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Old 21-09-2014, 18:05   #1
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Refilling controlled substance RX

Hi all. My daughter takes meds for ADHD, and her dr has to phone in or electronically submit refills. She also must see dr every 6 weeks to monitor her weight and vitals. In about 4 years we will be moving aboard and cruising the east coast. Just wondering if any of you are in the same situation and how you handle it. Would totally love to treat my daughter without using a controlled substance, and I intend to look into our options and discuss with dr.

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Old 22-09-2014, 14:33   #2
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Cruising may be just the treatment she needs. It will also enable (I'm guessing) you to spend more quality time with her which may go a long way to give you freedom to help her and you manage her condition withour medical intervention.
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I'm sure you have heard this before, but I think ADHD is over diagnosed, best thing that happened for my Son was when we got him off the chemicals, no he couldn't handle an ordinary school, found a tiny little Christian school that was wiling to put up with him, most of it he slowly out grew. He left home a couple of weeks ago to start a life of his own working at a Cave Diving shop, tomorrow is his 19th birthday.
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It's funny, but my husband and I completely agree that cruising long term will have major benefits for our daughter. She already loves sailing (she's 12), and is looking forward to full-time cruising even though she will be in high school ( at the same school where I teach&#128521 when we leave. Thanks for your replies...your insights and experience mean a lot.


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Re: Refilling controlled substance RX

If you stay on the east coast, and your prescription is with one of the national pharmacies, you can refill the rx wherever you are. The other option is to have your doctor write 6 scripts, since the refill on controlled drugs is limited to two. I do this for my patients that travel. By the time you live aboard, your child will be 16, and closer to adult weight.

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