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Tuesday, January 06, 2009 genny003, Community Member, asks

Q: what do I tell my doctor to prescribe me adderall

CryI know I have adhd been having it for years never really needed help, but now I am just lazy and I mean it.  I need not lie.  I had tried my family members adderall and I did do somethings.  I only took them every other day for two weeks, but it really works...

I know that that is against the law

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Dr. Diana L Walcutt, Health Guide
1/ 7/09 7:47pm

Hello Genny:

You should speak with your psychiatrist about this and ask to be tested. If he does not want to do the testing, then simply ask him to let you try the drug, having explained to him how you have come to the conclusion that you have ADD/HD.


I would caution you, however, you may feel better on the drug, but it may not be for the reasons you think. Adderall is an amphetamine; simply put, speed. If you can convince your doctor to give you this drug and it works, that is great. If you can't get another opinion.


Best of luck,

Dr. Diana Walcutt

JD, Community Member
1/10/10 3:58pm

Hello Dr. Walcutt,


I was just searching the web and found this thread. Anyway, I have an appt with my dr. soon and I believe I've been experiencing symptoms of ADD over the last few years and would like to see about trying a medication such as Adderall or Concerta. The only thing is, I don't want him to think I am drug seeking. I've been on different anti depressants in the past and they've done zilch to help my situation--which has reached a breaking point. Do you have any ideas on how to raise this topic?  I've taken a few tests on the web that have yielded positive results re: ADD. Should I bring these to the appointment? I don't want to come off as arrogant either since I'm obviously not a medical professional...any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. 

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