I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult about 5 years ago. During that time I had to have several surgeries to correct a shoulder injury. Because of the multiple surgeries, I became physically dependent on pain killers. I want to stress physically dependent because I had no idea that my body was hooked until I just stopped taking pain killers and became very sick. I was put on Zubsolv to manage the symptoms. Because of me being on Zubsolv, I’m finding it almost impossible to find a psychiatrist to prescribe stimulants. Any suggestions?
There are many people with ADHD and a history of substance abuse that take ADHD medication. I think it takes the right clinician and one with experience in this area, which certainly may be challenging to find.