Besides the reasons I’ve already mentioned regarding why I do not want my mother keeping and dispensing my medication, I’ve discovered yet another reason why this idea is not to my liking.
I’ve been prescribed temazepam PRN to help me sleep. My mother however, does not quite approve of taking sleeping pills, claiming they are addictive. She does have reason, her father took benzos to aid his sleep and was ‘addicted’ in the sense that he could not get to sleep without them. It doesn’t mean she won’t give them to me, but she has said that I “shouldn’t/can’t have them everyday,” depending on how you translate the Mandarin. And I’m not even able take a few to store myself so that I can have it when required as prescribed either. She’s moved my medication from where it was being stored in the kitchen cupboard to her room and gone so far to label ALL the medication boxes in the house with how many pills each contain.
Sighs. It’s not as though I even want to overdose right now. My moods have not been as low as they had been, perhaps the Pristiq is working? I just want to get decent nights of sleep gosh dammit!