why hesitating to prescibe different meds?
Hi 22 yr old female. Recently diagnosed.
I met with a nurse practitioner who diagnosed me with add and prescribed welbutrin even though I told her I took it in the past and it gave me headaches. She gave it to me anyway
A few days after taking it the headaches came back I called and said I can’t take this drug..please help me j need some other type of medicine.
They schedule me a month later
The next few days I’m struggling and stressed out and worry ing that they’ll will never help me becAuse they didn’t care about me. So I call to see if I can get in sooner.
Well I eventually went in today a month after stopping welbutrin.
She says to me the only thing I can do is give u strattera. I said I’m afraid to take it I’ve heard bad things.
She said well Im not giving u anything else because u kept calling asking for stimulants.
I said what!? No I didn’t I never brought that up ever..I was just trying to get help and seen sooner since I couldn’t take the meds u prescrbed.
She said well it’s either stratteta or counseling.. take your pick.
This ignorant woman is only about 5 yrs older than me. Very uneducated in this field. Didn’t make me feel comfortable. And never reassured me about strattera. Not to mention she made me feel like a drug seeker or something? I just don’t understand why she made this assumption:??
I will not see her again. Should I see my primary doctor?
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