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I have an upcoming psychiatrist's appointment about ADHD. I believe I have serious symptoms, I am just not functional anymore. I had a previous doctor diagnose it but nothing was prescribed since I lost my job and insurance after two sessions. In the 90s in California I was briefly on fen-phen which of course was quickly outlawed, but the transformation was amazing--I felt normal for the first time in my life. Not overstimulated, normal appetite (I am a binge-eater and obese) and able to complete tasks etc. My assumption is that being a similar kind of stimulant it was helping my ADHD before I knew I had it. My concern is that with the backlash, I am worried my doctor will think I;m doing drug-seeking behavior and am afraid to broach the subject. I'm not specifically seeking medication but my suspicion is it would help immensely. I have no interested in getting high, etc. I just have anxiety about this upcoming appointment and don't know what to do.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?

Like I mentioned, when I was given a stimulant in the 90s for weight loss it greatly helped my symptoms. I think I have been dealing with it all my life, but was only diagnosed in my 50s. Because I am highly intelligent it masked the dysfunction to some degree. I figured because I could focus on my writing and design and stuff I love for hours at a time I couldn;t have an attention issue but the previous doctor said that was hyper focus which is an ADHD symptom.

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PS I also have mild bi-polar and take Lamictal. This new doctor doesn't know any of my conditions yet.
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