What sort of doctor shoudl I see?

BrownMonk
on 4/25/20 12:15 am, edited 4/27/20 2:10 am

I had gastric bypass in 2009, everything went well, lost a little over 100 lbs, gained back about 30, my fault entirely. I had another baby too after I got it, which was no issue at all.

The only real issue I do have is with medication, but fortunately I haven't had to take much until I turned 40, and everything decided to start acting up :(. Anyways, I've been having a lot of problems with anxiety and panic attacks, as well as ADHD, and I have not responded well to most meds, they either don't work, don't last long enough, or I get all the nasty side effects.

I can't seem to find a doctor who's willing to consider other treatment options in light of the fact that I had gastric bypass. I know they have patches, which I think would help at least level the playing field, as I wouldn't have to digest it at all. Liquid is another option, but I'm trying to take my stomach out of it.

Have any of you had any luck with these types of meds? None of the SSRI's worked, Adderall worked for my ADD but only IR, and it usually wears off within 3 hours. If so, what did you guys do and what sort of doctor would you recommend I try to find?

Citizen Kim
on 4/26/20 3:53 pm - Castle Rock, CO

Only a psychiatrist should be prescribing these sorts of meds and the good ones will know what's effective in our population.

A talk with a pharmacist will also reap a good amount of information on the efficacy of drugs in our population- it's what they go to school for!

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

Dee_Caprini
on 4/30/20 3:22 pm

Agreed with Citizen Kim... Are you able to coordinate a conversation between your mental health pro (or whoever is prescribing your meds) and your bariatric surgeon?

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