ADHD

Question
Posted by: Lar | 2011/02/17

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Adult ADD

Why can I not access my ritalin medication through any medical aid schemes. it is costing me a fortune and yet i have to have it to keep me focused at work otherwise I''''m a blithering idiot and constantly mis place things, forget things, zone out. Is there any route i can take to possibly bring down the costs on my monthly prescriptions?

Thanks

Expert's Reply

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ADHD Expert

Dear Lar,

This is an ongoing battle with medical aids, one which I have personally tried to tackle but am always avoided.

In September last year ADHD was added to the list of disabilities by SARS and therefore you can claim back your doctor bills etc. Please contact SARS for further information on the process to follow. It does not help with the monthly running costs but hopefully will help somewhat.

Kind regards,
Delia

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Posted by: ADD/ADHD Expert | 2011/02/22

Dear Lar,

This is an ongoing battle with medical aids, one which I have personally tried to tackle but am always avoided.

In September last year ADHD was added to the list of disabilities by SARS and therefore you can claim back your doctor bills etc. Please contact SARS for further information on the process to follow. It does not help with the monthly running costs but hopefully will help somewhat.

Kind regards,
Delia

Reply to ADD/ADHD Expert
Posted by: Eric | 2011/02/17

I gave up the Ritalin and Concerta as well as they were making me grind my teeth duing the day. Now all I do is make sure I go to Gym at least 4 times a week for strenuous workout in the mornings before work and I also cycle on weekends. The benefit is enormous iro for my ADHD as hard exercise releases endorphins in the brain and this really makes a difference for me.

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