Couples With One ADHD Partner
doc won't prescribe stimulant
My DH has severe ADHD. He was not properly diagnosed until he was 27 y/o. His psych refuses to prescribe him a stimulant. She says it is because of his past drug use.
Between the ages of 18-24, he occasionally smoked marijuana. He tried coke twice I believe. Once we settled down- he quit all that. It has been over 10 years.
She has given him strattera, but we see no improvement. He has a very hard time focusing on anything- even conversations. AND he is extremely impulsive. Job situation currently isn’t good. I really would like to see how he would react to a normal stimulant- like focalin or what have you. It does wonders for my son.
Anyone else in this same boat? I just feel like this would be worth a shot. It is controlled- she could give him one month’s worth and just see how long it lasts. I mean, he can’t abuse it if he doesn’t have it. Also, doesn’t a stimulant work differently on a brain like his vs. a non ADHD person? It seems to have the opposite affect, no?
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