Am 54 and FINALLY took a lengthy test confirming ADHD, (WAIS-IV) , was referred to a psychiatrist who CAN but WON'T let me try a stimulant. He gave me Wellbutrin. After10 days, I called him because I feel worse, not better. I am just sick of coward doctors. Many won't prescribe any drug that is abused by STUPID PEOPLE!!! Why punish the people who actually NEED these drugs?
Hello marynovlan. Why not ask him? There might, and I'm using the word might be an underlining reason. Maybe theres a blood pressure issue or another physical ailment that prevents him from perscribing you the Adderall. Or perhaps there are other reasons. You always have the option of picking another doctor. Regards, pledge
Was he the Dr. who administered test? He may have noticed other conflicting symptoms, which would preclude that med. as first line of treatment. He may use it after trying others, but stimulants aren't the only or always the best med. for ADHD. My son & I went through several to find the right med.
Addicts aren't stupid, just predisposed to a disorder affecting their ability to cope with feelings, sometimes life & caught in an unmanageable condition of physical, mental, spiritual proportions. They certainly don't grow up aspiring to be addicts, either using or clean.
You made it 54 years so far with ADHD, a few more days won't be so bad, relatively speaking. Always ask your shrink everything. I love mine and trust and respect him. If there is a medication decision to be made, we talk about it. I figure it is my body, mind and soul we are talking about and psych meds are not fun when given the wrong one. First, I'd ask why you are not being prescribed something that you think might help. And I can assure you, if you approach him with the attitude expressed here... ain't no way. I am a professional psych patient since I've been sick for 42 years. Ya need to find a shrink you can get along with. I also agree with pledge and the other sweet person who took the time to answer a question you knew the answer to, my friend. I hope you calm down and accept the fact that everyone doesn't always play nice.
Have a calm, groovin' evening,
Sweetest Hippie Chickie,
Frustrating, sure. But have you checked to see if your insurance insists on certain drugs to treat you with first before you can be placed on something else? It took my sis a very long time to get proper pain medication before the doc had the ok,from insurance to switch her. Just an idea and it may not apply, but you can call your insurance and see if they have a set protocol. Sometimes the dummies are even bigger than you think.
A few more days is not so bad. Consider a solution with the doc as the others have said. Good luck with the search. We all are own advocates. Now, go fight for it girl!
I agree with all the answers that have been given, but have one more thig to add, it's takes more than a few days for Wellbutrin to start working for any condition it's used for. You need to give it at least a month, & maybe this will be the majic potion for you. Try to relax & follow the docs ordes. These guys do know what they are doing (usually) After a month or so , if you still don't feel that it's helping have a talk with him. In my experience, that is why they set the appointments at 6 weeks usually because they are trying to give the meds a chance to work. If no change in that amount of time, then they usually try something different. As my friend Laura pointed out, maybe you have HBP or are diabetic which wellbutrin cn cause glucose increases so just hang in there a bit more, & give it a chance. It may surprise you... Mary
Did this issue ever get figured out? Id love to know what happened. Im currently having the same issue but i know exactly why my dr wont give it to me (despite being prescribed adderall for 10 years with no issue).
Some Doctors have been educated at a time where the sensitivity toward prescription drugs and the risk involved is most likeky the reason behind using "safer" alternatives. But there was a time where the good stuff was handed out for any symptom. And im not referring to hydrocodone and the opioid drugs, but this is exactly the same thing and likely the nail in the coffin for habit forming or narcotic prescriptions.
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