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    Default How do I go about getting a dextroamphetamine prescription?

    I've talked to doctors before and they said I might be suffering from mild form of adulthood adhd. But they said it could also have something to do with anxiety

    So do you have to go see a specialist to get prescribed with dextroamphetamine or can your GP do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Essdub View Post
    I've talked to doctors before and they said I might be suffering from mild form of adulthood adhd. But they said it could also have something to do with anxiety

    So do you have to go see a specialist to get prescribed with dextroamphetamine or can your GP do it?
    D-Amph is like the VERY last option man. I got a friend on it, for no real reason other than the doctor just seemed to prefer it. But basically the process goes (if you're in legit need) you go to your GP and he refers you to a specialist whom will decide if you qualify. Then you just go back to your GP for repeats.

    However, they'll 85% likely give you a methylphenidate formulation. They seem to be fond of using Concerta these days as it's 'abuse-proof' for the most part. I've heard tales of people complaining the ritalin doesn't hold them etc and after being on for months and months (6-12) they get shifted to dexxies.

    Good luck though. Doctors in New Zealand aren't idiots or loose with their pads

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    I think you will have a hard time getting a dex prescription even if you seriously need it. I think your doctor would refer you to a psychologist, who will give you a proper diagnosis and as rents said - at best you will probably end up on methylphenidate.
    I wish had prescription amphetamines

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    In addition the whole 'prescribe amphetamines for adhd' is a fairly American phenomenon that probably has more to do with the USA long long affair with prescription speed.

    In NZ dextroamphetamine requires specific premission from the district health board in order to be prescribed, that's a lot of paperwork that your lazy doctor is going to be unlikely to have any desire to do considering it is all to prescribe someone a highly abusible drug. I'm not saying it couldn't happen, but dextroamphetamine is mainly prescribed for narcolepsy in NZ (and everywhere that it actually is prescribed outside of the USA).

    If you really do have adhd and are not just trying to get scripted controlled meds then you're going to have to go to the specialist in order to be prescribed some form of ritalin- 20mg slow release, 10mg instant release being the most common. You'll most likely have to go several times for assessment and then your dosage-response will be monitored in an ongoing fashion for upwards of a year. During this period your prescription will probably go up and down, and the ratio of IR:SR pills will change and you will only be prescribed one months supply at a time.

    Beware! If you go to a doctor trying to fake ADHD as an adult you're fairly likely to alert suspicion or have the doctor believe that you are manic depressive!

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    Search "Thud experiment", watch the vid, and then laugh at psychiatrists, and doctors when speaking of mind, they are mere quacks.

    If you have an emotional problem, deal with it, don't attempt to mask it with a pill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drael View Post
    Search "Thud experiment", watch the vid, and then laugh at psychiatrists, and doctors when speaking of mind, they are mere quacks.

    If you have an emotional problem, deal with it, don't attempt to mask it with a pill.
    Interesting that you dismiss psychiatry (when I think you mean psychology) then describe adhd as an 'emotional problem'. ADHD is not an emotional problem, in fact it seems to have no effect on the emotional affect of the people who have it, it just stops them being able to concentrate for any period of time.

    The Rosenhan experiments say a lot about the treatment of people with mental illness, the fact the main issue raised by the experiment was the refusal to release the patients when they stopped faking any symptoms- this is completely normal institutional practice that continues to this day. What this says to me is that mental institutions are often places that are not conducive to the patients mental health, if one enters a institution during a psychotic episode it is probably equally damaging to be kept institutionalised once the episode ends. The study is an excellent illustration of the doctor-patient relationship experienced by those with mental health problems (mental illness is transient, only the craziest people are crazy 24/7)- it says nothing about the overall veracity of our understanding of the mind (which we do not understand- the dopergenic theory of schitzophrenia is the product of pharmecutical companies not reality imo) or the drugs that are used in its treatment.

    I almost hope you experience a day of drug induced psychosis just so you won't speak about mental illness so flippantly.

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    You are likely to get methylphenidate derivative prescription. I have ADD just recently got medication prescribed. Its interesting to hear a doctor suspect ADD or ADHD and also anxiety. Generally ADHD or ADD have a very broad spectrum of symptoms. ADD being the "dreamer" and ADHD being the "bounce off the walls" type. They are pretty misunderstood by the general public, there are a lot of subtypes. You will need to see a psychiatrist and also a GP. If you are diagnosed then the doctor will apply for authority for subsidy.

    However if you just trying to score uppers. It isn't hard, psychology is not a science and if you are clever it will not be hard to fake. Search on Google and there is plenty of information on that. Not that I am condoning it haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jameselite View Post
    You are likely to get methylphenidate derivative prescription. I have ADD just recently got medication prescribed. Its interesting to hear a doctor suspect ADD or ADHD and also anxiety. Generally ADHD or ADD have a very broad spectrum of symptoms. ADD being the "dreamer" and ADHD being the "bounce off the walls" type. They are pretty misunderstood by the general public, there are a lot of subtypes. You will need to see a psychiatrist and also a GP. If you are diagnosed then the doctor will apply for authority for subsidy.
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