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September 7, 2017 at 8:01 am in reply to: (UK) Getting consistent care from the NHS for my partner. #59943KellsbellsParticipant
Thanks for the advice ADHDMomma. Unfortunately you tend to get the clinician you’re given. One of the symptoms of a ‘free’ national health service, but I’ll keep pushing him for a second opinion by someone who actually specialises in ADHD.
We already spend a lot of time hiking having recognised the benefits of exercise and nature. He also accompanies me with my dog walking business when his work permits.
Diet is a bone of contention. I try to influence his sugar and additive intake and ensure healthier options are at home, but it’s an area of weakness for him. His colleagues consume energy drinks like they are water and he regularly fails to spot his impulsivity with food. It’s a fine line being a carer but respecting his right to make his own decisions. Often I end up nagging like a Mum.
Since his recent self-harm we have been practicing Mindfulness which has helped somewhat but he struggles to be consistent with it as it physically hurts his head when he really pushes himself with it.
KellySeptember 7, 2017 at 7:43 am in reply to: (UK) Getting consistent care from the NHS for my partner. #59942KellsbellsParticipant
Thanks for the reply Dan. It helps to know that there are others experiencing the same lack of support. Try not to beat yourself up over the work errors. If you’re new to the job, it will take time to settle in and find strategies to help. Have you disclosed your ADHD? I encourage my partner to once he’s through probation to help protect his job should he have any symptom induced problems.
Good luck with the Dr. I’ve written to the Patient Advice & Liason Service describing my SO experiences and stating how the current provisions are inadequate. I’ll let you know how we get on.
All the best.