I have alot of the symptoms of ADHD.I have no interest in anything anymore and my poor kids are paying the price but I cant help it.If this medication works as described, I want to look into getting it but I dont know where to start or what kind of doctor to go see.Any suggestions?
What kind of doctor do you see to get adderall?
- 13 Sep 2011 by GatorGirl3377
- adderall, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd), doctor, medication
Added 13 Sep 2011:
This is my first time on this website so Im sorry I didnt give enough information.Thank you for answering my question.I have been dealing with depression for 15 years starting in my 20s.I have tried many anti-depressants but I got tired of none of them working for me or they will work for a little while then stop.I also have severe panic attacks and have trouble sleeping.But when I finally do fall asleep,I dont want to wake up.I will sleep for 10 hours and still want to go back to bed.Im just tired of this cycle and I want it to end.I didnt know if I had to go to a primary Dr first and get a refferal or if I can bypass the primary.It seems like all the primary doctor wants to do is give me anti-depressants and call it a day no matte r what I tell them about my history.Thank yall in advance for your help and information.
13 Sep 2011
Hi Gator - You didn't mention your ADHD symptoms, but the "no interest" symptom sounds very familiar. If prevalent enough, it could indicate clinical depression. Its referred to as Anhedonia, which is the basic equivalent to a strong apathy, in Psych. terms; or, having lost the ability to experience pleasure in activities which you normally find pleasurable. Its a strange feeling, and I've had it many times during depression. Nothing sounds even halfway interesting, let alone fun! Its frustrating. But, its important to be thoroughly diagnosed by a Psychiatrist. In this way, the Dr. can "tease" apart the Psych. variables that can be known as "shadow" symptoms. In other words, the ADHD could cause mild depression, or if its Clinical Depression, that could be causing some lack of caring or attention to things, or anxiety, among other symptoms.
I hope that makes sense... basically, it could be one or the other or both! I say this because I am diagnosed as bipolar I (mainly clinical depressions), and Adult ADHD, among other Psych. symptoms that, however intense, may not be clinically severe enough to dictate a clinical diagnosis (like compulsivity). So, try to find a great Psychiatrist. There are some very good ones, and others that want to just get you in/out quickly, unfortunately. But, like any relationship, its important to find one that "clicks" with you, particularly if this is long-term, as in my condition. But, it feels great to get/stay stabilized! Good Luck!
13 Sep 2011
I totally agree with cetteferge (I hope I spelled that right) It sounds more like depression. You need to find you a good psychiatrist to get down to a good diagnosis. There are many psychological disorders that share many of the same symptoms so you need a good thourough exam to get to the bottom of what is going on. It could be that you just have not found that magical combination of drugs to treat you fully. Some of the symptoms you have described may be aggravated by Adderall so let the Dr know what all you have tried and how it worked for you or didnt work for you for that matter! Good Luck! I think a good psychiatrist will be your best bet! Feel better soon!
13 Sep 2011
Oh course, I'm no psych either but I have definatly felt the same as you! I know you said you have tried different antidepressants (excuse my spelling) but I do think you should go back to a psyciatrist to get on a new anti d. so they can help you! for you and your children! sometimes you may need a combo of meds to work for you. everyone is different what works for one person doesn't nessasrly work for you. A psyiatrist and psycolgist who talks to you will be able to talk to you find out what you are going through and how the meds are working and adjust occordingly. If your children are being affected maybe they can talk to a child psycologist so they can talk of their worries and concerns. mine taught me depression is toxic and believe it or not can be hereditary as well as "contagious". so be carefull us as mothers sometimes let our emotional problems go as part of our job, and just kinda think we have to deal with it ourselves.
but here we can help the dr can also help. we have to take care of ourselves or we can't do our job to take care of everyone else. I wish you good health and happier and better days!!! Litlmommag}
14 Sep 2011
When I read that you are apathetic I needed to respond with encouragement also. I was diagnosed in 1993 with clinical depression. I SO understand exactly what you mean. I remember when a waiter asked me what kind of dressing I wanted on my salad, I could not decide. THAT is how bad it was! The question literally overwhelmed me! And, when it did that I became SO anxious. Thus began the spiral. I wanted to share that because I want you to know this... you WILL get better, this will NOT kill you and it may take time, but you WILL get 'you' back!!
It took some time and MANY trials of different medications before we found the right combination that worked for me, for THAT time. Every person is different, every DEPRESSION is different, therefore, every med that will work for that time is different. Find a referral to a reputable psychiatrist that can not only treat your illness but also counsel you as well. OR..find a good counselor that can do the looking for you. (That is how I found mine. I went to a counselor from my church who sent me to a very good psychiatrist. I was so sick I had to get my medication in me BEFORE I could begin the initial counseling. It would have been a mute point to try and do it before my medicine 'kicked in' as I was not coherent enough to absorb and retain what was being said.) Once my medication was balanced and I was stable I was then able to do both the counseling and see my psych. The fact that you are aware of your children needing you tells me that you are better than you feel. This is a good thing! Take this time to focus on you. This is not a race (although, I DO understand you want this to be over with... like yesterday! over this) but I promise you, you WILL get better!
Please keep posting if possible as this can be very healing as well. We are here for you, I promise this, too! This is a good group of people that have either been where you are, ARE where you are, or have suffered in different ways and therefore have compassion in their hearts for others suffering as well.
Best wishes to you Gator! Please come often!
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