Jeff_K

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  • in reply to: Too old for Concerta? #70897
    Jeff_K
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    Thanks, Ken. I appreciate your feedback.

    in reply to: Too old for Concerta? #70848
    Jeff_K
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    Well, I found a doctor who, while not prescribing ADHD medicine themselves, would refer me to a psychiatrist who will. But I am pretty sure getting an appointment will take time and they are going to want to test me, etc. I’ve already been tested but I’m sure they will want to administer their own tests (and, cynically, to bill my insurance for it). So I’m probably looking at months with my meds. The new doctor has staunchly refused to write this prescription, she’s pretty stubborn for someone who doesn’t know me, I’m moving on from this practice.

    in reply to: Too old for Concerta? #70434
    Jeff_K
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    ADHDmomma – I have had no side effects, I sleep fine and have no symptoms when I miss a day. I am not thrilled with the thought of taking an anti-depressant. I’m not depressed! Anyway, I am researching doctors and will let everyone know what I find out. It’s not as easy as I thought to change doctors.

    in reply to: Too old for Concerta? #70272
    Jeff_K
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    Update: Well, no other physicians in the practice are taking new patients or they will not write a prescription for me. Sloshing through the list of doctors who 1) Know what adult ADHD is, 2) will write me a prescription and 3) is on my insurance is going to be a long and painstaking process. I imagine I will run out of meds before I find one. This has me pretty broken up – I DO NOT WANT TO GO BACK TO LIFE BEFORE CONCERTA.

    🙁

    in reply to: Too old for Concerta? #69423
    Jeff_K
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    All – many, many thanks for all your responses. Hearing your opinions and thoughts has been extremely helpful. I am not going to continue with this doctor and will seek out another one, probably in the same practice. I only saw this doctor once.

    Again, thank you all.

    in reply to: Too old for Concerta? #68372
    Jeff_K
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    Chris – thanks for the response. Yeah, this was my first appt with this new doctor and the first thing she wanted to do was change my meds! I think you’re right, I will seek a second opinion. It’s weird that I can’t find anything on line that backs her claim. <shrug>

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