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This is very strange. And it’s not the first time someone has posted about it here. I don’t understand what this letter from the College of Physicians & Surgons is about, or why its being sent out to doctors.

I can’t really give you much advice about how to get a prescription because I don’t understand the situation. You are correct that going to a walk-in clinic and asking for a controlled substance is not a good idea. They won’t write you a prescription, not even with proof of your diagnosis. Also, they will send a report back to your doctor, which could make the situation worse.

Now that I think about it, this could explain why my doctor suddenly seemed hesitant to prescribe medication for me when 10 years ago he practically tried to shove it down my throat. I ended up asking him for a referral to a psychiatrist who does ADHD assessments. The psychiatrist recommended Vyvanse, and the doctor went along with it, though reluctantly.

The only thing I can suggest is taking to your doctor about it and trying to get through to him. If that doesn’t work, ask for a referral to a psychiatrist who will prescribe medication. It is probably better if you have a referral than just going to another doctor on your own, which may look suspicious. You could also try asking him to prescribe a non-stimulant medication, such as Welbutrin. It might be better than nothing. (just be sure to check out all the options first and know what the side effects are and if it is a good choice for you or not)

As for having trouble expressing yourself, that is a common problem for a lot of us. Try to work out what you want to say ahead of time and write it all down. Then just read from your notes, and don’t let him interrupt you or cut you off. If you can take a friend or family member with you for support that would be great.

Good luck and keep us posted.