I finally got an official diagnosis in December, adhd PI, which I've pretty much known since middle school. But like a lot of people, I had depression and anxiety blamed for everything, with little to no help from medication and therapy.
I was living in Cleveland and got my diagnosis from the cleveland clinic by an adhd specific psychologist who runs their center for adhd. But my first problem is I've heard a lot of people say that after changing doctors, sometimes they'll make you get rediagnosed, or even undiagnosed you if they think they know better.
I'm 99 percent sure I need to be on a stimulant to even have a chance at having a fulfilling life, or even be a useful person. I only graduated high school bc I finally got a psych to consider adhd and let me try Concerta (not great, but when it worked it worked). Otherwise my days are decided by my caffeine tolerance.
I live in Indiana if anyone knows someone. My current searches either don't take insurance, refuse/cannot prescribe stimulants, or have several months to wait (I also have that long to wait to see a doctor who will be my primary care, so I can't ask them).
I've been waiting so long to feel capable of starting my life, and having suffered so long, probably need to relearn how to be a person even if I do get "better". I don't know how to ask a place if they don't prescribe stimulants without being distrusted.
Between all this, waiting for appointments and diagnosis and possibly having to redo it if I choose the wrong place--it could be years still before any treatment.
TLDR: I would really appreciate direction on how to find someone that can prescribe me medication, probably stimulants, and also hopwfully adhd coaching/therapy. Or even just your experiences between diagnosis and treatment. I have already checked chadd directories and searched online a lot.
Rarely, if ever, can a person find out what a doctor does and does not prescribe by calling. This is viewed as drug seeking behavior. Even if a doctor prescribed someone a particular medication. That does not mean the doctor will prescribe that medication to you.
A new doctor will want to diagnose you. Even when a doctor has a copy of a patients medical records. They usually prefer to make their own diagnosis. The doctor that is treating you is the one responsible for that treatment. That is why doctors prefer to make their own diagnosis.