Nextera member since 2015
I have seen many doctors in the past. I’ve struggled with depression my entire life and tried different medications. When I shared my story with them, they would immediately reach for the prescription pad and prescribe Zoloft or Prozac. But I didn’t want more medication; it made my mind foggy, and I need all my faculties for my work as a systems engineer for satellites.
I first saw a Nextera physician in 2018. He was not at all judgmental and very easy to talk to, which allowed me to open up. He did a deep dive into my overall health. I eventually told him my life story, including problems dating back to childhood. He asked whether I had ever been treated for ADD, noting that I had exhibited 9 of its 10 signs. That insight really blew me away.
After several weeks on Adderall, which is a medication for ADD, I noticed a significant improvement in myself. I had more energy, better focus, and a stronger work ethic. Diagnosing the ADD allowed us to really get at the root of the problem instead of just treating the symptoms. Even my employer reaped the benefits: With my renewed focus and drive, I went into our system and made some improvements that had a direct result on company revenue.
I had hit a wall professionally. My Nextera doc helped me get over the wall, and I now have a new job with a new company. My Nextera experience was absolutely life-changing, both on a personal and a professional level.
Once I began seeing my Nextera doc, who encouraged me gently but persistently, I began taking care of myself. I got on the Adderall and lost more than 100 pounds. It feels fantastic, and I couldn’t be happier.