Whew! You do have a few questions shooting through there. Let's see what we can do for you...
(1) (take a deep breath here) - you have (presumably) lived with the ADD for 52 years already, why so upset about waiting for another 9 days? Given your history with alcohol, he may be hesitant to prescribe the ADD med without really sitting down with you first because of their potential for abuse.
(2) The psychologist shouldn't have a problem with meds, although this is a fair question to ask him/her. I would bet it will be okay - s/he may prefer homeopathic remedies, but should work with you regardless of your decision. However, if it is a deal-breaker for him/her, then cut loose and get a referral to someone who shares your point of view.
(3) I am also a bit curious why you are keeping the ADD from your GP? There is something fishy about that whole side of the story. Are the other professionals concerend about substance abuse
? And furthermore, why haven't you shared this info with your doc?
(4) Women with fibromyalgia have typically experienced abuse as children, so I also wonder if the professionals are trying to weed through whether your focus/energy problems are the result of PTSD rather than ADD. Just a thought - I don't know.
(5) Finally, risperdal (risperidone) is not typically prescribed for sleep - rather, it is most often used to treat the manic symptoms of bi-polarity. It is used for schizophrenia
too, but I am guessing the psychiatrist listened to your describing the incredible mood swings combined with your (obvious) energy, and thought there was a chance for mania or hypomania. In fact, when I first read your question, my mind wandered in that direction, too - so don't hold that against the doc.
In summary Honnee, sit tight and let the psychiatrist do his or her thing. Go to the meeting on the 10th and see what they have to say. Afterall, if it was your psychiatrist who gave you the diagnosis, s/he already knows the drill. If it was the psychologist, then the psychiatrist may want to have theirs be the second opinion. Everyone needs to be CERTAIN of a diagnosis before treatment is commenced.
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