VENT: Our mental health system is a wheelchair store located up 5 sets of stairs

posted 4 months ago in Wellness
Post # 31
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

 

mrstodd2bee :  Psychiatrists can be a bit different, but for many things being wealthy doesn’t get one through the system faster – that’s where travel and other systems come in.

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
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sboom :  As much as waiting sucks, I would be highly cautious of moving around GP’s until you find one that prescribes medication for ADHD.  The medications and dosages work differently on everyone and there’s a chance you might be worse off if the medication doesn’t agree with you.  A Psychiatrist understands the subtleties a lot better than a GP, and also knows what to look out for better if it’s not working out, knows how long between medications you should wait before trying a different one etc.  Like I said, my friend took some time getting his medication right and he was very closely monitored by his psych until it was balanced.   

Can you look for an ADHD/mental illness forum and ask other Canadian bees for suggestions? 

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
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AB Bride :  I’m not sure what you mean exactly. I know some Canadians end up coming to the United States for healthcare to avoid waiting in the Canadian queues. Is that what you mean by “travel” and “other systems”?

Post # 34
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mrstodd2bee :  Yep.  The US and other countries. I also know for some students the wait time in their home province is shorter – it’s one of the few times when someone can use two systems within Canada to reduce a wait time.

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