I have a rx for two different pain rx's that have a doasing of 3 times a day. My normally process is to put 2-3 of each pill into the right bottles that the phatmacy gave me. I do this for two reasons, one I have a controlled substance and would not want to run the risk of getting arrested for having controlled substances outside of the prescribed bottle.
My second and bigger issue is in the work place. I have a coworker who has been a wonderful resource in sharing her doctors information, what surgeries she has had and then her experiences. I am a little reserved around her because she is extremely moody. She has shared she takes morphine, dilauid, fentenal and soma. She is 30 and suffered a pretty bad workplace injury.
I also have another coworker whose in the process of completing her referal to the same pm and surgeon that myself and the first girl used.
So, here comes the part, these two will text me and ask for pain pills. I stupidly told the one girl what the pm doc gave me. Lesson learned. The 'favor' request usually is followed by a promise to give me some of their pain med's when they get the refills. The girl on the dilaudid is taking some pretty hardcore stuff compared to me. She gives me the excuse she lost her meds, they were stolen from her car, etc. The other girl is not on as much med's but she will be honest and tell me her sciatica is bad and her lortabs don't work well enough. I do believe her. I do not give either person meds because it is illegal, it is not easy gettimg the rx's for me, let alone jeopardize my pain contract.
Here is my issue, I find this very intrusive when they or anyone else in my call center asks me what med's I am taking. I usually dodge the question and just say nothing and never tell them the rx name. I don't know or trust peoples intentions. The girls could ask me for rx and then blow me in for distributing controlled substances in the work place. I bring 2-3 max incase they get stolen out of my purse, i loose my purse in public or it gets stolen.
I believe I am handling this correctly, it just bugs me and I find it intrusive. Any ideas?
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