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Old 01-09-19, 01:47 PM
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Re: Advice for talking to doctor?

I understand why you're hesitant about telling the doctor about the ritalin experience.

I was diagnosed at 42 and it has been life changing for me for only good reasons.

I did tell my psychiatrist that I'd tried ritalin that wasn't prescribed to me (it didn't work) and that Strattera did work. She didn't take any regard to that when it came to a diagnoses. Your doctor may likely feel the same?

Could it also be likely that your doc may not be familiar with adhd and that's why they're reluctant to prescribe?

Whatever happens I would advise you to keep pursuing the fact, that you feel you have a mental illness, and that you feel it is adhd, and go from there.
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