Where to get a prescription for ritalin?

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Lula
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Where to get a prescription for ritalin?

Post by Lula » Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:42 pm

Hello,

Which doctor should I go to to get a prescription for ritalin or something similar? I strongly suspect that I have some kind of ADHD, it effects my preformance at work and I want to take care of it asap before I loose my job... I know I have to get diagnosed first, how and where can I do it quickly? I am 32 years old, live at Helsinki area.

Thanks :)



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SecretCode
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Re: Where to get a prescription for ritalin?

Post by SecretCode » Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:16 pm

I can't advise on where to go (except to check if your employer has an occupational health function), but when you book an appointment and even more when you see the doctor, don't ask for "a prescription for ritalin" - by all means say you think you have ADHD and you think medication might help, but list the actual problems you're facing and let them prescribe the best course of action. It makes them feel more useful :wink: plus there might be better options.
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Lula
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Re: Where to get a prescription for ritalin?

Post by Lula » Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:15 am

Thanks, now when I see it it looks like I'm just fishing for drugs :lol:
Am I obligated to tell my employer about things like that? If not, is it a good idea to do so or is it better to keep it to myself? I mean, is there a stygma about things like ADHD? I think that this is why I'm not doing so good at work, should I share this theory with my boss, or will it sound like I'm making excuses or something?

inkku
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Re: Where to get a prescription for ritalin?

Post by inkku » Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:45 am

Your medical issues are your private matters only, go to see the doctor and get your diagnosis and medication.
ONLY if you absolutely feel you need to explain, you could do it but I am not sure if there is such a need, ever. You could also say later on, if necessary, you had some personal issues but now you are fine.
Not sure if ADHD is stigmatizing though, for long it was not diagnosed with the adults but currently it is more identified.

Y77
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Re: Where to get a prescription for ritalin?

Post by Y77 » Mon Feb 08, 2021 10:59 am

i recently saw a documentary about rappers and how they promote ritalin in their songs and also the devasting side effects of the drug...I wouldn't touch this stuff with a bargepole if I were u


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