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cjeeves 09-19-19 08:14 AM

HELP - relocated to Europe and no meds!
 
I have been taking Adzenys for approximately 18 months and was VERY happy on it. Prior to that I was taking Adderall which was great but the crashes when it wore off were awful - also too high a dose completely changed my personality.

Anyway, I digress....we relocated to Luxembourg just over 3 months ago and I had to get an extension for my final research project for my master's degree in health psychology. I am now at the point where I have exactly one month left before the submission date and I am nowhere even close to writing it up. I took the last of the Adzenys about a month and a half ago and I am seriously struggling. My primary doc here only prescribes Ritalin (which my doc in the US has told me to steer clear of) and he has suggested seeing a psychiatrist to see if they are able to prescribe anything else (e.g., Adderall).

Now, here's the kicker - I have never been officially diagnosed with ADHD. I was tested a few years ago but I was taking Adderall at the time so OF COURSE it came back that I didn't have ADHD (duh).

I don't know what to do. I haven't yet found an English speaking psychiatrist who may prescribe Adderall, I don't even know if they have it in this country. I am DESPERATE. I've fought and worked SO hard these last 3 years to get this master's degree and I'm going to fail on the the final research project if I don't get help. Please...anybody?

stef 09-20-19 09:27 AM

Re: HELP - relocated to Europe and no meds!
 
I know that only ritalin is prescribed in France (i do not know why...) . i was diagnosed there,fortunately this med worked for me. could you look into finding a dr in the Netherlands or Germany, or the UK ? there is an American hospital in Paris, perhaps they could give you some information.
contact a US embassy, they may have a list of doctors.

cjeeves 09-27-19 11:59 AM

Re: HELP - relocated to Europe and no meds!
 
Thanks so much for the reply stef. I fear I will run out of time before I can find a doctor who can prescribe Adderall or something but I will give it a try. :)

benito 09-27-19 02:57 PM

Re: HELP - relocated to Europe and no meds!
 
I've been looking at the vademecum in luxembourg and can't find any amphetamine. You only have metiphenidate (ritalin 10mg and concerta 18, 36 and 54mg). Sorry, I would try the concerta and give it a chance. It may work for you during this time.

cjeeves 09-28-19 05:07 AM

Re: HELP - relocated to Europe and no meds!
 
Thank you benito. I'm willing to try anything at this point so I'll give it a try. :)

benito 09-28-19 05:53 AM

Re: HELP - relocated to Europe and no meds!
 
I would start with the lowest dose and see how it works. Less side effects while your body adapts to it.


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