Finally diagnosed with ADHD in my early 40's. Went through every conceivable non-stimulant medication with very bad results. Found Adderall IR is a life safer for me, the XR was not great. My family doctor was my prescriber then he retired. Found a new person that handled my medication management. He switched me from Adderall IR to Mydayis. Not the best fit for me. Then I had to stop all my meds for awhile due to some issues as I went through menopause. Now that I am at a point that I can get my life back on track with my ADHD medication my previous doctor will not see me because it has been 2 years, I am considered a new patient and he is no longer taking new patients. So they changed me to the CNP in the office. I do not get a long with her. She made it clear that she thought I was going to get addicted if I took Adderall and wanted me to start from scratch with the non-stimulant meds I already tried in the past. I finally convinced her that the Adderall IR was the proper medication but she refuses to prescribe to me the way the Adderall IR worked best. She has made comments about being a drug seeker. So far from the truth it is not even funny.
Personally I don't think she knows what she is doing. She feels that Adderall IR should be taken at 8 hour intervals and would prefer me to stay at 10mg am and 5mg 8 hours later . This medication only lasts 4-6 hours and when my family doctor prescribed it to me we worked hard to find what worked well and had it down to a science. On long days when I had classes in the evening I would take it 3x a day and it worked quite well. I never took it if I did not require to be able to focus. My family doctor also had ADHD so he completely understood. She does not. Her words were "You cant expect to focus all day long if you have ADHD." I wonder how she would function in her job if she could not focus for 50 % or more of her day?
I have started the journey to find a new person for my medication management but not sure how to tell them I needed to change without looking like a drug seeker. Also wondering how to explain to them what worked in the past and not get the same reaction. I want to find a person that works as a team where I also have a say in what I put in my body.
I would love to hear any suggestions I could get.