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

Posted by cybercafe on April 13, 2004, at 15:49:26

In reply to 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.
> Thanks.

ask her what it takes to get diagnosed with adult ADD

perhaps suggest some abilify instead of zyprexa as i find it's better for motivation and probably ADD (doesn't block D4 as strongly as zyprexa)....

if you don't mind me asking... do you have addiction problems or some other reason your doc would be hesitant ?

ummm... actually on your last line you did say you were depressed ? i'm confused... and perhaps your doc is worried about the stimulant causing psychosis (if you're on risperdal)... maybe you just need a little while of stability on risperdal to prove you're far from psychosis and he may risk a stimulant ??




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