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stuyb
01-09-07, 10:40 PM
this country doesnt even exept that adhd exist i am appalled at the lack of intelligence of our mental health system. i was diagnosed privately 2 tears ago thankfully but i cant get any meds. i feel like a diabetic with no insulin or my doctor is depriving me of insulin.

i am ****in ****ed off with the lack off tretment in this country, i am seriously gonna try to find a drug dealer who sells speed for my adhd it is that bad ok, so if any phyiciatrist is reading this i need treatment.

i am at the end ok i tryed everything, the nhs is ****in usless.

what u want us to do, die or be dependant on dealers?

stuyb
01-12-07, 07:29 PM
ye folks sorry for that eratic outburst

xstarchildx
01-12-07, 08:01 PM
Awwwwhhh Stuyb i hear your pain, i feel your pain, i am in exactly the same boat, the only thing that is keeping me sane is that i'm pregnant! and i will not take any medication legal or illegal while i am.

Before i got pregnant i was self medicating illegally, but in the end it was getting on my nerves i was either under dosing or over dosing and that is what triggered me to go to a professional and get the medication i need legally, i have been lucky and got a great psychiatrist, who has listened and is willing to prescibe me strattera after the baby is born, i can't wait.

Who have you been too since your diagnosis?

stuyb
01-15-07, 09:32 PM
hi xstarchilsx what were a taking to self-medicate urself, speed or what?

xstarchildx
01-16-07, 06:11 AM
yes it was speed, i came off it about 9 months ago! Then i fell pregnant, i was alway's under-dosing or over-dosing, That's when i went to the doc to seek getting treated properly.

karennerak
01-16-07, 05:21 PM
I feel for you both ;
But fortunately for me, i was diagnosed quite quickly ;
I saw my G.P. and asked for a refferal, to a (NHS) psychiatrist, to be assessed for ADHD and 6 weeks letter i recieved an appointment date.
A couple of weeks later, i had my appointment, with the psychiatrist, which lasted One hour ; At the end of that hour, the psychiatrist diagnosed me, with ADHD and Chronic depression (By the way ....depression, is a common co-existing condition of ADHD ).
I was given a prescription of Stattera for ADHD (Which after trial and error, found they didn't suit me).
I'm now taking Concerta, which works brilliantly!
I take Anti-depressants, for my Depression and see the psychiatrist every 6 months, for check ups.
Keep trying to get a specialist, to prescribe you the medication you need...
ADHD is slowly getting more accepted as a REAL Disorder...

ADDers are not Naughty People!

I only wish, that more schools, would understand ADHD...

ADDer, with 5 children... 3 diagnosed with ADHD.

xstarchildx
01-18-07, 03:17 PM
I feel for you both ;
But fortunately for me, i was diagnosed quite quickly ;
I saw my G.P. and asked for a refferal, to a (NHS) psychiatrist, to be assessed for ADHD and 6 weeks letter i recieved an appointment date.
A couple of weeks later, i had my appointment, with the psychiatrist, which lasted One hour ; At the end of that hour, the psychiatrist diagnosed me, with ADHD and Chronic depression (By the way ....depression, is a common co-existing condition of ADHD ).
I was given a prescription of Stattera for ADHD (Which after trial and error, found they didn't suit me).
I'm now taking Concerta, which works brilliantly!
I take Anti-depressants, for my Depression and see the psychiatrist every 6 months, for check ups.
Keep trying to get a specialist, to prescribe you the medication you need...
ADHD is slowly getting more accepted as a REAL Disorder...

ADDers are not Naughty People!

I only wish, that more schools, would understand ADHD...

ADDer, with 5 children... 3 diagnosed with ADHD.

Hi karennerak, i'm pleased you got diagnosed so quick, may i ask which part of the u.k are you from?
Your right about school's though if they only understood the condition, then that's a step forward and at the end of the day they could see the potential in these adhd children instead off the downfalls, they seem to pick up on very quickly and end up chucking them out.