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Adult ADD/ADHD

I am going to discuss with my Dr. about getting ADD/ADHD medication, how do I ensure him that it is for the right reasons and not to abuse it like a lot of people do these days. I am not on any other medications and only go to the Dr. if I desperatly need too. I hate to take pills but I am trying to be the best person that I can, which means medication. I am a mother, a wife and a co-worker. I have a lot on my plates as many of us do. I have struggled with this for most of my adult life and am now trying to make it easier on all of us. I am going to do soemthing about it. I am realizing that it is not just about me but about the person I can be for everyone that depends on me.
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I suggest you go to a psychiatrist or a neurologist - not a general practitioner. The doctor will have a checklist and should be able to tell you if ADD is your problem or if there is another cause for your symptoms.  Also, a psychiatrist is better trained to know whether or not you are just trying to get drugs or truly need them for a medical problem. If your doctor does not take your symptoms seriously, you should find another doctor.
By the way, a psychiatrist is an MD and seeing one does not mean you are crazy so please get the treatment you need!
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Discoverering ADD/ADHD is becoming more common in adulthood. What kind of symptoms are you having?
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Hello,  Tell the Dr. you have a hard time focusing and finishing projects and simple tasks.  I also said I had a hard time concentrating on things.  He gave me Vyvanse and it really helps.  Good luck.  It does also give you some energy too and I tried Adderral and didn't like that as much. marnie602
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