Hello! I am a 27 who was diagnosed with ADD as a teenager. When I moved from FL to NY 7 years ago I stopped my medication. As the years go by I feel like I need it more and more. Do I need to be diagnosed again by a psychiatrist, or can I just go to a general physician? I’m not sure what the cheapest and most efficient way to get back on medication is. Thank you for you help
GPs becoming increasingly Leary of giving suggestions outside of their field which is probably a good thing. I do not know you medical coverage but I would suggest seeing a psychiatrist even if that requires a small co-pay. They all have opinions about what is best and it could be you get an entirely different diagnosis and medication. Then the task become trust but verify. You have the means here of verification and the net. Find out what other meds might be used for what you had been previously diagnosed for. Look them up and see what others "opinions" are. My med coverage allows for "price check" on any med and I too am concerned with finances. Going into an appointment with a good idea of co-pay is playing heads up ball. Sometimes you may find that an older med than no longer has any co-pay can work. I regard this situate as worth a shot. Good luck.
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