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Old 03-05-13, 07:23 PM
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Hi Everyone!

I'm new here! I just realized there is a huge possibility that I have ADHD when I was talking with my counsellor last week. (I have depression and anxiety which suprise surprise can be linked to adult ADD!) Since then I've been lurking through these forums all the time and I feel like I can identify with everyone lol.

Anyways, I live in Ontario, Canada, and went to my family doctor to get a diagnosis. She wouldn't give me a diagnosis but instead said she would give me a referral to a psychiatrist. This was last week. I've been getting anxious so I called my clinic to see the status and ws told it takes an INCREDIBLY long time, like 6months, to get an appointment with a psychiatrist. The fastest way is to go to the emergency room but I'm not about to abuse our medical system like that!

I'm almost certain i have ADHD, it would explain everything in my life. To make this post short I won't get into it but I'm 99.99999% sure I have adhd. All I want to do is get treatment for it but I have to wait ahhhh.

Is there anything I can do while waiting? Anything I can say to my doctor to just get some meds or something I can't wait 6 months ahhhhh!!! I showed her some online assessments I took and everything, explained my medical history but she insisted on going this route. My counsellor told me that doctors can make the diagnosis too but no not mine! ahh. what do I do. It's like i have finally figured out what's wrong with me but can't get it fixed yet.
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Old 03-06-13, 12:00 PM
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Re: What on earth do I do while I wait!?

Ontario here too. London.

Dude i'm in the same boat. After 30 years of life, i finally realized that I have ADHD. I have to wait till april just to get a referral to the psychologist specialist = P Man, i have to admit i'm really afraid of whats going to happen if I don't have ADHD, i'm at the end of my rope.
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Old 03-06-13, 04:52 PM
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Re: What on earth do I do while I wait!?

So I did some investigating and there are clinics all around ON that do testing... at a price. I was willing to drive for 3 hours to just get an assessment and pay the $1000 but I found the ACE clinic in Toronto, they only charge $400. I'm hoping I can get my diagnosis and show it to my doctor. Like I too am at the end of my rope if I don't have ADHD because this just explains everything!! I strongly suggest looking around for ADD clinics in London if you're willing to pay the price! My only issue now is that they booked me in pretty quick but I have to wait almost 2 weeks to see my family doctor. I CANNOT WAIT ANYMORE AHHH. At least I'm not waiting as long as I thought i would for an actual diagnosis though phewww.
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Re: What on earth do I do while I wait!?

Why would it be abusing our system? If it's a legitimate route, then use it. 6 months is long time to wait. Luckily, I was diagnosed by my doctor, so I didn't have to wait too long.. What about walk in clinics?
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Re: What on earth do I do while I wait!?

What kind of testing are we talking about? There are no tests for adhd. There are only tests to help rule out other learning disorders and possibly to rule out other mental health issues.
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Re: What on earth do I do while I wait!?

Apparently in Ontario this is the route we have to go because there's too many people getting "diagnosed" by family doctors and getting prescriptions and selling them in schools or something. This test is like an assessment to get a legitimate diagnosis of ad/hd, and hopefully with that I can show it to my doctor and get medication. (assuming that I do have it... which at this point I'm pretty certain! All I want to do is get treated ASAP). If I get really desparate I'll start going to walk in clinics and stuff but I honestly feel weird going to an emergency room, too much anxiety there. We'll see how this goes. Less than 24 hours till my assessment ahhh.
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