Interested in getting back on medication for ADHD.

Patient

Q: I was diagnosed with ADHD in the second grade. I was on meds for years and they worked well. I started on Ritalin and eventually switched to Adderall. My grades were awesome all the way through college (We're talking 3.75 GPA here!). After college I decided to see how I would do without anything. I was ok for a while but now I'm finding myself all over the place again. I can't stay on any one task at any time and I'm a stay at home mom and I feel like my kids are suffering because I can't sit still long enough with them to do anything. I have an apt with my GP today and I want to ask him if he'd be willing to put me back on something. My concern is that he really doesn't know me well. I know what works for me but of course he doesn't know me well enough to know if I'm right. Do you think he will hear me out and help me?

Doctor

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