I had a checkup recently for a refill on my ADHD medication. I went to a new doctor as we moved a few months ago. I am a SAHM to an almost 3 yr old. My husband is AD army and we both felt like one person needed to stay home and keep stability with deployments and such.
My last doctor was great and also had ADHD and was very supportive and a great inspiration.
I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, and all of my family are supportive and frankly are glad I was diagnosed as it is helpful with treating the symptoms.
So anyways, when I saw the new doctor, this is how it went:
Doc- What do you do for a living?
Me- I am a SAHM I have a two yr old daughter.
doc- well then why are you on this medication? you arent working.
me- it helps me. I have to keep a regular routine with a child and i volunteer alot.
doc- oh, ok its just normally people dont take the meds if they arent in a job or in school.
doc- well i can see you have been on it for several years and dont seem to be abusing the medication, so I will prescribe it but I would like you to go to a psychologist for behavior therapy.
me- ok. that sounds like a good idea.
Then she goes on to explain that she wasnt trying to be rude being a SAHM is hard, and she couldnt do it. And went back to work. We spoke for a few minutes and she sadi she was impressed with me and looked forward to seeing me again. It was weird. I have never had anyone say anything like that to me before. Like apparently I dont need to stay on task dealing with a human being? WTF! Sorry, thanks for the vent
Asked by Anonymous at 11:49 PM on May. 27, 2012 in Parenting Debate
I think she realize half way through that she was being unprofessional... or she was just feeling you out to see if you were abusing the meds.
Answer by Farrahann at 11:54 PM on May. 27, 2012
Answer by xXMarlyeXx at 11:55 PM on May. 27, 2012
Answer by xXMarlyeXx at 12:08 AM on May. 28, 2012
Answer by xXMarlyeXx at 12:15 AM on May. 28, 2012
Answer by xXMarlyeXx at 12:23 AM on May. 28, 2012
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