hi again friends,
i haven't posted in a couple of days,
a short update on my situation.
i had stated on my previous post that i had been postponing my visit to my psychiatrist
i went today after almost a month of not going
and i told him about
how sensitive to any medication and how i was also sensitive to the two anti depressants he had prescribed to me previously; Zoloft and Lexapro.
he told me he would prescribe Effexor since it was a mild anti depressant
i told him i was nervous to take another anti depressant and that i pretty much didn't want to and thats when he told me he would prescribe Effexor, i told him i was nervous to take another anti depressant twice but he prescribed it anyways; i told him about
my adhd which he already knew about
but since i have never taken medication for it before he told me to call a psychologist he referred me to today to test me; and that the test would be between 3 to 4 hours; i asked him if Effexor helped with adhd and he said a little; i was diagnosed with adhd at age 6 but never prescribed; anything but even though i was still diagnosed at a young age he wants me to get tested; and that after my results came in he would prescribe the medication i also made sure to ask if mixing Effexor and any adhd medication would be an issue he said it wouldn't be i also asked if i could take an adhd medication that would help with my anxiety and depression he said it wouldn't but i refuse to get that Effexor filled; the side effects were too strong with the two anti depressants and i'm not going to put myself through that; i'd rather just take my adhd medication that i am certain the psychologist he referred me to will tell him to prescribe to me; because i failed high school due to my adhd; it makes my life hard really hard so many things have gone wrong in my life because of it; and i will take a stand for myself this time by not taking another antidepressant although i need it just the same as i need my adhd medication i was born with both adhd and depression all of the symptoms but ; it'll be the first time; by not taking Effexor; i'll be taking a stand; because although my adhd symptoms as well as my depression symptoms go hand in hand; i can't and won't put myself through the anguish i felt while taking them; and i took them at seperate times; not together; and they both hurt me physically; emotionally they helped; but it hurt my body tremendously, and i'd rather give up the help those medications provided than to put myself through that.
thank you for listening as always <3
Post Edited (whathurtsthemost) : 1/20/2011 6:07:30 PM (GMT-7)