View Full Version : Intuniv without stimulant?


allnamestaken
11-09-11, 09:07 PM
I got a new psychiatric doctor today, because my old one moved away. Today after i told him that my Concerta was not working as well as it used to and i was a lot more irritable, so he insisted (more like forced) that i take Intuniv for ADHD and stop taking Concerta. I didnt want to, but he kept insisting until he put me on it, but the bad part is that he canceled my Concerta. I know that Intuniv has been approved by the FDA to treat ADHD alone, but i dont want to stop taking my concerta, because Intuniv is usually prescribed with a stimulant to mellow out the side effects that cause issues. The main problem is the school years almost over, and I am way behind in my classes and im afraid if i stop taking the concerta theres no way i will pass. Concerta gives me the motivation to concentrate and do work since its a stimulant, but im afraid just a non stimulant type wont give me the motivation i need to get work done. What do you suggest about this?

hollywood
11-09-11, 10:45 PM
First off fire your current doctor ! Do it now, call his s voicemail and tell him you need concerta with intuniv since it's rarely used as a standalone. Then say if he wants your business to have it ready for pickup tomorrow at his office or you decided to go elsewhere. Your message should be emergency callback status. If you do not hear back by 9 am tomorrow can his sorry pathetic butt! Now, get online and google ADHD specialist psychiatrist in your area . Go to the sites get 10 names that you feel have good reviews from a doctor finder site or use your own judgement do five by review and five that you felt had a great site based on your needs and email the contacts for a consultation. Do that asap now and call them tomorrow to see when you can get an appt. Sounds like your doctor isn't worth your time.

allnamestaken
11-09-11, 11:26 PM
thankyou very much i will be looking for a doctor around me tomorrow =)

hollywood
11-10-11, 01:16 AM
Your welcome. What he did is non sense! You are only the victim if you allow it. Finding a good and new doctor will not be difficult. Cheers!