Malpractice Makes Perfect  

New2Midlo 52M  
759 posts
4/12/2021 8:38 am

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6/12/2021 7:50 am

Malpractice Makes Perfect

My apologies for not engaging for a bit, but I've been mentally unable to do so. I have ADHD, which has been managed with medication, along with my own coping activities. For those who don't understand ADHD, it's a physical condition where blood flow to the areas of the brain that handle concentration and other aspects I can't remember is lower than normal. The meds typically prescribed are strong stimulants, such as amphetamines (aka Adderall, which is what I take), that boost blood flow to those areas. Except, two Sundays ago, I was forced to stop taking any ADHD because my doctor suddenly decided to flake and stop communicating.

Because the med is a controlled substance, you can't get refills; you're required to visit your doc every month, at which time he writes you a one month supply. (It was 3 months in VA). Since the pandemic began, I'd been Skyping appointments with my doc, then he would transmit the script to the pharmacy.

He'd been a no show for those appointments twice, until Wednesday before last, when he blew me off again. I pinged him Friday morning, asking what the deal was. No response; he must have been off on another long holiday.

He finally came back to me via Skype last Wednesday mid morning, while I was on a webinar with the outplacement service I'm working with. I told him as much and he said to to ping him after lunch, which I did. No answer. I pinged him on Skype as well as email a few more times after that, in addition to stopping by his office (no one was there). I've not attempted to contact him since Thursday, because the definition of insanity and all.

I likely fucked a phone interview on Tuesday, because I couldn't stay on point and trying to engage with the outplacement service just confuses me. Basically, my job search is at a halt, aside from sending out resumes. I skipped shooting a match over the weekend, because I don't trust myself to run around with a gun, unmedicated. Basically, my life is on hold until I can get my Adderall.

As to why this dude flaked, I have no idea. He just went dark, which I find to be unconscionable. What kind of doctor just blows patients off, when he's perfectly aware they require medication? Spoiler - a shitty one.

I'll be curious whether the Kansas Medical Board agrees with me; yes, I already submitted a complaint, because fuck him.

I have an appointment with another doctor this week, but they obviously won't write a script for a medication with a street value until they meet with me.

Update: Apparently, my current doctor transmitted the script I needed on Friday. However, neither he nor my pharmacy notified me until I went to pick up something else today. 'Okay, you have two scripts to pick up.' I'm still pissed that a. I hadn't been notified and b. it took him all fucking week to do the right thing. Still switching docs because I refuse to go through this again.

New2Midlo 52M  
1064 posts
4/12/2021 8:39 am

If you need me, I'll be doing 35 things at once...

New2Midlo 52M  
1064 posts
4/12/2021 5:58 pm

Sorry, Pagancountry girl! I wanted to edit my own response but deleted your comment instead.

What I was going to say was:
Yep, didn't even buy me dinner first. It's unlike anything I've ever experienced before.

My expectations for the med board are low, but at the least, it'll suck up some of his time and cause him pain in dealing with it.

New doc should be good to go, as she's my parents' PCP and I know her.

pagancountrygirl 64F
6399 posts
4/12/2021 9:04 pm

Oops! lol
At least you respond to comments. I know it's not required, but in my opinion it makes for a better blog experience. Glad to hear the new doc is going to get the meds you need and not just ignore you.

Hmmmm....I know I left that wand around here somewhere!

New2Midlo replies on 4/13/2021 10:50 am:
Agreed that the back and forth engagement improves the conversation, for the most part. If someone takes the time to intelligently respond to my blog, I think it would be rude to not at least acknowledge said response.

BTW, update below.

hippiechick1967 57F
13154 posts
4/13/2021 8:19 am

I am like you, with ADD but no hyper component. If I miss a dose I can sleep all day.

Elevate me...

New2Midlo replies on 4/13/2021 10:45 am:
I'm rarely hyper, but am right there with you on sleeping all day. I'm embarrassed to admit to rising at the crack of 9 today.

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