My ADD is so bad right now Watch

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My ADD is so bad right now I went to my GP yesterday and she referred me to a specialist in my nearest city, she said it could take a month or 2 before I get seen. My ADHD/ADD is really bad right now and I cannot focus on anything and have little patience, i’m very impatient. I cannot concentrate on my uni work either. The medicine I have doesn’t seem to help my condition.

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Is the specialist you have been referred to private or on the NHS?

Sorry you're having a rough time right now. It sounds like you need to try out a different medication...do you mind me asking what you're currently taking?
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I was referred to on the NHS, I can't remember the name of medication I'm on right now but it's not really working well...
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I was referred to on the NHS, I can't remember the name of medication I'm on right now but it's not really working well...
I would really really recommend going privately if you can afford it. Ask your GP to refer you. My psychiatrist told me about a number of different medications and the one I'm currently on can be taking in the morning - to focus during the day and at lunch - to focus up to around 10pm... he said it was common for students to go this route if they plan on working for prolonged periods.
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(Original post by ni909)
I would really really recommend going privately if you can afford it. Ask your GP to refer you. My psychiatrist told me about a number of different medications and the one I'm currently on can be taking in the morning - to focus during the day and at lunch - to focus up to around 10pm... he said it was common for students to go this route if they plan on working for prolonged periods.
Please keep in mind that GPs are exactly that: General Practitioners. They are not specialists in issues as complex as ADHD which means that the help/knowledge/advice they can provide us is limited. This is why I think going private is the most efficient way to get help
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Going private costs a lot though, how many students can afford that? But it may be the only way if you can’t wait a month or 2. If you’ve got exams/ deadlines coming up though worth speaking to student services to explain the situation and see if any allowances/ extensions etc can be made in the meantime?
If you’ve been prescribed ADHD/ADD meds already, sounds like you’ve already been seen by a specialist and therefore should still be under their care, at least they should be following you up whilst on these types of meds - usually they’re restricted medicines and GPs can only prescribe them under repeat prescriptions after the specialist has decided which ones are best for you, so is it not poss to go back to the original dr who prescribed them and discuss alternatives?
Sounds like a difficult time for you - best of luck getting sorted, hope you do so soon
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I made a appointment with my GP who referred me again to the hospital, but it's gonna take a while before I'm seen. It's probably best I talk to uni about my exams etc. I used to have regular check-ups at the hospital but they stopped them. If I could afford private I definitely would
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Going private costs a lot though, how many students can afford that? But it may be the only way if you can’t wait a month or 2. If you’ve got exams/ deadlines coming up though worth speaking to student services to explain the situation and see if any allowances/ extensions etc can be made in the meantime?
If you’ve been prescribed ADHD/ADD meds already, sounds like you’ve already been seen by a specialist and therefore should still be under their care, at least they should be following you up whilst on these types of meds - usually they’re restricted medicines and GPs can only prescribe them under repeat prescriptions after the specialist has decided which ones are best for you, so is it not poss to go back to the original dr who prescribed them and discuss alternatives?
Sounds like a difficult time for you - best of luck getting sorted, hope you do so soon
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