Now the doctor refuses to put me back on my medication because they don't like prescribing it. How difficult is it to change doctors or are all doctors against this medication now?
My psychiatric nurse practitioner was very open to prescribing Adderall because she understands that it's a quality of life issue for me. I am able to focus and stay on task, and not sleep most of the day away--as I was before. I had to change providers for this to happen, it wasn't the only reason I changed. My prior psychiatrist was not willing to even consider prescribing me an anti-depressant either because it was suggested at one point that I MIGHT have bipolar disorder. Which I do not believe I do.
When I'm on a regimen including Adderall I am able to attend college and attend to my sister who is autistic, my mom who is ill, my rural home which needs quite a lot of upkeep, (especially in winter) my animals, my art, and myself, and I am considered quite severely disabled. Adderall makes all the difference.
What I'm saying is that if it makes a big difference in your quality of life I might search for a new care provider. I was very up front with her. I told her I know what works for me and what doesn't at my age and would she please consider prescribing me Adderall or at the very least the stimulant of her choice. At 46 years-old almost 47, I am more functional (with an anti-depressants on board as well) than I've ever been and it started with this medication regimen.
Best wishes to you.
Rac; It really depends on the clinic and doctor and when another doctor see how long you have been on it, You should not have that much problem. Make sure you tell the doctor how long you have been off the medication because of your insurance and that you have been feeling like heck and not able to do what you can do while your on your medications or see if the old office well give you a copy of your full medical record so you have something when you go in to see the new doctor. Then they can request your records. If there is any problems check a phone book and look for doctors that take care of people with your condition. good luck.
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