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I’m 41yrs old and I have been taking ADHD medicine for 16yrs. The biggest frustration has been the inconsistency of the generics. Last year the brand name Adderall was a “covered medication” so I didn’t have a co-pay. Fast forward to January and it was $786. Decided to make my car payments and go with the generic. The problem I find with the generics is they tend to provide a physical upper stimulation instead of a mental stimulation like the brand name. The Teva works a little, the Malikot makes me feel like I’m strung out on coke, and this month I try the NorthStar. This is a problem and I’m not sure the best way to advocate for myself without dropping my monthly budget on my mental health. Any ideas???