How Do I Convince My Doctor?
Posted 21 January 2008 - 10:35 AM
The issue is that he is way overly paranoid about giving me anything else because I am a college age student and a marijuana user. I have a history with drug abuse (red flag, yeah I know), but have been completely clean for years now. Drug abuse is not an issue between us, as he accepts my choice for marijuana and recognizes the benefits as far as my treatment is concerned. I've even agreed to take a random drug screen whenever he wants (he hasn't had me do one yet because I think he trusts me to that degree). I'm by no means using my medication how it's not intended to be used. I go by the prescribed doses and times.
He's very reluctant to talk about anything but ritalin, and doesn't want to change anything. I don't know what to do to make him believe that I merely want to try and get rid of some bothersome side effects. He doesn't wan to hear it.
I've got a lot going on, what not with full time classes majoring with chemistry, and I need to be in control and at my prime.
So, what would you say?
Posted 22 January 2008 - 10:20 AM
Posted 24 January 2008 - 12:32 AM
I feel like my family doctor helps me better then him. I'm the only case of Narcolepsy at my doctors office, so he doesn't know much about it. He trys to help in anyway he can. The neurologist on the other hand makes you wait an hour or more in the waiting room and then only comes into the room for one or two minutes. I know this cause I timed him one time. :wink: It's very irritating, because most nights I have to get of work early or I'm late for class that night.
My suggestion is to talk to your doctor or get a second opinion. My doctor told me that since I was younger he wanted a second opinion and since we only have one neurologist in town. Bingo, I got the idiot that now makes my life worse, not better, worse! :x
I hope this helps. Sorry, I just needed to vent a little. :?
Posted 24 January 2008 - 09:44 AM
Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:34 PM
I've had the PSG and MSLT done, no apnea, just narc.
That's what I was thinking, in that I should probably just get a second opinion.
Thanks for the responses!
Posted 25 January 2008 - 03:22 PM
aye, and I don't receive federal grant money, btw.
Posted 28 January 2008 - 11:16 AM
Posted 29 January 2008 - 04:24 AM
Posted 13 February 2008 - 10:38 PM
If it works, congrats on finding something that works. I know I've been handed medication from people with MD at the end of their name that have certainly made the quality of my life take a hit!
I'm not going to say mary j is the right choice, but I sure as heck wouldn't say that about ANY of the "perscribed" medications either. Every body is different.
As far s finding what will give you peek performance, for that i know EXACTLY what will work... 1000 mgs of confidence! You can do it! Believe it and make it happen!!!
Posted 14 February 2008 - 10:30 PM
Posted 21 April 2008 - 05:29 PM
Although I do not know the effect of M on your symptoms, I can say that quitting M at 17 was a great decision for me in relation to my N.
As for your doc, I agree, get a second opinion!