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<![CDATA[ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community - Adult Diagnosis & Treatment]]> http://www.addforums.com/forums This forum is for the discussion of issues related to the diagnosis of AD/HD en Sun, 23 Sep 2018 01:39:35 GMT vBulletin 60 http://www.addforums.com/forums/images/misc/rss.jpg <![CDATA[ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community - Adult Diagnosis & Treatment]]> http://www.addforums.com/forums Explaining to new Psych http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=193300&goto=newpost Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:35:24 GMT I have a couple other posts about my terrible experience with a recent psychiatrist and my search for a new one. Part of this is venting and part is actual questions. Short summary is my wonderful helpful doctor left the practice and they assigned me someone else. This someone else may be wonderful... I have a couple other posts about my terrible experience with a recent psychiatrist and my search for a new one. Part of this is venting and part is actual questions. Short summary is my wonderful helpful doctor left the practice and they assigned me someone else. This someone else may be wonderful for other conditions(although I highly doubt it), but she is so clueless about ADD. I have a hard time believing her degree is even real. I am on a few wait lists for other practices, but I really need to start just calling everyone and find someone else. She has me on one pill a day (I was on 3x) which has caused a lot of stress and frustration at work and with relationships. Last appointment her solution was to take no adderall and try some random “free samples!” she had. She seems to think it’s not the fact that I’m taking 1/3 of my effective dose, no, those problems must be from the one pill I do take. I said I would prefer to just stick with what works (adderall or similar) instead of testing random pills. She said I shouldn’t even be on adderall because adults don’t have ADD. I’ve never dealt with a doctor this incompetent.

So, when I do get an appointment with a new psych, what do I say? Do I tell them what this other doctor has been saying or does that make me look like I’m doctor shopping? Also, do I need to get my records sent? I would like my previous doctors records from the same practice to be sent but not hers. ]]>
Royce1013 http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=193300
Sharing possible dx with patient…or not http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=193163&goto=newpost Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:49:58 GMT I found something new after my most recent visit (also our last visit as he has moved on). I have always collected my record after every medical visit regardless of provider. I am surprised to read a "rule out" included in the dx. Since he is just a prescriber of medication, we never carried much of a conversation about anything personal. Just a few yes/no questions and out the door. I was not aware he was considering a condition, especially since he was just a prescriber. – "rule out" = possible dx, for those who need translation.

Do prescribers typically do that? Shouldn't a provider share a working theory of a condition you may have? (eg "I think you may be lactose intolerant", "I think you may be dehydrated", "I think you may have uveitis", "I think you may have yadda yadda", etc…). If I had never obtained my record, I would never had discovered the speculative idea. I am not even sure what to do with this new information or why it was on the radar. ]]>
Budkeiser http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=193163
Family vs Treatment http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=193108&goto=newpost Sun, 02 Sep 2018 15:39:33 GMT I have just recently seen the psychiatrist for the usual check in. He told me that he was leaving the practice effective immediately and I need to find a new prescriber. He asked that I see if my PCP would continue to prescribe. My PCP is out of town and the nurse stated my doctor wants me to ask... I have just recently seen the psychiatrist for the usual check in. He told me that he was leaving the practice effective immediately and I need to find a new prescriber. He asked that I see if my PCP would continue to prescribe.
My PCP is out of town and the nurse stated my doctor wants me to ask them (the Behavioral Health Department, same clinic) to find another prescriber.
The BH Dept, has one provider left. My daughter (she, my grandson & her fiancé live with me while they get on their feet) has multiple issues (some rare) and sees multiple specialists. One condition she has is PANDAS and was diagnosed by the last remaining provider in the BH Dept. +10 years ago. There are few providers in my State that are knowledgeable about her conditions.

My problem is that they “transferred” me to the same provider as my daughter now. (I don’t actually have an appointment until months from now). I know that I have an appointment with him, but my daughter doesn’t know. If I tell her she might think her information isn’t kept separate or that we are talking about her regardless of what anyone else says to the contrary. But I also would feel that I wouldn’t be able to openly express pride about either daughter (my youngest just graduated Air Force BMT like I did when I was her age). I raised them by myself & they affect my life every day. - where I live, date, my grand children etc...
If I don’t tell her and she finds out, she could feel betrayed. If I go somewhere else, we have to change insurance & clinic and she will lose all her specialists.

So my problem is minimizing the repercussions to my daughter or I give up treatment. Any suggestions? ]]>
Budkeiser http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=193108