Amphetamine as an indicator

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      Oscar
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      A few days ago I had an argument with my doctor where she flatly refused to listen to my reasoning in seeking investigation/diagnosis for ADD/ADHD and have since taken some over the counter amphetamines (for weight loss) and to no surprise on my part have had a cloudy feeling, low energy reaction.

      For obvious reasons I don’t endorse this to anyone, I just want to know how valid the reaction I’ve had is as an indicator?

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      Penny Williams
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      One’s reaction to a stimulant is not an accurate indicator for diagnosis. It’s best to connect with a specialist and get a formal evaluation:

      Choosing a Professional to Diagnose and Treat ADHD

      What Your Doctor Needs to Know About Diagnosing Adult ADHD

      Here’s an online self-test that can potentially reveal if you’re on the right track pursuing ADHD evaluation too:

      [Self-Test] Could You Have Adult ADHD?

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

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