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Re: what do docs do if you disobey them?

Posted by HelenInCalif on April 3, 2003, at 12:45:21

In reply to what do docs do if you disobey them?, posted by cybercafe on April 2, 2003, at 0:49:05

Years ago when I first suspected I had ADD I was already depressed due to poor performance at work (it was my 1st full time job out of college: I'd always been able to somewhat compensate but not for 8 hours a day).

The 1st pdoc the HMO gave me told me that 'you can't take antidepressants and ADD meds at the same time': Wrong! He wanted me to wait 2 months before starting on the ADD- I would have been out of a job by then. He also was condescending and discounted my research (at the med library, not just any old articles).

This was not acceptable. I found a sympathetic nurse in the HMO's occupational health division who pointed me to a pdoc with real experience with ADD. He immediately started me on Ritalin- such a wonderful change. I could work efficiently, and the depression went away quickly because I solved the root cause.

All to say that doctors can be wrong or inexperienced, and you have no reason to accept his or her statements without solid evidence on their part. I'd find another opinion and doctor.




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