your belongings) cannot be safe with him in your home, maybe you need to think about not allowing him in your home until you know that the situation will not reoccur.

    Best wishes in this difficult situation.
    I agree with this post. So sorry to learn your son was capable of doing this.
  9. Visit  Lisa CCU RN profile page
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    Quote from elkpark
    I realize you love your son, but you are not doing him any favor by protecting him from the natural consequences of his actions. I would report him to the police immediately, regardless of his age, the same as you would if anyone else had stolen your medication. What he has done is a very serious crime.

    Also, if you (and your belongings) cannot be safe with him in your home, maybe you need to think about not allowing him in your home until you know that the situation will not reoccur.

    Best wishes in this difficult situation.
    ITA.
  10. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    I have to weigh in with everyone else:

    1. Your son needs to be arrested and charged with theft. Demerol is a big product on the streets...what is he doing with the money btw?

    2. Explain the above incident to your primary care provider - in my area, they usually give you one chance and will refill early. If you show the arrest record, that will lend credence to your claim.

    3. See a pain specialist. Demerol is not the drug of choice for chronic pain.

    What have you decided to do?
  11. Visit  wolftrades profile page
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    Any updates to report?

    You MUST report the theft to the police if there is going to be even a small chance of getting your meds replaced!
  12. Visit  grannypatches profile page
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    I have to agree something needs to be done with your son. I know how hard it will be to do so. But if you do nothing then that does not solve the problem only makes it worse. He will continue to mistreat you and take your meds. He has problems to deal with as to WHY he had to have your meds? What did he do with the meds? etc.... Report this. I know you love your son and I wish all the best for you.
  13. Visit  doodlemom profile page
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    Quote from edna wood
    hi i am new to this so please be patient .i am on Demoral for fibromyalgia sever.a degenerated disk.deg....art and rumathiod art(SPELLING SUCKS) BUT MY SON HAS STOLEN MY 120 TBS I GET ONCE A MONTH AND I HAVE NO MORE TILL 12/24 WHAT SHALL I DO
    Number one, I would discuss this with your physician and hopefully you will get a new prescription. I would get a lock box or safe for your future meds.
    Number two, I would consider finding a different physician. Demerol is not used in chronic pain patients and causes a number of problems...it has dangerous toxic metabolites which can accumulate - and it can lower the seizure threshold, causing seizures. It is virtually ineffective compared to other narcotics and there are many reasons to use other narcotics - if a narcotic is needed.
  14. Visit  Tenesma profile page
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    1) the fact that you know who took your medications and you aren't reporting it to the police makes you guilty of diversion which is a felony. so your only real choice is to file a police report.

    2) demerol is the wrong choice of medication for you - actually all narcotics are the wrong choice for fibromyalgia.

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