Help Me With Doctor Anxiety Concerning Prescriptions
September 2, 2014 7:51 AM Subscribe
Can anyone give me some advice on how to approach my doctor about wanting a prescription? I feel like a "drug seeker".
posted by Willie0248 to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The sitch: I was on Vyvanse for several years for adult ADD and stopped in 2010 due to a lifestyle change. Back then I was able to get things done through coaching and the short-burst productivity nature of my job at the time, so I felt that medication was no longer necessary. Things have changed back after a switchup in careers (money too good to pass up) and I am feeling that I need to ask my doctor if medication is a good idea again.
Thing is, I have moved recently and I've only been to my new doctor once so far. I feel like if I come in the door asking about what basically amounts to speed I am going to sour our doctor/patient relationship irrevocably. The dreaded "drug seeking" on the clipboard.
Is this rational? If so, what is my course of action here?