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Old 06-25-11, 01:48 AM
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Can my primary care physician prescribe me ADHD Meds (anyone)

Can my primary care physician prescribe me ADHD Meds (any medication) ?

I got treatment 1 time but my neurologist wanted to rule out depression/anxiety. concerta 36mg (made me: clam, depressed, lazy, tired, not hungry, it just didn't make me feel right)


My psychiatrist wrote this:
This young man most likely has an atypical attention deficit disorder. Recommendation: Start Strattera."

Atypical attention deficit disorder = ADHD NOS.

my situation here:
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Re: Can my primary care physician prescribe me ADHD Meds (anyone)

Any doctor can prescribe ADHD meds. It's often best to have them monitored by one who has experience treating ADHD, though.
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Re: Can my primary care physician prescribe me ADHD Meds (anyone)

My original doctor (family doc) and she prescribes ADHD meds.
I have an appointment with her on Monday to get Adderall, so I can start living again.
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Re: Can my primary care physician prescribe me ADHD Meds (anyone)

Yes, they can. I would call ahead of time before you make an appointment though. There isn't a guarantee that ALL of them will prescribe ADD meds.
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Re: Can my primary care physician prescribe me ADHD Meds (anyone)

Mine did, and does.

I am so glad to have him as my doctor. A lifesaver, literally.


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Re: Can my primary care physician prescribe me ADHD Meds (anyone)

my neurologist suxs and got to pay like 80 $
I was told I got a new doc, have to wait 60 days for my insurance

Guess I have to find if he/she will prescribe

I hate how these meds make me feel but I literally got no choice now..
College demands so much more than I can handle..
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Re: Can my primary care physician prescribe me ADHD Meds (anyone)

Yes they can ----- but primary care physicians are often not nearly as educated or as willing as specialists in the field (an MD who is a psychiatrist, an ADHD LHMC (licensed mental health counselor) who can also prescribe adhd meds, and so forth). My primary care physician prescribed me less than 20% of the does I needed and would not go higher as this class of drugs are regulated by the DEA and they often are very cautious in prescribing. Often, they don't have the time or patience to really ramp you up and fine tune you to the right dosage as a primary care physician wants you in and out as quickly as possible. My primary care physician wanted me in and out asap and didn't even have a specialist to refer me too and he even told me he has ADHD too but that meds alone are good enough which is not true since the underlying behavior must change too. I found my psychiatrist (all of them are MD's who specialize in psychiatry and then may pick different specialties like ADHD, depression, anxiety, etc) on my own who is really good at fine tuning one's meds over time and time is what it takes for your body to adjust and for you to know which dosage works best for you. National sites like CHADD, ADDresources.org, and so forth have referral networks where you can find one. Google works too of course.
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Re: Can my primary care physician prescribe me ADHD Meds (anyone)

My family doc is who diagnosed me and put me on Adderall, so yes - of course your GP can treat ADHD and prescribe meds. Ditch that neurologist....they all suck as*
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