Reply To: Undiagnosed but OMFG


Oh, please be aware that although doctors hate when you tell them what is wrong with you and ask for controlled substances, I recently read that about 95% of the time that doctors finally diagnose “adult” adhd the patient was already quite aware. Some points to make your case for trying the medication is that you are not 6 years old like many that get prescribed. You could make the point that you have been dealing with this your whole life and that you didn’t just wake up and want drugs. That doctors routinely describe the risk of using these medications as small, and that the diagnosis probably cannot be made without trying the drugs, the fact that the drugs work is apparently the proof of diagnosis. I have heard many stories about how hard it is to get the medication if you want it, while they often push it on 6 year olds. Best of luck.