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Thanks anyway!

Yes I am. Many people, including my own research, has said that stimulants would not be good for my bipolar. I believe non-stimulants work for many, and I might be in that group. Its worth the risk, I just have to figure out a way to get there with limited options and judgmental doctors. This question is about navigating the gatekeepers biases correctly and learning what not to say.

I know from my parent’s struggles trying to get pain treatment how quickly the label “medication seeking” can get applied and stick and ruin you.