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A_Dog

635d

What makes a person with adhd qualified for meds? I just got diagnosed and have pretty severe symptoms and believe I should be on one how should I go about it? Any other experiences you would like to share?

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    • Cece7

      635d

      But all ages can get medication if needed. Your psychologist could refer you to someone if you ask or you could try searching on your own as well

    • A_Dog

      634d

      Ok thanks guys

    • Katty

      634d

      The diagnosis makes you “qualified” for meds! I’m pretty sure unless you have a history of substance abuse, if you’re diagnosed you can get them. Not everyone with ADHD will want them, but if you do you should seek it out. Often general practitioners can prescribe, but if they won’t you can get a referral to a physiatrist. :)

    • Cece7

      635d

      But all ages can get medication if needed. Your psychologist could refer you to someone if you ask or you could try searching on your own as well

    • Cece7

      635d

      You can delete comments clicking the three dots on the top right of them fyi

    • A_Dog

      635d

      Oh wait should not have said that don’t tell

    • A_Dog

      635d

      Can he prescribe or if I ask recommended a person also I am a minor so not sure if that effects anything

    • A_Dog

      635d

      Ok but I only have a psychologist

      • Cece7

        635d

        @A_Dog you’ll need to have a psychiatrist or possibly primary care doctor prescribe them. Recommend the psychiatrist as they understand the medication and will get you on the correct one and dose vs a regular doctor does not specialize in This and will likely give you the basic one size fits all option

    • CowgirlKenzie

      635d

      From what I've heard with adhd, if you think you need meds, you probably do. I just talked to my psychiatrist about it and she agreed and we've been trying to find the dosage I need but it's already been a HUGE help for me

      • Cece7

        635d

        @CowgirlKenzie that seems to be exactly how it’s gone in my experience for any disorder they really let you lead the way. If you feel you need medication for something they usually will give it to you and see if it helps

    • Ijinglewheniwalk

      635d

      I just replied to your thing about anxiety meds but I recently got on ADHD meds and omg it’s amazing!! I’m able to focus so much better

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