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CalyNaji

793d

How do I suggest being put on Adderall from Vyvance? I was wondering if Adderall would help me better because nothing else seems to help my adhd. But I learned not to ask or suggest certain stimulants because they always think you are some kind of abuser :/ But how do I try something without them thinking that? Do I just wait around while they try and figure it out. It’s almost been a year and no meds have helped as far as adhd goes.

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    • Dhadhu

      793d

      Well I understand that. Some doctors, not all, don't like when we blatantly ask for something. My old doctor was like that and I ended up changing doctors. I'm a nurse and I am interested in studying to NP in psychiatry so I research and study other treatment options and such. You could just tell them "This particular stimulant is not working for me but I've heard of the medication vyvanse for adhd and what's your opinion of that and could it help me? If not, then what other treatment options do you recommend for me" Psych meds are alot of trial and error to be honest....it sucks for us though.

    • Dhadhu

      793d

      Sorry for my rant...the issues with treating mental illness and stigmas and whatever else about mental health in general is such a sensitive topic for me..I studied nursing overseas (india) and came back to the US. The way some doctors treat mentally ill patients is just awful and demeaning...I really wanted to just punch them. So sorry...it's a really sensitive topic for me.

    • Dhadhu

      793d

      Yeah @bridge_id is right. I ended up going to a new doctor because my old one refused to listen to me on my symptoms of adhd and refused to believe I had it and that the symptoms are something everyone deals with. She also said to choose which illness I wanted to treat because she would treat anxiety and adhd together. I know the reasoning but like still...I ended up searching for a doctor who treat adhd specifically as well as my other illnesses and I told her my problems and what I think I need and what I've researched on it and she listened and agreed with all of what i said. Sometimes doctors or NP think they know everything and most tend to hate social media because of alot of wrong information out there(which i agree there wrong info out there but i dig deeper than just the tiktok videos to find research backing it) I've been misdiagnosed and put on more medications then i can count...but they know more than me in some aspects and because they studied their field alot but I know my body and after studying nursing..I understand my body and what it needs more and ive studied and researched about it because it interests and affects me. I can't write a prescription or do things doctors can unfortunately. If they don't work with you, then find a doctor who does listen. Hopefully you won't need to though.

    • Bridge_Id

      793d

      I agree with dhadhu, explain your situation and your frustration first. Then you can ask if they think a different medication would help. If that still doesn’t work, tell them you think you need to try the new medication. If for some reason they still refuse, there is always the option of going to a new doctor. It may be a hassle but I only found the correct combination of meds that work for me after going to a neurologist. My family and I had been frustrated with the two previous psychiatrists.

    • Dhadhu

      793d

      Well I understand that. Some doctors, not all, don't like when we blatantly ask for something. My old doctor was like that and I ended up changing doctors. I'm a nurse and I am interested in studying to NP in psychiatry so I research and study other treatment options and such. You could just tell them "This particular stimulant is not working for me but I've heard of the medication vyvanse for adhd and what's your opinion of that and could it help me? If not, then what other treatment options do you recommend for me" Psych meds are alot of trial and error to be honest....it sucks for us though.

    • Dunceface

      793d

      I feel like they would understand if you told them it didn’t work well it’s always a trial and error with meds and they should know that not all meds works for people

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