So my case got closed at the agency I was receiving mental health treatment both therapy and medication. Now I'm changing doctors and theirs no guarantee the new doctor will prescribe one of my medications adderall. How can I make I this a smooth transition & not worry? Cause I have been on these medication for a quite a bit. Theirs no guarantee the new doctor will
I understand what you are going through.
It’s a horrible feeling that you are depending on another person to control your life.
Why did they discharge you from therapy? Did they give you a month’s supply, at least?
Do you have problems with anxiety?
I can almost feel it through your text!
If not, I’m sorry.
If so, I’d take a deep breath and think realistically. Don’t think the worst until it becomes that way.
If the worst comes, no use in getting upset because that doesn’t work.
Start calming down now and change your thinking.
Do you think a doctor would stop a med that has proven to be so helpful?
They cannot just stop Adderall anyway. They need to transition you off.
There are several other meds similar to Adderall.
For me, Ritalin worked better. I have ADD with chronic fatigue syndrome following breast cancer treatment. Once I got off their care in a few years, thank God the breast cancer was gone. However, without the Ritalin, I couldn’t get out of bed. Not a sleepy feeling (insomnia severe) but more like being under 100lbs of wet sand. My prob with the “system” was that once I went to my community doctors, they wouldn’t issue it to me because it’s considered off-label. The University has more leverage in using meds for the side effect benefit.
For the next year, I was in bed with doctors telling me I had to walk around. Would anyone choose to be that way 24/7?
On Thanksgiving, my kids were joking that they were both on Adderall. I didn’t know! They said, “Mom, where do you think we got it from”.
The light went on and I went to another new doctor with the diagnosis of ADD. It worked!
I got the Ritalin! The truth was in fact, I never even thought I had it. Growing up there was no ADHD just “bad girls or bad boys who always got in trouble”. I was never that bad . I just thought I was dumb and had to study twice as hard ! There were many other symptoms too so I didn’t feel bad telling him I had ADD! Lol...
Please do not appear desperate or they will think you are addicted.
My mother used to tell me...
“Don’t trouble trouble until trouble troubles you”!
In other words, don’t worry until you have a reason to worry. Always have a Plan B in your head for situations like this.
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