So I'm coining a new phrase today: To get Adderolled
Definition: To be treated by medical staff with a heightened amount of skepticism or taken less seriously due to preconceived notions about Adderall or its users.
Example: "Man, I really got Adderolled by that doctor today! What a waste of time!"
Today I saw a physician for some health concerns that were significant enough to merit a referral. After discussing my situation and being quickly looked over I was told there probably wasn't anything clinically significant going on. Fine, I'm willing to accept that as a possibility, even if the conclusion seemed to be reached unusually quickly. But after asking a couple of questions it became readily apparent the person in question had simply attributed the issues to Adderall usage or dismissed them out of hand as something an Adderall user would likely exaggerate for some reason, perhaps to get more drugs, who knows.
The real kicker came when I was told that I should try quitting Adderall and just exercise more, and that I would feel much better then and these issues I'm having might simply go away. Now that's a riot.
To their credit, they admitted they didn't know much about narcolepsy or Adderall, and as a specialist they probably aren't interested in anything that isn't directly related to their area of practice anyhow. That being said, it takes less than two minutes to get enough information on narcolepsy to know it isn't curable through exercise, nor does being off medication help matters considering I was "living" that way for many years previously.
Needless to say I wasn't in the best mood walking out of that office. Particularly because it seems that more often than not I've been treated differently, and not in a positive way, ever since I was slapped with a diagnosis of narcolepsy and handed a bottle of Adderall. One recurring theme has been physicians telling me I might have a psychological issue contributing to my symptoms, and psychologists/psychiatrists telling me that's absolutely not the case and telling me my symptoms are due to a medical issue and that I should consult a physician. I'm like a human ping-pong ball. Maybe one day I'll find someone who isn't interested in simply knocking me into someone else's court, but today was not that day. Bummer.