What up everyone, before you read this thread I ask all reading to please disregard all bias on the topic. thanks a lot.
I need advice on whether or not it is even worth attempting to get a script for medical marijuana........I reside in Rhode Island as a current student and have hit the end of the road.
background: I was first diagnosed with ADD/ADHD in 7th grade.... My doctors started me out on Ritalin (SP?) the drug worked wonders for my attention and drive, literally wonders. But after about a month or two the side affects were just way to harsh...lost all motivation to eat, lost the ability to get an erection, developed insomnia...couldn’t for my life even contemplate sleep till like 3am, on average I get 3-4 hours of sleep a night AT MOST, my heart races even at what my doctor says is "pre school amounts" 10MG which is what I am taking now, when I first got put on Ritalin in 7th grade they had me at 56 ****ing milligrams!!!!! I sweat an unbelievable amount...imp literally waiting away....
when I presented my doctor with these symptoms they switched me to concerta........nothing, literally concerta did not even phase me....went to my doc and they switched me to adderall which brings me to what im taking now...10 mg of adderall daily and I love it!! it takes me from someone with a very serious case of ADD/ADHD and turns me into someone with incredible drive to learn and no problem paying attention which I need and love...but my side effects are becoming worse and worse.... currently in the past 2 weeks of weekday daily use of 10 mg I’ve lost 30 pounds.... I’ve lost all motivation to eat, have developed what seems to me a full blown case of insomnia, no more then 4 hours of sleep a night if that...I lay in my bed for hours tossing and turning trying my hardest to go to sleep but I cant, my whole body sweats, I shake, again imp literally waiting away, after my classes end I only have the power to lay in my bed and dream about being able to sleep and eat.... its really getting bad
in all seriousness marijuana in small amounts for me in conjunction with my ADD medication alleviates (SP?) EVERY negative side affect. Ive smoked pot a couple times in conjunction with my adderall and it really is what I’m desperately in need of. Marijuana provides me most importantly with a drive to eat, a drive to maintain my incredible personality even when on aderall, and also very important to me is it provides me with the ability to sleep when sleep is needed....... for a doctor to deny someone like me access to something that I desperately need like harmless marijuana but would love to prescribe something that is basically methamphetamines in a pill BOOGLES MY MIND..... ceasing my ADD medication cannot be an option for me, getting prescription sleep aids cannot happen because ive had problems with addiction to sleep aids in the past and is not an option for me, I am getting down to going to my local doctor on my hands and knees and beg for medicinal marijuana... don’t think im some 18 year old just looking for a reason to get high..... That is not the case at all, im sorry if marijuana provides relief to all my current health problems associated with my much needed ADD medication... for a doctor to not even let me state my case and just deny me based on my age is just WRONG.
do I stand any chance in receiving medical marijuana???? if not im horribly afraid of being forced to drop my ADD medication. I don’t no what I would do without this medication, again ive been prescribed every sort of ADD med since I was in 7th grade I cant even make it to class without my ADD meds....literally I loose all drive associated with everything. But loosing 20 pounds every week and a half could very easily end up killing me....I weigh 135 now and im 5 ft 9, last week I weighed 160....
please I need guidance on what to do, who better to ask then you guys?
thank you very much for your time it is much appreciated