I was just diagnosed with ADD at 38, 3 years after having my only child. But the doc won't put me ob ADD meds because she's afraid they will make my anxiety worse. I tell her my anxiety is a direct result of how the ADD wrecks havoc in my day to day life. She is ridiculously cautious and I am thinking I should switch doctors. She put me on the anti-depressent SELEXA even after I pleaded with her I knew I was not suffering clinical depression. After 4 days on a super low dose, I was crying 15 hours a day and couldn't keep my eyes open. Now she's got me trying Trilepta which doesn't do ANYTHING for my inability to focus or remember anything. It seems to stabalize my mood swings, but that was a secondary problem in my opinion. Why won't doctors just listen to their patients???? Why is she so afraid to give me the stimulants I know I need. SHe has mentioned the possibility of Stratara but 5 months have passed since I started with her and I am to lose it on her as that 5 months has been a struggle and she's done basically nothing but waste my time treating me like a guinea pig and not hearing a word I say. I brought in 6 on-line ADD tests which showed a 99% likelyhood I indeed have it pretty severely but still she's got me only a toddler's doe of this Trilepta stuff which does nothing and says even if she tries me on Stratara, she wants to wait a month or two more... then i've also heard Stratara really doesn't work at all if you feel extremely disfuctional in terms of getting anything accomlished on any day... I can't focus, I talk in tangents and I can't relax. I have a friend on Aderall who says it changed her life. Why won't my psychiatrist try me on it?? I'm not an alcoholic or drug addict. i just want to get my life back. I have read that events such as child-birth can trigger ADD at an adult age. Are there any options I have to be treated through the internet?? I live on a small island and we don't have more than 2 psychiatrists who accept my state funded insurance. I am really at my wits end. i have been patient for 5 months. Any advice??