I take Adderall and my doctors office policy states that I must communicate every month to refill my prescription. The reason for my vent is....
I DID NOT remember to call on line (website)?...O'yes I do...about ten times a day.....but everyone knows that thoughts come in and out just as fast!! Like a fly in your car, you pay attention when it is in your face or bites your foot. DAMN FLY!!
I do not have a helper, assistant, secretary (politicly incorrect..sorry!!) but I have for the third time this year ran out of my medication.
Anyone else stop (abruptly) using Adderall 30mg???? Tired as HELL..can't concentrate....talking, talking, interupting....moody?...may I go on!!
It seems that there are some industries that I feel are being proactive. For example, my pharmacy, will text me with refill reminders. Holy-smokes, all I have to text back "1" and they are filled. My credit union will text if my account is lower than a $100.00. Unfortunately happens often, but that has saved my ass!!
Talking about medical facilities/doctors....I know that there are restrictions for a reason. Hell, I work with people trying to change their lives from severe addiction to recovery. I am no better and DO NOT need to have special treatment then anyone else.
The world is more aware of the need for strong changes, boundaries, and checks and balances. To manage and stop drug abuse. I love the people I serve. Many have stated that without the restrictions and other changes, they would still be in their addiction.
All that I am asking for is... that medical staff be more proactive check-in's and making sure that people are being healthy. Especially with their mental health/medication.
You are glutton for punishment and have read this long, BUT I hope you understand my frustration. I empathize with my clients in recovery.... how difficult it is to trust in medical prof., with trying to be patient, with "white knuckling" the days until I get my medication.
Monday, 9/28/20...took my last medication. Sick on Tuesday, dragged on Wed. not able to get my medication until this past Tuesday. This past Sunday, I could not keep focus, at work, while I was writing a report advocating for more time for my patient in treatment needed for recovery and support.
I can not expressed the torture the computer work is without my medication!!
I respect my medication and know how and why I need it. But without it, I feel that no one cares. Why should I? Hell... I should remember....it is important, right? It's NOT that, it (my med.) is sooo damn important. But I also have a life, kids, farm, home, laundry, dishes, 28 animals feedings and watering, may I go on.
So...yes I forgot.
If you are a healthcare worker, a doctor, PA, nurse, nurse assitant, office worker, etc. I respect your job and position. BUT please help me/us!! Try being proactive like the pharmacies, credit unions/banks, etc.
I truly respect and love anyone making the long road of my "vent."