I am wondering if anyone else has experienced what I have when it comes to getting your prescription for ADHD medication.
First, I have been taking medication for ADHD for too many years to count. For 25 years I had the same psychiatrist and he had me come in for 15 minutes every two and a half months for medication management. This worked beautifully. He would have me come in two weeks before the prescription ran out because I can only have my prescriptions filled at a mail order pharmacy and I must allow ten days for the prescription to arrive. I never realized how good I had it with this physician until he retired.
It was not easy finding a psychiatrist taking new patients, taking new patients for medication management for a controlled medication (Vyvanse), and an adult taking medication for ADHD. Finally, I found one and dealing with him is so frustrating and difficult. He charges $75.00 for fifteen minutes - that is okay because I need the medication. However, I must argue with him every time I see him. He wants to date the prescription for the day I take my last dose. This means I have to go through two weeks without medication while waiting for the medication to arrive in the mail. The second problem is with the pharmacy. They screw up somewhere with my prescription every single time. There has been only one time in the past ten years that they got it right. It has been forwarded to the wrong state to be filled, sent to the wrong address, put on hold for no apparent reason, the date has been incorrectly, on and on and on. While trying to straighten the problem out I constantly hear "this is a controlled drug you know" from every person I talk to. Sorry it is controlled but I still need it. That is always their explanation when they screw up. They tell me that controlled drugs are handled differently and they must take precautions before dispensing them. Okay, take precautions, but fill it and send it too.
When it is time for me to get my Rx filled every three months my anxiety level goes through the roof because I know I have so much to go through before I actually receive my prescription. Why does it have to be this way. I would love to be "normal" and not have to take this medication. I feel as though I am treated like I am asking for street drugs by the way I am treated.
Has anyone else experienced this or am I just cursed?