Couples With One ADHD Partner
Overdose on Dexedrine
I have just joined this group and look forward to learning and sharing information with others. My husband has been taking Dexedrine since first diagnosed with ADHD at age 50, although he believes he had ADHD since childhood. He is now 67 and retired. Has tried other meds but prefer Dexedrine which he feels works best for him. He will not allow me to oversee his meds as he feels he can handle it and does not want to be controlled. However, there are days when he takes more pills per day than prescribed, so by the 3rd week, he is out of meds and difficult to deal with until he is able to get his next 30 day supply. There have been several times where he overdosed on Dexedrine and started to hallucinate. He ended in the hospital twice. He’s always apologetic and says he will do better but it’s a matter of time before he backslides. Any suggestions on how to handle the med situation?
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