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Adult ADHD - imagine every symptom, I have it

I'm 30 I have struggled all my life with focus and just having my crap together.. but as a kid ADHD was never talked about and was just told to try harder.. going into my early 20's I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression even though I have never felt like I was actually "depressed" and my anxiety always came from just being overwhelmed with things to do and couldn't get it under control. Anyways long story short (imagine every ADHD symptom, I have it) my primary care dr finally said she believes that is what is going on and referred me to a psychiatrist for final testing & diagnosis. I get to the the psych this morning and I'm seeing a nurse practitioner, not even the dr.. she tells me she is going to be handling my care.. asks why I'm there (which caught me off guard considering its a referral, I assumed she had my file)- I tell her what my dr said, she then only asks me about my anxiety & depression (which I'm currently on medicine for) and she tells me she will be taking over prescribing that to me (which I'm not comfortable with) I like my primary care dr. She also said that she wasn't "sold" on ADD.. which she never even talked to me about it or asked why my dr thought that. she said she was going to put me on wellbutrin to help with depression. Depression has never really been an issue for me. I even told her that, I've never self harmed or ever stayed in bed because I was sad.. I've read a lot of negative things about wellbutrin. Should I contact my Dr and let her know?? I feel like it was a waste of time & money for her to not even listen to me or ask questions for why I was referred to her.. is this normal?
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replied January 23rd, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Wellbutrin is very safe drug among all antidepressants. You should take it.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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