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ThisUsernameIsAvailable Fri 19-Aug-16 23:47:06

I have a condition that means I take a lot of painkillers, I have 2 types, codiene for when it's not too bad and tramadol for when it's really bad.

A friend of dp has told him he can't work atm because he has hurt himself, 0 hour contract so no money, dr won't give him anything strong enough so he's having to buy tramadol off a friend but he's running low.

Dp told him I have an emergency stockpile of those ( to tide me over until I get a new prescription when it's bad) that I'm not using and I have them on repeat prescription no questions asked and I know all about pain so would t charge him

I've said no. Apart from it being illegal dp is a bit naive whereas I've been around addicts and to me this screams addiction/drug abuse and he was chancing it knowing about my condition.

He thinks I'm over reacting and the poor guy can't feed his family hmm

KingJoffreyLikesJaffaCakes Fri 19-Aug-16 23:48:38

Nooooo, aren't they opiates?

He needs to see his doctor.

honeysucklejasmine Fri 19-Aug-16 23:49:14

Why wouldn't his own doctor help him, if it's that bad?

Tramadol is a horrid drug, I'd rather be in pain sometimes. Sympathies, OP

Littleallovertheshop Fri 19-Aug-16 23:49:23

YANBU. For sure.

PitchFork Fri 19-Aug-16 23:49:48

nooooooo don't do it.
it's prescription only for a reason.

CantChoose Fri 19-Aug-16 23:51:09

Tramadol is prescribed fairly routinely by doctors if pan is severe. If the doctor is refusing there's probably a good reason. Stay well clear of this, your gut feeling may well be right...

PitchFork Fri 19-Aug-16 23:51:11

Why wouldn't his own doctor help him, if it's that bad?
because rest is all it takes, sadly with 0 hours no work/no pay...

Shizzlestix Fri 19-Aug-16 23:52:40

No, no, absolutely not, YANBU!! Your DP was really wrong to offer your medicine to his mate. I'd be bloody furious if my DH did this. It's yours, the mate can fuck off, frankly. Buying Tramadol from someone else is a red flag, you're right.

peaceloveandtwirlywoos Fri 19-Aug-16 23:53:26

YANBU. DP has been a bit naive but had good intentions, I think.
It's not a case of "not sharing" - prescriptions are for one person.
I also have a small "emergency" stash of meds in case I frequently forget to order a repeat, and I'd be pretty fucked if I went to use them and found they'd all been "shared".

KittensForBreakfast Sat 20-Aug-16 00:07:58

YANBU and your instincts are clearly spot on in this case! Your partner is clearly the unreasonable one here blabbing about your meds and expecting you to risk getting yourself a criminal record

Witchend Sat 20-Aug-16 00:12:15

It's illegal to pass on prescribed medications O think. And on the no questions asked he could well be wrong. Last time I went to the GP with dd2 he told her the estimated percentage of her repeat prescription she was remembering to take. So they do keep track of how many you're taking and if it starts looking too many will ask questions/refuse to give you more.

Completelyfinanciallyscrewed Sat 20-Aug-16 00:15:54

I have to sign for dh's tramadol when I pick it up. My gut instinct would be to not sell/ give any to dh's friend too. If his GP isn't prescribing it there has to be good reason, albeit he has to go through all the standard low level painkillers first before they get to the level tramadol is at.

I'd be worried now that dh might help himself to your medicine if he really doesn't get why it's a bad idea.

SawdustInMyHair Sat 20-Aug-16 00:17:32

YANBU! Not to mention that this is presumably NHS funded medication for you.

He can go to his own damn doctor if he's that desperate. It's frankly weird and rude of him to even ask.

Anonymouses Sat 20-Aug-16 00:26:31

It's prescribed fairly frequently if needed but it's a controlled drug these days so if you have or sold it on you will be in large
Levels of shit and they will stop your script. Not worth the risk at all imo.

Anonymouses Sat 20-Aug-16 00:26:58

Gave not have

Anonymouses Sat 20-Aug-16 00:27:54

It's also addictive as hell. No way would I want to be part of Sending someone down that road.

GiddyOnZackHunt Sat 20-Aug-16 00:34:04

Yanbu. If he had a prescription and there'd been a screw up where he was 24 hours without, would replace, then yes I would if I knew them well.
Otherwise, no.

PersianCatLady Sat 20-Aug-16 00:37:30

You do know that tramadol is a class C drug and that illegally possessing it or supplying it are criminal offences?

powershowerforanhour Sat 20-Aug-16 00:44:18

Hell no. No anyway; but also no because if you do it once and he gets hurt again (or pretends to be, if he gets addicted) you will be expected to keep on doing it. Your doctor would have a complete shit attack if they thought you were diverting controlled, potentially addictive drugs. No. I'd give DH a bollocking too, what the hell was he thinking helpfully offering for you to break the law for his mate?

AdmiralData Sat 20-Aug-16 00:45:19

Yanbu for refusing OP. My best/closest friend knows I have Tramadol and cocodamol on prescription and told her brother and boyfriend who both use it for recreational purposes and now i get constant messages asking if their poorly dads/grans/goldfish can borrow a few strips until the gp sorts out a mistake with their prescriptions. I feel like a neighbourhood fucking dealer. It isnt right.

SawdustInMyHair Sat 20-Aug-16 00:48:14

Also you can buy cocodomol OTC, so there's no excuse for getting it for free off someone else's script.

PersianCatLady Sat 20-Aug-16 00:48:39

I just thought that I would add that the reason tramadol was made a CD was that it was increasingly being found to be implicated in drug deaths.

Of the 581 drug related deaths in Scotland in 2012, tramadol was present or implicated as a contributory factor to the death in 48 cases.

I don't know what you think but to me it is fairly shocking that one in every 12 drug deaths involved tramadol.

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 20-Aug-16 00:54:13

You know all the crap you get told about not drinking with them and they ask what other medication your on? Yeah, that's actually important because drugs shouldn't be randomly given to people without any checks. What if he overdosed? What if he sold them on?

Your OH is not R.

Boogers Sat 20-Aug-16 00:54:18

Dr won't give him anything strong enough

Alarm bell #1

He's having to buy Tramadol off a friend

Alarm bell #2

Sympathy with crap personal situation and all but this bloke is looking to score. He knows what he wants, he knows what to say, he already has a supplier, he just wants it cheaper than his usual dealer, and he's found a willing sucker in your DP. Just no.

PersianCatLady Sat 20-Aug-16 00:56:31

He's having to buy Tramadol off a friend
Substitute the word "friend" for "dealer" and it more accurately describes the situation.

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