ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community  

Go Back   ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community > ADULTS AND ADD/ADHD > Adult Diagnosis & Treatment
Register Blogs FAQ Chat Members List Calendar Donate Gallery Arcade Mark Forums Read

Adult Diagnosis & Treatment This forum is for the discussion of issues related to the diagnosis of AD/HD

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 01-09-19, 12:26 PM
flippydippy flippydippy is offline
Newbie
 

Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
flippydippy is on a distinguished road
Advice for talking to doctor?

I'm new here and very happy I found this forum. I am 43 and kind of self diagnosed myself around 6 months ago. I talked to my PCP and a therapist about depression, and as I read different things I realized I think I have ADD. I had never even considered it because I thought people with ADHD/ADD were kind of all over the place and I am very calm and laid back.

It has opened up a new hope for me. I hate to admit this, but a friend gave me some Ritalin and I took some 10 mg pills for a few weeks and it literally changed my life. I felt like I could sit and do things like a normal person. Typically I can literally sit in front of my computer for an entire 8 hour work day and space out or end up surfing the net. After many weeks of this in a row, it leads to feelings of uselessness and self hate. I could only barely feel the Ritalin, but I could sit at my computer and accomplish what I was doing that day for work. I wanted to cry because I have struggled with this my entire professional career (there are also similar problems at home). I have even had issues with my work performance that were noticed by my manager of not getting things done on time or spacing out altogether.

I didn't feel comfortable telling my doctor about the Ritalin because I didn't want to get in some kind of trouble or have him judge me or think I was just looking for meds, but I talked to him about my suspicion of having ADD. He was VERY hesitant to prescribe anything, but he did prescribe Wellbutrin, mostly for depression.

Also after reading a lot of things, I don't love the idea of going on stimulants, but it may be worth it to feel "normal". But how can I explain this to my PCP? I tried describing all of my symptoms and sharing the results of the Dr. Hallowell survey and he kind of just dismissed it and moved on.
Reply With Quote
 

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
School doctor advice tebb Primary & Secondary Education 5 11-02-10 01:54 PM
Need some advice on asking doctor to switch to adderall bikeguy1030 General Medication Discussion 3 02-22-09 06:14 PM
Advice about doctor visit Dane D. Adderall 4 10-13-08 02:04 PM
Went to doctor...need advice.... demo3210 General ADD Talk 24 10-10-08 04:00 PM
What to do if Doctor disappears? cualexander Counseling & Therapy 7 11-07-04 09:24 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c) 2003 - 2015 ADD Forums