i need a doctor who understands me!!!help
Hello new here..22 yr old female. I was diagnosed with adhd as a kid but never ever took medication for it ..parents didn’t believe it.
Well now that I am an adult I see it truly effects my everyday life so I’ve bee seeking treatment. I found a locaol physiology & physciatry center that takes my insurance. They ‘re diagnosed me with ADD.
So I met with one of the nurse practitioners who will be prescribing medication to me. This woman couldn’t have been but 5 years older than me!
I explained my situation .. and I’m actually brought to tears while describing how hard daily tasks are and how I am afraid I am going to lose my job. Well she really brushes me off and doesn’t even look at me while I talk! So she says well let’s try welbutrin it can help with add symptoms. I said no I’d rather not my neurologist had me on it about a year ago for a few months and it cause bad headaches all day. She said well it’s worth a try maybe it’s different now. I said I guess I’ll try again.
Three days later . Worst headache ever that put me out for hours! So I call the office and ask what I should do. They said take Tylenol..(this really frustrated me) I said obviously I tried that . It didn’t work that’s why I am calling. I said if I didn’t take this medicine in the past I would try to fight thru the headaches but I know they won’t go away unless I stop this drug.
So I stop taking it after a few days. Then I call and say I need an appointment because obviously I can’t take the medicine she prescribed and I need something else .well they don’t book me for another month,!!
So I called a few days later because I was so upset that day and was hoping just maybe they had a cancellation or could help me out some how. They made me see the nurse for vitals and tests a couple days later. I go and do that and everything is very good.
2 weeks later I go back to see the nurse practitioner who gave me welbutrin. She’s like the only thing I can do is try strattera..and I said I am a little afraid of this drug because of what I read and heard of it. She said well you worry me because you called every day asking for stimulants. I said umm what? No I didn’t I was just trying to get an appointment with you..not once did I say the word stimulant..I never even brought it up? I’ve never taken that before or anything. I was very confused as to why she said this?
Anyways I’m stuck with this drug I’m afraid to take and in stuck with this uneducated “doctor”. She knows NOTHING. she didn’t even reassure me about straterra.just wrote the scprit and sent me on my way.
What should I do at this point!?!?!?! In suffering :(
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