Unwilling to "share" medication with DH

(103 Posts)
PMDD Mon 20-Jan-14 12:14:30

DH and I are on antidepressants, Sertraline (sp?). I am on 50mg a day and DH is on 200mg. My prescription is for a packet that contains 1 pill a day. DH prescription is a packet that is a double dose and he has to take 2 pills a day - therefore the equivalent of 4 of my pills a day.

Normally we keep our renewal prescription in the bathroom cabinet next to each others, so when I renew my medication, I renew DH too. For the last few months I pop both the pescriptions into the drs and 2 working days later the chemist has it ready to pick up.

This month DH moved his medication and also his form to repeat the prescription but I didn't know where. I told him that I was renewing mine last week but he forgot to give me his repeat form.

This Saturday morning DH said that he had run out of medication and could he take mine instead? I said no because even if I get his renewal form to the drs on Monday morning, the earliest his prescription would be ready would be Tuesday, perhaps even Wednesday. This would mean he would need to have 16 of my pills to cover the 4 days.

I couldn't even 'borrow' back as his individual pills are double my dosage. The drs will start asking questions if I hand in another renewal form 2 weeks early.

He went bananas and said I was selfish. I don't think I was. Was I?

Gruntfuttock Tue 21-Jan-14 14:15:37

Coumarin I agree with you. I wouldn't dream of behaving like the OP, but it seems she thinks its more important to 'teach him a lesson' than to help him.

kali110 Tue 21-Jan-14 14:42:11

Coola im so jelous i wish mine did!

AdmiralData Tue 11-Feb-14 00:24:08

Sorry for being a pedant but ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pill_splitting. Copy and paste if it doesn't work. My AD's CANNOT be split in half to halve a dosage. The information leaflet provided specifically says so. I am therefore assuming it applies to other meds.

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