View Full Version : Going to my GP on this monday (advice)


Erzan
07-17-07, 07:13 PM
I have read too much horror stories from people on this forum, where their doctor/GP either laughs, smiles or tries to say there is no such thing as adult ADD.

At first discovering ADD symptons i played down on how much they describe me since i or my parents could remember. But after talking to my parents, we realise how i really may have ADD or something. After forgeting and losing my keys AGAIN today for the 1000th+ time, i am getting fustrated to boiling point and just want to get myself in order.

I was wondering if its best to go to my GP on monday armed with information on ADD, few of my school reports that clearly scream 'i had a serious issues with school and my underachievement, from yr 1-11 and - because i know i will forget HALF the things i want to say to him - have one or two pieces of paper that i wrote describing my more present problems/symptons with examples ect.

or is that a bit over the top? im not sure. I am wondering if he may think i am a bit much and too desperate or something :confused:

xstarchildx
07-21-07, 06:45 PM
wooooH! calm down listen we've all been in the same boat i thought exactly like you do, i went armed to a cetain extent so that he couldn't just brush me off because i did'nt know what i was talking about!

Also my eldest son was diagnosed with it when he was 9yrs old. do you have family members that might have adhd aswell?

Iv'e only just been diagnosed with adhd myself after a year, it's not going to be a quick process.

Luckily i have a great doctor and a fantastic psychiartrist!! Go see what they say, if they fob you off, keep trying!!

Good luck keep us informed

boone1
07-22-07, 03:00 PM
I took with me to my GP a checklist of ADHD symptoms that I have and he agreed that it looked like ADHD but I didn't get much time to speak with him. He also doesn't really know much about ADHD but I was 15 at the time (16 now) and so he said the school can reffer me to a specialist, which they did.

Erzan
07-24-07, 06:29 AM
I went (appointment had to be moved to tuesday, today)

I told him, no laugh or anything. He had the usual serious listening face and said that he has some patients who have ADD/ADHD and has a son who has a version of it or something. However he at first said he doesn't believe i have it, because he claimed people with it usually cannot sit stand and must get up ect.

I hit back right away and said how i was like that when i was like 0-15 but from 15 to 19 (now) i have to concentrate and contain myself, which is seriously fustrating. Also i told him how somtimes the child hyperactivity is said to change into fidgetness and restlessness - and he said yes very true good point.

He also said that the UK is getting better at it when i first told him how i've read horror on people being ignored ect

He said (reading the 5 pages of information:rolleyes: i gave him) that by my examples and descriptions, there is a real chance i actually may have an adult version.

So he said he will refer me to an adult psychiartrist but they may suggest and refer me to an child/adoslence one instead. He said also to come back within 3-4 weeks too.

so, progress at last.

boone1
07-24-07, 09:38 AM
well done for making sure you were listened to! Good luck with the psychiatrist, I hope everything goes well.

xstarchildx
07-24-07, 02:24 PM
I went (appointment had to be moved to tuesday, today)

I told him, no laugh or anything. He had the usual serious listening face and said that he has some patients who have ADD/ADHD and has a son who has a version of it or something. However he at first said he doesn't believe i have it, because he claimed people with it usually cannot sit stand and must get up ect.

I hit back right away and said how i was like that when i was like 0-15 but from 15 to 19 (now) i have to concentrate and contain myself, which is seriously fustrating. Also i told him how somtimes the child hyperactivity is said to change into fidgetness and restlessness - and he said yes very true good point.

He also said that the UK is getting better at it when i first told him how i've read horror on people being ignored ect

He said (reading the 5 pages of information:rolleyes: i gave him) that by my examples and descriptions, there is a real chance i actually may have an adult version.

So he said he will refer me to an adult psychiartrist but they may suggest and refer me to an child/adoslence one instead. He said also to come back within 3-4 weeks too.

so, progress at last.

Fantastic News Erzan!!! :D :D i am so pleased for you, my psych also said i may be referred to a child/adolesence one, but he hasn't done that i have stayed under him.

Good luck and please please keep us updated take care :)

QueensU_girl
07-24-07, 04:52 PM
Take a photocopied symptom checklist [from a ADD book] with you.

(then the ADD "i forgets" won't thwart your efforts to communicate what you need to get across... our memory's are often less efficient, and then worsen with pressure to recall stuff while in an app't, i find.)