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Re: New doc is not only benzophobic but stimuphobic! Saragram

Posted by Ritch on January 7, 2003, at 12:38:26

In reply to New doc is not only benzophobic but stimuphobic!, posted by Saragram on January 7, 2003, at 11:39:59

> I went to a new GP yesterday, hoping to try Adderall or Ritalin for ADD that my therapist believes I have. Unfortunately, it seems that the new doc is anti benzos AND stims. She halved the number of Xanax tablets I can get at one time (says she's afraid I might get robbed by a coke addict if they found out I had them).
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> She also says she won't prescribe me a stim until I go to a psychiatrist for more formal testing. She thinks I'm simply a "disorganized procrastinator that just needs to exercise more self-discipline." That's what I've been hearing since first grade (52 years ago) and it's no help!
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> I just hope that testing will validate what I strongly feel is the case, that I DO have a neurotransmitter problem. I ran out of gas on the way to work today (probably the 6th time in the past year) right after stopping at the post office/gas station to get my mail. I had a bunch of other things on my mind and just didn't look at the gauge. These things happen to me all the time. I spent half the morning looking for a phone number and a package of vacuum cleaner bags that were in plain sight.

Hi, can your therapist refer you to a psych? GP's are probably the least likely to prescribe stimulants to adults (kids-no problem). Have you tried L-tyrosine and/or fish oil supplementation? I've found it somewhat helpful for my attentiveness problems. That might get you by until you see a pdoc. I remember returning videos to the rental store and almost dropped them in a mailbox instead!


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