I forgot to mention on the weight loss – the Ginger Chews candies after lunch and dinner. let them dissolve in my mouth and they take away the munchy craving that persists even after I’ve eaten.
Lisa pointed out the hassles involved in getting ritalin prescriptions. Wish I had put that in the cons and pros. My patients call and I leave a prescription on the patio for them to pick up at their convenience. Can write it for ahead too, like ‘may fill after Sept. 21’.
jncahill notes the bad experience her boyfriend had with ritalin – that raises the question if the diagnosis is accurate and complete.
Several people have commented on doctors getting paid for writing prescriptions. I have never seen this and know of no examples of it. We used to get wined and dined, and small gifts – pens, coffee cups – but we were getting rewarded for listening to promotional and educational presentations, not for writing prescriptions. All of this has been markedly reduced by new regulations. If you know of an example, please put it in a comment.
I’ve noticed that these posts are getting too long – willpower!
milestones : the blog has gotten over 13000 hit now. thank you, and thank you for comments -they’re great!
the book has just sold over 3900 copies! – I’m so pleased. Thank you!