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I have been waiting for an adhd diagnosis and have been on some medication for ocd-

My mum has been phoning the drs on my behalf because admittedly I don’t like to bother my GP. She has also booked an appointment for me when I didn’t want one.

Today she rang them again trying to hurry them with the adhd forms- which I was told the wait is 20 months.

I asked the receptionist if I could block my mum from timing on my behalf anymore and they said they certainly could- I am 21.

Am I overreacting?
Reply 1
Original post by Anonymous
I have been waiting for an adhd diagnosis and have been on some medication for ocd-
My mum has been phoning the drs on my behalf because admittedly I don’t like to bother my GP. She has also booked an appointment for me when I didn’t want one.
Today she rang them again trying to hurry them with the adhd forms- which I was told the wait is 20 months.
I asked the receptionist if I could block my mum from timing on my behalf anymore and they said they certainly could- I am 21.
Am I overreacting?

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No, you are not overreacting.

Your mother should not be treating you like a child at 21 or booking appointments without your permission.
Get the surgery to block her as soon as possible and tell them to never ever release any of your medical information to her.
Reply 3
Depends. When you say you don't like bothering your GP are there times when you should be phoning, but don't? When you say you don't want an appointment, is that true or do you need one and you're putting it off?

If you are managing your condition then no, you don't need any parental intervention. However, if you are avoiding contact with your GP when it's required, then you need to take responsibility and show your mother that you can manage without her and then take further steps with the GP.
I don't think you're overreacting but equally, as a previous post said, if you require an appointment for a GP but are avoiding doing so when you need it, you should step up and make that appointment for yourself so your mother doesn't feel like she has to.

If this is the case (that you're avoiding contacting the GP despite needing to), she likely isn't doing it with malicious or controlling intent by any means - she's simply being a mother.

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