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Posted by Mary on December 30, 1999 at 10:28:40:

In Reply to: Increasing meds myself posted by Theresa on December 30, 1999 at 08:31:24:

: My daughter was put on adderall to help her stay focused. She was only put on 2.5 mg as #1 she is only 5 years old and #2 she is really sensitive to all meds. She had a doctor appt. on 1/6 to see how she was doing and increase dosage if needed. The doctors offoce just called yesterday and said they had to reschedule her appt. Needless to say, the new appt is close to a month away! (I hate doctors!). Anyways my question is I do see a change in her with the meds, but not enough. Would it be safe for ME to increase her from 2.5 mg to 5 mg and tell the doctor when I go to the new appt? She only takes it once a day in the morning.

Why not call the clinic and ask to speak to your doctors nurse. Have her ask the doctor about increasing the medication and then she can call you back. Also maybe I am wrong but the office should not put you off for a nearly a month. You may want to call the office and tell them you need to see the doctor before then and sort of "insist" that they schedule you sooner. The more I read about clinics putting patients off the luckier I feel to have the wonderful clinic I have here in my hometown. As for increasing the meds yourself........why chance it when all it takes is a call to his nurse to clear it with the doctor himself.
One final thing..........If your clinic is associated with some larger group you might want to consider writing them a letter complaining about the way they tend to put you off for a month at a time in regards to appointments. Let them know you are dissatisfied and hopefully it will get them to pay attention.

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