|January 31, 2013 at 10:45 am #118785|
I got diagnosed with ADHD 2 years ago by my psychologist, who suggested I talk to my family doctor for medication. My doctor seemed less than happy to give me a prescription, but still prescribed me a month supply of Ritalin. Day 1 and I already felt soooo… normal?
I took them all month and when I returned to see my doctor for my refill, I explained to him that when I take Ritalin, I do not “feel” anything. I simply felt normal and realized I was actually finishing tasks that I started, such as cleaning and work stuff. He told that it is not normal for me to not feel anything and that if the medication was working for me I should feel “like a smoked a joint” (his own words).
Instantly after I told him about my caffeine experience, he decided that Ritalin is absolutely not working for me and that he will not prescribe it to me anymore. I asked him if another drug would work better. He responded by stating that if Ritalin doesnt work for me, no other drugs will.
I called my psychologist and told her what had happened. She suggested I should definitively get a second opinion. I also talked to my pharmacist as I know she is highly trained in drugs. She also said that it seems I could greatly benefit from some medications and also suggested that I get a second opinion.
So, my first question is : Do you think there is a prescription out there that could help me or does it sound like my body really doesnt react well to any ADHD drug?
Most importantly, how do I get a second opinion? I am in New-Brunswick. I called Telecare and they advised me to go to an after hours clinic. Every clinic I called said they will never prescribe Ritalin or other controlled drugs. The only other options that Ive been told are to go to an ER (with a 7-9 hour wait, that doesnt seem like a good option to me). I also called a few psychiatrists and they all seem to have 1-2 year wait.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my topic.
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