Adult ADD Treatment
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Unfocused

New Albany, IN

#1 Feb 15, 2013
I am 25 and I would like to seek diagnosis and treatment for ADD. I have been putting off phone calls (feel like no one takes Adult ADD seriously) but I did manage to call the urgentcares this weekend and they all said they don't treat it. So I need to find a reputable, local, understanding doctor that will take me serious and start getting some much needed help. So fellow adults of BG with ADD please give me recommendations of Psychs / General Practioners that you use.
Karma

Glasgow, KY

#2 Feb 15, 2013
In same situation. Try occupational therapy. They can recommend options.
me too

Atwater, OH

#3 Feb 15, 2013
I just saw a dr for this the other day. Joseph Allen. He is with Primecare medical assoc. He was great and really listened. He is a General Pract.
hmm

La Grange, KY

#4 Feb 15, 2013
Dr. Tapp is excellent with it. He's had training in this area.
WKU Gal

Portland, TN

#5 Feb 16, 2013
Dr Mudd in BG & Dr Wesley in Franklin will both take you seriously. I was misdiagnosed for over a decade & started doing my own research, expressed my concerns to one of the above mentioned- and my life has changed for the better since then. It is real, it is very real & I will never forget the aggravation & array of other emotions I felt not being taken seriously about it. Best of luck to you!
Unfocused

New Albany, IN

#6 Feb 16, 2013
Thanks for all the replies. Do the Dr's you see generally stick to medication or do they recommend counselling as well? I think meds will fix a lot of my stuff, but I have some anger issues that I do feel need to be talked out. I am so excited to finally be making progress toward getting help. I've been wanting this for over 7 years but I've let the feeling that a Dr. would look at me as a college student trying to score some Adderall. Once again thanks for all the replies, please continue your recommendations.
Unfocused

New Albany, IN

#7 Feb 16, 2013
And can you comment on wait times for an appointment. I would like to be seen asap. Thanks.
hmm

La Grange, KY

#8 Feb 17, 2013
Unfocused wrote:
And can you comment on wait times for an appointment. I would like to be seen asap. Thanks.
If really try to get into Dr Tapp. You can be seen within a week or two. He's very intelligent. There are several questionnaires that he will go through with you. He believes it and he knows it's real. You can talk to him about the anger, too. Anger goes hand in hand with ADHD. Talk to the dr first about it.
But, yes you should see a therapist. I'm not sure what type of insurance you have but many of them will pay for therapy sessions.
Outcast

Glasgow, KY

#9 Feb 17, 2013
What about Aspergers or options for management that don't include nasty chemicals (meds)?
Unfocused

New Albany, IN

#10 Feb 17, 2013
hmm wrote:
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If really try to get into Dr Tapp. You can be seen within a week or two. He's very intelligent. There are several questionnaires that he will go through with you. He believes it and he knows it's real. You can talk to him about the anger, too. Anger goes hand in hand with ADHD. Talk to the dr first about it.
But, yes you should see a therapist. I'm not sure what type of insurance you have but many of them will pay for therapy sessions.
Thanks again for the info. I've had Dr. Tapp show up a few times during this process. I'll be giving his office a call in the morning.
Unfocused

New Albany, IN

#11 Feb 17, 2013
Outcast wrote:
What about Aspergers or options for management that don't include nasty chemicals (meds)?
Honestly, I really don't have too much time for constant therapy and the meds do work and will fit my lifestyle for now. Right now I am still a full time student(thanks ADD), I have a 2.5 year old boy with Autism who I have therapy for 2x a week, and I work a full time job. I have looked into diet management and I am taking steps toward that plus exercise which should naturally boost some of the lacking chemicals. I've tried a lot of the work arounds for the past few years.(SAM-E, 5-HTP, Tyrosine,+ Caffeine) and they do help a bit. I have taken 2 Adderall in the past around 5 years ago, and the difference was night and day. I was more focused but the biggest thing was my mood. Sadly, it stood out enough that my wife (GF at the time) noticed and asked why I was in such a decent mood for once.
Adhd patient

United States

#12 Feb 17, 2013
dr joesph Allen is the worst dr in history
For adhd he put me on stratera which made me go completely insane! then he tries all of these other meds that doesn't work as well..I felt like an experiment and he completely didn't listen to my concerns! I gave up and am still needing help and I struggle each day! It's a nightmare I just want to be normal
Adhd patient

United States

#13 Feb 17, 2013
I hope all of these ass faces out here abusing adderrall are happy bc they are making it hard for the ones who need it to get it... It's a living hell
Unfocused

New Albany, IN

#14 Feb 17, 2013
Adhd patient wrote:
dr joesph Allen is the worst dr in history
For adhd he put me on stratera which made me go completely insane! then he tries all of these other meds that doesn't work as well..I felt like an experiment and he completely didn't listen to my concerns! I gave up and am still needing help and I struggle each day! It's a nightmare I just want to be normal
From what I've read on other forums like Reddit R/ADHD the juggling of meds is common in order to see what works for you. We are all different and different drugs affect everyone differently. It does seem that Stratera has the least middle ground, it's either terrible or it's amazing. From what I've gathered people recommend sticking through the initial rough patch of Stratera before making a final decision. Have you changed Drs? And what are you taking now?
hmm

La Grange, KY

#15 Feb 17, 2013
Adhd patient wrote:
I hope all of these ass faces out here abusing adderrall are happy bc they are making it hard for the ones who need it to get it... It's a living hell
Straterra is one of the non-stimulants prescribed for it, therefore the safest. All medicines have different effects on different people.

I agree with you, pill heads have made it very difficult for ppl with real problems to get the help they need.
Smart with ADHD

La Grange, KY

#16 Apr 15, 2013
ADHD is truly real and with the right treatment (to each's own) life can be normal and happy. When we moved from out of state I had a hard time finding care.. just when i think i got help.. laws change making harder on dr's . I hope my therapist will get me in soon to a psych. It just depressing to be yo-yo back and fourth. GA made treatment much easier.
Anyone have suggestions for care in BG?
yeah

Canton, OH

#17 Apr 16, 2013
Outcast wrote:
What about Aspergers or options for management that don't include nasty chemicals (meds)?
Thank heaven's for these "nasty chemicals". They've helped a lot of people!
Unfocused

Elizabethtown, KY

#18 Apr 16, 2013
I've been seeing Dr. Tapp from the recommendations I received here. He was completely understanding and I was diagnosed and started on medication. The change has been dramatic. I can focus on task and not get distracted. The biggest part has been my mood improvement. I was always quick to get angry for little to no reason and now I don't let myself get upset. I've also cut my compulsive tendencies down. I had a bad issue where I would grab my wifes' butt and boobs randomly, all the time. I Know she has appreciated the changes. I've also been going back for my Bachelors Degree and I've been finishing assignments before the due date and my grades are all great.
Outcast

Glasgow, KY

#19 Apr 19, 2013
yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Thank heaven's for these "nasty chemicals". They've helped a lot of people!
I was on Ritalin as a child and it didn't help me. I became angry and unpredictable. Plus, I tend to eat healthy organic food now. It helps me feel better. I just don't trust the government and I'd like to find natural remedies like drinking peppermint tea for a stomachache.
yeah

Canton, OH

#20 Apr 19, 2013
Outcast wrote:
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I was on Ritalin as a child and it didn't help me. I became angry and unpredictable. Plus, I tend to eat healthy organic food now. It helps me feel better. I just don't trust the government and I'd like to find natural remedies like drinking peppermint tea for a stomachache.
Anyone can have a bad experience with a drug. Did you just try one?

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