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I reported myself to the doctor tonight

(29 Posts)
Beebers Wed 24-Apr-13 20:46:37

I really need help. Tonight ADHD dd had a meltdown and I flipped, I phoned the dr in floods of tears and went down there and told them they had to do something with her as I am going to end up hurting her.

The dr was very kind and contacted camhs but can't promise anything would be done.

I honestly don't know how to handle her temper anymore, I am on the edge. Please help me. In desperate and frightened I'm going to do something awful.

ouryve Thu 25-Apr-13 16:31:10

I feel the same as you about homeschooling, alwayslate. DS1 and I like each other a lot better when we're not forced to spend 24 hours a day in the same location!

MareeyaDolores Thu 25-Apr-13 20:23:26

GPs would be a bit nervous about starting ADHD meds unaided, because its fiddly, unusual and there are some safety precautions they can't usually do (eg evaluating chances of a weird reaction, checking blood pressure with a special teeny-weeny cuff). In some areas they then take over monitoring and /or do the repeat prescriptions, in other areas this is frowned on.

So I doubt it's 'you went private, so sorry, no meds'. More like 'sorry, the specialist hasn't done everything exactly as the local clinic does, so I'm feeling out of my depth'. You need to see if CAMHS or the private person can hurry up to help with starting the medicine.

Beebers Fri 26-Apr-13 00:32:01

Thanks ladies, the dr called me and said I need another prescription by my consultant, they can't just give me a prescription, so it will be private. To be honest, it's gotten past the stage now where I don't care about the cost, I need urgent help and a way to help dd not be so angry.

alwayslateforwork Fri 26-Apr-13 05:40:48

No, what you need is for dd's disability to be recognised by the NHS, so that they CAN prescribe the meds. Is the gp sorting that out? Is camhs the diagnostic authority where you are?

Fobbing you off to private is just the cheap and easy option for them. It isn't them providing you with the support she needs.

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