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I have ADHD and i'm considering grad school or med school but my condition concerns me.What should I do?

I have ADHD and i'm considering grad school or med school but my condition concerns me.What should I do?

Support accommodate: Anxiety about moving on to higher education is not entirely unrealistic increased demands for productivity/quantity of work is a challenge - but by this time a lot of skills are overlearned. Accomodations are usually available even in grad schools if you have had evaluation in the past few years. It may take a lil longer, but should be doable if one has the skills. Lots of adhd folks finish. ...Read more

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If I failed nursing school once, then passed nursing school, then completed med school requirements with a 3.8 gpa, could I still pursue med school?

Med school: Yes i'm pretty sure you can apply to med school with any major - even basket-weaving as long as requirements met and mcat taken. Good luck! ...Read more

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Past month in high school took some new pills Cymbalta (duloxetine) and my other ADHD med and my ADHD med was making me throw up so i got off of it so what do i do?

Past month in high school took some new pills Cymbalta (duloxetine) and my other ADHD med and my ADHD med was making me throw up so i got off of it so what do i do?

See your doctor: Many medications can cause side effects especially when you start them initially. Try not to stop medications suddenly without a discussion with your doctor. Not all medications work for everyone and your provider can help you find a regimen of medications that work for you and decrease your side effects ...Read more

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Hi ive got autism disorder its been 3 years i dont attend school i dont work i cant socialise at all i sit at home all day Is there any med to help me?

Hi ive got autism disorder its been 3 years i dont attend school i dont work i cant socialise at all i sit at home all day Is there any med to help me?

Likely yes: There aren't medicines that reverse autism but anxiety is high in autism and it sounds like it may be anxiety preventing you from living a fulfilling life. Yes there are medicines that help anxiety in autism. Please see your local psychiatrist, ideally a child and adolescent psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I am in med school. Should I be going to great lengths to work on my social skills?

Yes!: The better your social skills, the better you will relate to your patients! ...Read more

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Is starting med school at 24/25 too old ? Did you start right after undergrad?

Not too old. : A classmate started med school at 35 and went on to be a successful physiatrist. I would say that the students who had done other things, then came back ccommitted to being physicians were the most successful, honor society, etc. ...Read more

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I get hair tested at my school. I took tramanol. The school test for opioid.. Will i pass?

I get hair tested at my school. I took tramanol. The school test for opioid.. Will i pass?

Probably not: Tramadol is an opioid - although not a very strong medication. It works however at the same mu receptor that morphine works. I am sure it will also depend on how long you have been taking the tramadol. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had a learning disability all through elementary and high school. Struggling in college for seven years. Are there any meds? Seeing doc on 31st

I had a learning disability all through elementary and high school. Struggling in college for seven years. Are there any meds? Seeing doc on 31st

Specific Learning : Disorders (SLD) in reading, written expression & math occur in students with average or above-average IQ's. Ask your mom for copies of public school testing that made you eligible for Special Ed for SLD. Seek a neuropsychological evaluation to obtain academic supports from your college. Please read pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/124/2/837. Neither vision therapy nor medication is useful. ...Read more

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I ran out of my prescription adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) I start a new job tomorrow. I am having trouble finding a doctor near me that accepts my ins. Can anyone help?

I ran out of my prescription adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) I start a new job tomorrow. I am having trouble finding a doctor near me that accepts my ins. Can anyone help?

Advice only: Docs on a HealthTap Prime shift (our paid service) cannot write for controlled meds like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Anyone on such meds who must change prescribers is advised to obtain records to take to new prescriber, & be seen before prescription is due. If unable to find a doc accepting the insurance, seeing a primary care doc self-pay gets you continuity of care,while continuing the search. All the best. ...Read more

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Should I quit school? My gpa sucks and i'm depressed.

Should I quit school? My gpa sucks and i'm depressed.

No: Education is one of the most important gifts you can give yourself. You deserve this gift. So your gpa is not high, just means you need to apply more effort or get some help. The depression is a second issue and you should get help with this. Your health is another gift, protect it, seek help, maybe talking with a therapist can help you, maybe some medication will be required. But seek help. ...Read more

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Im currently taking up my pre med but still cant decide what to specialize in. My teachers kept asking me. Help?Suggestions?

Don't answer: U r right if u favor anything now u may start ignoring some subjects it may lower ur score things may change with time ...Read more

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My daughter is 24 never diagnosed with ADHD and now wants to take aderol. Is this dangerous? College graduate 3.24 gpa high school honor roll never any problems with teachers or coaches. I believe she took aderol in college and liked the way it made her

My daughter is 24 never diagnosed with ADHD and now wants to take aderol. Is this dangerous? College graduate 3.24 gpa high school honor roll never any problems with teachers or coaches.  I believe she took aderol in college and liked the way it made her

C A U T I O N !: In a recent position paper from the american academy of neurology cautioned against the prescription of "cognitive enhancing agents" [medications 2 sharpen thinking/attention/memory] in "typical" healthy students. Read summary here: http://bit.Ly/16niytn. ...Read more

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teaching practice (university student). I am stressed out i cant even sleep&wake up tired.How can i control it? It interferes with my teaching too.

teaching practice (university student). I am stressed out i cant even sleep&wake up tired.How can i control it? It interferes with my teaching too.

Many approaches: 2 of the best ways to reduce stress are meditation & exercise. Take time out for pleasure,seek support/counsel from friends, family & professionals.Do your best to live in the present moment.Herbs like ashwagandha & holy basil & supplements like magnesium (glycinate or citrate),B complex & 5-HTP can help.These should help you sleep better,which is essential.Read books like Full Catastrophe Living. ...Read more

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Why does my 12yro stepson crack his knuckles 24/7? Been a habit for 2 yrs. He's ADHD & on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Doing this before starting meds. Ocd? Pls help.

Good luck: This is an issue of chronic anxiety and has no physical cause. It causes no harm to the joints but obviously annoys anyone who has to listen to him do it. Speak with his therapist about it but the options are not great. ...Read more

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Hi all, my boy has stareted his 1st yr at school and the teacher noticed that he isn't interacting with childrens doesn't eat and play, im concerened?

Hi all, my boy has stareted his 1st yr at school and the teacher noticed that he isn't interacting with childrens doesn't eat and play, im concerened?

SCHOOL PHOBIA:: First time school, new school, new peers can be the cause of school phobia, separation anxiety, etc. If his behavior/interaction at home, family, known friends has been usual prior to starting school, then not to worry, he will be fine. Talk to his teacher again, tell her to encourage him doing things at school. He needs extra attention and praise, positive re-enforcement. Good luck. ...Read more

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My grandson is in med school. Can he help me walk instead of pt? I broke my pelvis 2 months ago.

My grandson is in med school. Can he help me walk instead of pt? I broke my pelvis 2 months ago.

Where is the break?: Depending on the area of the pelvis that is fractured, different types of rehabilitation may be necessary. If only the pubic rami are involved, then a patient can be weight bearing as tolerated and work on walking and abductor and gluteal strengthening. This does not require formal physical therapy training. If other portions of the pelvis are involved (acetabulum), you probably best seek a formal therapist because you might need to be non-weightbearing until the fracture is stable. ...Read more

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