meg Posted November 28, 2007 Share Posted November 28, 2007 I was wondering if anyone else tended to keep/hoard their old prescriptions that they don't take anymore. I did this for a long time (I'm sure that I'm not the only one)...and I'm kindof curious what reasons (if any) you all have/had for doing this. My reasons (um, at least as far as I can figure out): Med-Go-Round, the black horse (depression's horse is black, I think bipolar's horse is really a black/white zebra, and OCD's is a very well maintained and groomed show horse, ADD's could be one that goes really fast, then slow, then sideways,-----but annnyway..) and I had no idea if I would ever NOT be breaking in a new med, or getting off one I just started, or paying $100 to see the pdoc and $40 for the med, just to have it not work 2 days or 2 months later.I thought that I would probably need them all, to try again, because I'd never figure it out. [*]Saftey Blanket-- having options? knowing that I always had *something* to take, like if I couldn't get my current meds or see the pdoc or, or, or, or. [*]Badge of Honor?? Proof?? that YES, LOOK, I REALLY AM THIS SCREWED UP, I don't need to just "cheer up" and "look on the bright side"-- the professionals agree that this is serious enough to prescribe ALL THIS shit you see here. I couldn't minimize it, and nobody else could either. [*]Plan Z. if all else fails...at least I'll have the means to off myself. I don't think I ever *conciously* decided this, but I know it must have been in there somewhere. but anyway, what prompted this post is that I finally managed to flushed mine after years of hoarding. I don't need them now. I emptied every. single. capsule. and broke every. single. tab. one by one into the toilet and FLUSHED and yelled "I WIN! I win, I win, I win, I win!" (it took a couple of flushes for all the little floaty ends of xr capsules to go down.) and then I yelled some more. thanks for letting me babble on about me. what about you all? meg Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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