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Why is it so hard to get diagnosed wit Adult ADD?

Posted by twinmom on April 13, 2004, at 14:16:47

I am not just depressed, I am not Bipolar as my new pdoc seems to think, I score off the scales on Adult ADD quizes and the only time I can remember being really happy in the last nine years is when one dr, had me on a combination AD and ritalin...WHY OH WHY is it so hard to get anyone to listen to me and believe me. My son is ADHD, my dad only ever responded to a elavil/ritalin combination and it is what has worked for me.
Now I cry everyday my pdoc has me on risperdol, lexapro, and topamax (after gaining 30 pounds on a zyprexa trial) I am tiered all the time I can't think I can't wotk and 2 weeks ago I actually took a box cutter to my wrist. I know what I need but no one will listen and with each job or insurance change I have to start all over again - it sometimes it so hard it is not worth the fight. But I have 4 kids who need me including 2 two year old - this is so unfair to them.

Please help me - what do I say to my doctor on friday to convince her I need AD and ritalin and not all this other crap. I just need the med for my Depression and my ADD.





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