I spoke with my boss, but unfortunately, he doesn't know anyone specifically who might be able to help you out. He said you really need to be dealing with a neuro or respiratory specialist (although they're more inclined to be more knowledgable with sleep apnoea et al). He knows the trouble I had getting a doc to really listen to me and, like you, modafinil was baaaaaaad for me and Dex (or in your case, Ritalin) is the only thing that truly helps, so he's pretty understanding of your predicament in that respect.
Ritalin XL was also pretty bad for me too.
But I seemed to have secured repeat prescriptions for Ritalin in the UK indefinitely.
That is my bare minimum medicine requirement for survival.
My other medicines would in fact be "boosters"
Wellbutrin / Zyban / Buproprion is a medium anti-depressant and mild-stimulant. It helps to a certain extent fight off depression brought by extreme fatigue and sleep-deprivation (ie bad sleep)
Amphetamine Sulphate is a mild-stimulant. Which helped me top up energy levels, without me having to resort to more Ritalin. The mode of action was also different. Also having two different stimulants meant that my body wouldn't get too used to just one.
I would like in future, the Hospital Doctor here in London, to put me on Dexedrine - to see if it helps.
Also would like them to put me on Wellbutrin.
And once that is done, finito.
I won't bother anyone anymore, no HM Customs, no free Legal Advice Centre, no Citizen Advice Bureau .. and my GP won't see me for a very long time.
He did say he's not surprised they confiscated your meds. It's silly, really.....you can take this class of drugs with you if you visit a country and it's prescribed to you, but you can't have them sent to you if you're already in the country.
The way it was played out looked very suspicious.
I've just been going over my letters. Even the very first letter talks about an attached form - which was NOT included.
It makes you wonder if it wasn't really planned, a conspiracy. But I will give them the element of the doubt and attribute it to downright incompetence.
You know .. 6 years of receiving medications from Brazil. Oh sorry "Class B Drugs!!"
(as the HM Officer carry on insisting) .. and receiving those packages bi-monthly.
So tell me, over 36 packages have been sent to my address containing scheduled substances .. why not a single one was intercepted before?
With fear of terrorism, and suspicious packages, etc ... Why wasn't these CLEARLY LABELLED with RITALIN / AMPHETAMINE on the outside not intercepted?
And if the packages are sent by registered post. Aren't the contents clearly labelled electronically also? Don't the Officers read on their monitors: Package contains X and Y?
So again, why was a blind eye turned then but not now?
The first Officer told me on the phone it was because I was "very lucky"!
is very lucky. Because he
won't have to face an INTERNAL INVESTIGATION.
Either due to serious incompetence or to the possibility that in fact my package was violated and it's content stolen by one of the staff.
The way the whole thing played out - makes things look very very suspicious.
And if a junkie staff member did steal my medicines, poor chap, will have a *BEEP*ty time. You cannot get high on 5mg of Amphetamines.
You'd probably have to munch 200 of these pills or melt your nostrils in a futile attempt.
These are not street drugs. They are MEDICATION. Big difference.
So...having said that, I go back to my previous suggestion of getting some public figure to help your cause. Write an open letter in the paper (we can help keep it concise etc if you like), or get an interview with a paper, write to your local government member, news stations, anyone who'll listen.
I don't have a strong motive anymore. In fact, the second Officer did a good move by sending me a second letter. I received today:I have examined all of the documents that you sent me but must confirm my conclusion that it is just not possible to restore class B drugs to you.
That basically voids one of the motives for my second appeal. That the Officer acted before reviewing documents that they were told would be sent by the post. The Officer also acted before receiving a Letter of Authority from my mother.
But since he acted now, before I posted my application for second appeal, I am left with a weaker case.
Someone has to be out there who is able to go into bat for you when you have no energy to do so yourself.
The energy they stole from me could warm a village of Inuits for a whole month.
I have other urgent priorities to meet now. I haven't decided my next step - what to do though.
If Narcolepsy in London was better funded or managed by the NHS, I wouldn't need to import my medication from Brazil. Why give my own mother the hassle?
The Officers must understand, that by being prescribed these "Class B Drugs" now in the UK - I was legitimatelly entitled to the package all along.