Who Do I Go To For An Adderall Prescription If My Primary Care Doctor Doesn't Want To Prescribe It To Me?

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Asked by LostInTranslation

Who Do I Go To For An Adderall Prescription If My Primary Care Doctor Doesn't Want To Prescribe It To Me?

I've mentioned taking adderall to help me with my problems to my primary care doctor and she doesn't like when I mention things that are wrong with me.. Which is nuts because she is supposed to be my doctor who should help me.. Anyways.. She is very unhelpful and doesn't believe my sincerity when I ask for a prescription. I know from personal experience (the best kind of experience.. right?) that adderall helps me with every aspect of my day. If I don't get a prescription I know plenty of people who sell them, but I genuinely know I should have a prescription to help me. Any advice, knowledge, or anything else is welcome and encouraged.

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Thank you for your question and welcome to ADHDCentral.com.

I am not a medical professional and would not be able to give you medical advice.

You don't mention whether you have been formally diagnosed with ADHD and, if so, if this is the doctor who diagnosed you. If you haven't been diagnosed, that would be your first step. You may want to make an appointment with a psychiatrist or psychologist, both whom are qualified to diagnose ADHD.

If you have previously been diagnosed and your doctor still does not want to prescribe medication, you should ask him why. You can also choose to see a psychiatrist for your ADHD and discuss medication with the psychiatrist.

If you are not happy with the care you receive from your primary doctor, you are able to go to another doctor. Check with your insurance company to find out which doctors in your area accept your insurance and contact the different offices to be sure they are accepting new patients.

Eileen

Answered by Eileen Bailey