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Has Anyone Ever Had Someone Steal Your Pain Meds??? ARG

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Pain Management
Well, this is a new one for me... atleast since I divorced my ex. I was over at a friend's house recently, just hanging out. People are always coming and going from her house and it's just kind of a hang out. I needed some "girl" time so I hung out there for a couple of hours.

I have NEVER felt like I had to guard my purse while over there, I mean it's just not something that passed thru my mind. After leaving her place, a few hours later she called me and said that some things from her house had been taken.... games, cd's, some of her own meds, and some cash. She called to tell me because she knows that I have meds with me all of the time and she just wanted me to be sure to check. She called the cops and filed a report and everything.

The sickening part of it is someone DID take almost half of the pills I had in my purse.... half a bottle of Skelaxin, Klonipin, and of course my Pain meds. I am just floored!! What am I supposed to do now? I am so angry as is my good friend. I also had over a hundred dollars taken out of my wallet.

I can't even remember a time that I had my things out of my sight but as I said before I just don't even think that way when I am with friends. I am just sick to my stomach.

I used to work in medicine, for 11 years while I was struggling with my back. We used to get calls all the time from "drug seeking" patients... there was always something going on.... purse stolen, someone stole their meds, yadda yadda yadda... and I was always skeptical. Usually the surgeons/docs I worked for would let them get a refill one time due to their "circumstances" but that was all. I DONT WANT TO LOOK LIKE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE BUT WTF??!!

When I was married to my ex I used to have to make a conscious effort to keep my meds hidden.... in a mug in the kitchen cabinet, in a shoe in my closet, always counting my pills... my dtr even watched my purse for me after awhile. I thought this was all behind me. I know this isn't really the same thing as it is a one time thing, but it feels equally as violating and just plain wrong.

Sorry to rant but I am at a loss with this one guys. Thanks for letting me vent.

Hugs to all,

Amy X( :O 8|


  • I can imagine how you feel. I feel like people will think I am a drug seeker when I am out of my meds after taking them as directed and have to call in for a refill. Also, I'd hate to feel that I can't leave my purse when at a friends house. I hope everything works out and the person who stole from you gets caught.
  • First-im so sorry someone did this to you,and to your friend
    I cant really relate to having someone steal my meds,but i do know how that would be devastating,i know i would be so upset too.
    do you two friends have any idea who would of done that?I do know i would have to call my doc,and pharmacy, because its not like we have extra pain meds sitting around,and sometimes you cant hardly live with out them
    again sorry
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  • Crash21,

    Thanks for the reply. I am just flabbergasted at this point. I emptied out my purse onto the floor and found some stray pills that fell out while they were rummaging thru my stuff I guess. I have enough pain meds to get me thru the weekend if I stretch them out, which I will have to do. I am going to make an appointment for Monday to see my doc in person. I feel that if I go in and talk to him it will be better for me than just trying to relay all of this over the phone on a voicemail.

    Talked to my friend awhile ago and found out that there was a person over their that she didn't know and was brought over by another girlfriend of hers..... WITH A FRIGGIN ANKLE BRACELET ON!!! NOT THE JEWELRY KIND EITHER!!! No one really knows his name and she found out that her friend that brought him over had just met him and picked him up while at the QT for gas and cigarettes!!! I am so pissed at this person and so is my friend!!!! What in the hell is going thru your mind when you decide to let some stranger jump in your car AND THEN take him over to a friend's house?!?!?!

    I'm SO pissed.

    Thanks again for the reply.

    Take care,

    Amy :T
  • Patsy,

    thanks for the post. I think we know who did it but we don't know this person.... he was brought over by this dip-sh-t friend of ours. I mean we were all having a beer and playing "Rock Band" so we were all just laughing and having a good time, not watching what EVERYONE was doing, you know? This is just something that none of us saw coming. The girl who brought this guy over says she is "so sorry" but Sorry isn't getting our stuff back. And this girl is someone that my friend was considering getting a place with to have a room mate and I have HIGHLY suggested that she not go thru with it. I mean she obviously makes really bad choices and has no concept of being careful of strangers. I wouldn't beable to sleep at night if she was MY roommate.


  • Amy,

    Did you file a police report along with your friend? Or did she at least report the drugs being taken on hers? If she did, get a copy and take it with you to the doc. If not, then I highly recommend filing a report.

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  • good thinking to bring police report to doctor.
  • Careful, you might wake up a few other of my remaining brain cells. It's too early and I've only had 2 cups of coffee this morning. :)
  • amy- I once misplaced my pain med prescription after I left the PM dr office. I called the drs office and she told me to call 911 and report it!! :)]
    I looked and looked and realized I also lost my calendar. It was at the PM drs office as I left it (with the prescriptions) at the check-out station. whew. :O

    Thank goodness the office staff found it. Now I double-check before I leave as I can get a little confused. :/

    I now have to bring the bottles with me to the PM appt. I sure hope I don't lose them bringing them out of my house. One more thing to worry about. Do I have my calendar? Do I have my prescriptions? Do I have my bottles? Do I have my purse? Do I have my head? ha ha :S :S :) jade
  • amy- Forgot to add--I would look at people's ankles next time. I cannot imagine going to the gas station and picking up a stranger with a probation ankle bracelet. I don't know how those work but I would think it would alarm at the monitoring station??
    If your friend decides to have a roommate that picks up strangers, be very careful. There are worse things that can happen. Stay safe. I hope it works out at drs appt. :) jade
  • Jade,

    I hear that on the checking people's ankles out from now on, but good lord! Who would have EVER thought that one of our friends would be so friggin stupid!! I mean she could have ended up dead in the woods somewhere between the gas station and home! Or this guy could've robbed us all or even worse since it was a house full of girls mainly.

    Get THIS!! Apparently this guy was arrested sometime late night this weekend..... for being a suspect in a shooting death at a strip club here in town!! They had scheduled DUI check points over the weekend and caught him by chance at one of the stops. He supposedly got pissed off because the bouncers wanted he and his buddies to leave, so he shot an automatic weapon back in thru the door as they left!! HOLY HELL!! In all honesty I didn't know that my friend hungout with so many, how should I say, culturally diverse people. I mean she is gay and I have alot of gay friends, so there are usually alot of gay folks over there. We have a great time and everyone just gets along. Now someone has betrayed my friend (and me for that matter) in the worst way. I think (I HOPE) she will take more into consideration who she is trusting. She is a masuesse (Sp?)at a local day spa so we have alot of artsy friends which is way cool. But the girl that betrayed our trust is one that is a make up artist at the spa by day.... but does the makeup for the strippers at NIGHT!!! Oddly enough the guy that took our stuff was the boyfriend of one of the dancers. The story just keeps getting weirder as time passes and sounds like something off of Dateline or something. Atleast she is safe from this idiot that robbed us..... atleast he is behind bars. Who knew she had brought over some strange ARMED dude and welcomed him into my friends house.... OUR hangout!!

    Ignorance and stupidity should be painful.... that way you can walk around folks and avoid them as they writhe around on the floor!!!!!!

    Amy ~X(
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