Not Impressed With MIL Donating Her Drugs To John

@Janey1966 (24126)
Carlisle, England
December 3, 2012 6:31pm CST
Stupid woman. On Sunday John went to his Mum and Dad's house in order to pay some money regarding the MOT on his car. His Dad waived the fee for parts and labour lol. Apparently, he and his grandson fixed the car so it would pass its MOT second time round, something I AM grateful for...honest. The MIL, well, she's a case and a half. She couldn't sort John's hair out as the hair strimmer is broken but will be fixed by the time he goes round again, probably on Sunday. It would be cheaper going to the barbers. Now, both she and John take the same drugs for their epilepsy. John's been prescribed soluble ones that he doesn't like and there was no consultation with the doctor, it just happened a while ago. His daft mother gave him some of her non-soluble ones. Well, correct me if I'm wrong but ain't it illegal in this country to 'share' drugs in this way? Or, at least, a very stupid thing to do. So, earlier today I rang the chemist and the nice man told me I should contact the doctor about this change in the type of drugs John is getting. I couldn't get through so I emailed John to ring up instead. SUCCESS! Now, why didn't he do this about 6 months ago when all this started? He's now got a 'stash' of his mother's drugs and I really wish he didn't have them at all. That woman literally rattles with all the pills she's taking, most of which she doesn't actually need in my opinion. The only pills she should be taking are 'happy' ones but I bet they wouldn't work on her. Hopefully, he will give them back once he receives the correct medication on Thursday when I can pick them up for him.
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@shaggin (39741)
• United States
4 Dec 12
Hmm well if it is the exact same medicine and I had extra and knew someone truly needed it I would share but if it wasent the exact same medicine they were prescribed I wouldnt give it to them. Some medicines are not good to share either because sometimes people take things for different reasons. I take my meds to help my depression but some people would take them possibly to get a fix off it you could say.
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@BarBaraPrz (21375)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 Dec 12
What's your MIL taking, then?
@BarBaraPrz (21375)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 Dec 12
Well, is she not taking her own meds? Or does she even need these?
@ZoeJoy (1395)
• United States
4 Dec 12
Well, you did your civil duty by reporting this situation to the authorities. That is really all you can do. Sometimes, if people are doing stupid things, I will back off and keep my distance. There is nothing I can really to help people who choose to do stupid things. If they are putting themselves or others in danger, then all I can do is call the authorities and let them handle the situation. I do hope all goes well for your family. Just stay calm and stay supportive towards your family and hope for the best.