July 26, 2010 at 3:26 pm #88474
CliveMemberJuly 26, 2010 at 3:26 pmPost count: 84
Ok I got all excited , got all my ducks in a row , i was pumped for my meeting at the hospital mental heath unit.
Sat in the reception filled out all my paperwork and profiles and asked to join a retirement age gentleman to discuss the profiles , no real intresting questions .
i think you have ADD, why did you wait untill you were 51 to get diagnosed.
I will tell your doctor and he can proscribe the drugs you need ,
What a waste of three months .
theres the ADD i want it today attitude ..
i will have to probally tell my doctor what drug to prescribe .
There you go theres my rantREPORT ABUSEJuly 27, 2010 at 3:39 pm #94722
Patte RosebankParticipantJuly 27, 2010 at 3:39 pmPost count: 1517
Isn’t the NHS fun? We have the same fun with our own government-run healthcare system.
I wonder if things would have gone differently if you were with BUPA…REPORT ABUSEAugust 4, 2010 at 5:11 pm #94723
CliveMemberAugust 4, 2010 at 5:11 pmPost count: 84
I did not mean to confuse you , I live in Canada .
Read an interesting article in the Hamilton spec on the weekend , ADD is getting some play .REPORT ABUSEAugust 4, 2010 at 5:14 pm #94724
Patte RosebankParticipantAugust 4, 2010 at 5:14 pmPost count: 1517
In that case…
It’s experiences like yours that make me wonder if we might not be better off if we had the option of something like BUPA here. But, of course, every time that debate comes up, there’s so much outrage that the matter always gets dropped.REPORT ABUSEAugust 5, 2010 at 3:50 am #94725
CliveMemberAugust 5, 2010 at 3:50 amPost count: 84August 8, 2010 at 3:21 am #94726
AnonymousInactiveAugust 8, 2010 at 3:21 amPost count: 14413
Were you referred to this doctor? Some family doctors are not comfortable diagnosing mental disorders, so send their patients to a knowledgable doctor for diagnosis. What is it that you don’t understand? Some people have to jump through all kinds of hoops to get diagnosed, it sounds like yours was pretty easy…other than the 3 month wait of course…but that’s our healthcare system…
I liked the article…”consistently inconsistent”… both my husband and I have ADHD, so this phrase resonates very loudly! lolREPORT ABUSEAugust 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm #94727
CliveMemberAugust 9, 2010 at 6:06 pmPost count: 84
Hi Mrs JC
The whole system is screwed up , two of my freimd went to there GP’s and were given drugs without the bat off eye lid.
I wanted to be put through the hoops but no i get some one whose one word of inspiration was why did you wait so long to get diagosed ie i am 51 .
My GP could could have had me fill out the forms he did , theses drugs have been around a long time .
I do not need them to get high i need to get through with my everyday life /
And he has not sent the paperwork so i can start with the drugs.
Rant rant and rant .REPORT ABUSEAugust 17, 2010 at 8:17 am #94728
CarryParticipantAugust 17, 2010 at 8:17 amPost count: 119
are you sure you didn’t walk into a butcher’s shop? Such ignorance is just unbelievable, isn’t it?
The drugs are easy to prescribe! Heck, if I get the spelling right, I could prescribe them.
Oh.. and I would need handwriting that’s impossible to read for anyone but an expert on hieroglyphics..
ok..so, two requirements: Spelling, handwriting and a degree in..
three requi… wait let’s start again!
It’s getting a precise diagnosis, where the real work is. For the specialists, that is. You’re ‘near’ Toronto, aren’t you? (Hamilton Spectator?) I’m sure better care is available!!
scREPORT ABUSEDecember 10, 2010 at 4:44 am #94729
AnonymousInactiveDecember 10, 2010 at 4:44 amPost count: 14413
I got a referral to a psychiatrist at St.Joseph’s and got a diagnosis after a three or four sessions and got my prescriptions fairly quickly. I just hate how long its taking to get the dosage right. Maybe its just your G.P. I may have had an advantage of having my son getting a diagnosis first, which made me realize I might be ADHD as well. I found that since adult ADHD is just coming on the radar more now that a lot of doctors still don’t much so you have to tell them what you want or need and almost push them to help. Don’t be hesitant about getting information from other sources and giving it to your doctor. I’ve been getting information about my own ADHD from my son’s pediatrician who specializes in ADHD and then go to my G.P. and tell them what we should do next.
I couldn’t follow your link to the Spectator article, I would have liked to read it.REPORT ABUSEDecember 10, 2010 at 8:55 pm #94730
I do not understandClive2010-07-26T15:26:24+00:00
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