Meds Stolen, need advice please!
Hi everyone. I am currently being prescribed narcotics by my pcp while i find a pain management dr that I feel comfortable with. I have had 2 prescriptions written for me, each being an 8 day supply. I noticed the first time I filled my meds that after a day or so, my pills seemed to be going by pretty quickly- I blamed this on myself not paying enough attn to how much I was taking & became vigilant w counting them from then on. Yesterday I filled a refill for that script- counted them in the parking lot of the pharmacy, and kept track of what I was taking. This morning when I counted them, I was missing 10 pills- which is 1/3 of my prescription. After spending the day stressing out trying to figure out where they went- a family member (who is in recovery from addiction) confessed that they took pills from both times I had scripts filled. Aside from having them go back to meetings, etc- I am getting a safe to put all medications in.. My big question here is 1- has anyone had any experience with this? And 2- what do I do? Should I call my dr and tell her what has happened? Or is that going to open a can of worms that I don't want opened?
Please, any advice/insight/experience would be greatly appreciated. Because this person has had years clean at a time and now they have relapsed and agreed to go back to mtgs and start over- I'm not worried about that aspect. I'm here for advice as to what I should do regarding the fact that I'm out of 1/3 of my script, and I don't know whether to talk to my dr about it or not. Please keep in mind my dr is my new pcp and I haven't been under her care for very long, but I have been in constant contact w her office and nurses there, just trying to establish open communication and more of a dr/patient relationship.