I'm an older guy who has had ADHD before it was invented. But of course back then I was just a lazy, distracted, unfocused, fidgety kid and a disappointment to my parents for being 'smart' yet failing all the time. Despite the fact that my 3 children and most of my grandchildren are on medication for ADHD, it took an innocent question from an in-law to make me aware that I have it in spades! Pick a symptom and that's me. DUH. She gave me some Dextroamp 5mg that she said was a little pick me up prescribed for when she got home from work since she took 35 mg in the mornings. (Yeah, Yeah I know, bad to share drugs) I tried one and was astounded at the marvelous effect on my ability to produce and focus. The fog lifted, projects became easily doable instead of overwhelming; previously onerous jobs became simple to walk through. Took one 5mg pill in the morning for eight weeks to see if this was sustainable, with nothing but the most desirable outcomes I could imagine. No side effects I could feel except it wore off about 3 pm and the fog came back.
So I went to my primary care doctor today, explaining everything and asking for a diagnosis and prescription. He balked, saying I'd need to go be cleared by a cardiologist first and then get a complete psychological workup and diagnosis before he would even talk with me about it. Is that the normal procedure these days? I thought an MD could diagnose. Sure I'm older but in great shape and he's known me for 25 years. Well, thanks for reading and any advice or help would be nice. I want a diagnosis!!!