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My doctor refuses to take me off Ritalin!!


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Old 12-01-2009, 10:52 PM   #1
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My doctor refuses to take me off Ritalin!!

I was diagnosed with adult ADD. For the past 3 months, my doctor has been prescribing me ritalin. However, Ive been experiencing a lot of stomach pain from taking it. My sister also has ADD, and is prescribed adderall, and she says it works wonders for her. (she lives in another state) My doctor just flat out refuses to put me on adderall or anything else!! I want to see another doctor, but I dont want him/her to just put me back on ritalin. I live in the tampa area of florida..does anyone know of a doctor around here who prescribes adderall for ADD??

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Old 12-02-2009, 05:04 AM   #2
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Re: My doctor refuses to take me off Ritalin!!

What is your doctor's reasoning for you staying on ritalin? Just tell you want to try adderall so you can compare the two drugs. If he doesn't have justification maybe you ought to get a second opinion.

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Old 12-02-2009, 06:36 PM   #3
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Re: My doctor refuses to take me off Ritalin!!

all you gotta do is go to a new dr and tell them that you've taken ritalin in the past with bad effects. that's what i did when i went to a new psychologist because ritalin makes me really tired (weird, right?) and only lasts 4 hours. so i got adderall xr and it's a lot better!
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:09 AM   #4
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Re: My doctor refuses to take me off Ritalin!!

[Hi, I was wondering if you ever found a good doctor to go to as I too need to find one. Thanks and good luck!!!

 
Old 03-01-2010, 05:51 AM   #5
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Re: My doctor refuses to take me off Ritalin!!

Why take Ritalin at all?

ADD is not life threatening.

 
Old 03-01-2010, 06:27 PM   #6
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Re: My doctor refuses to take me off Ritalin!!

it may not be life threatening, but quality of life sucks without help of meds like ritalin and adderall. and no, we can't just "get over it" and solve our problems on our own.
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