Our friend and colleague, Laurie Dupar, is a nurse practitioner and our go-to educator about medication issues. She has a terrific list of 13 questions to ask prescribers, which you can download for free:

13 Key Questions to Ask Your Prescriber When Taking ADHD Medications

Hi, Laurie Dupar here from Coaching for ADHD. Currently there are a number of ways to treat ADHD, or minimize the symptoms, and multiple theories about which is the best. The most successful approach is often based on you as an individual and is a combination of the following: maintaining a healthy lifestyle-which focuses on diet, exercise and consistent sleep, utilizing organizational tools and medication used to rebalance the neurotransmitters in the brain. When it comes to medications there are several types to consider. The key is to find the proper medication, at the lowest dose, that provides the highest results. This is a process, takes time and can be frustrating if you're just starting out on this journey. These 13 Questions to Ask Your Prescriber When Taking ADHD Medications will provide you a framework for this process.

By asking these questions about the ADHD medication that you are considering, you and your prescriber will be able to have a discussion about exactly what to expect. Having this information right from the start will empower you to be involved in the process. I encourage you to print out the 13 Questions to Ask Your Prescriber When Taking ADHD Medications and take it with you to your prescriber, so that you can better partner with them in finding the right ADHD medication for you!

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