This reply was originally posted by user Bob from Cootamundra in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
I am learning to cope with my ADD that was diagnosed at age 55.
My psychiatrist prescribed dextroamphetamine and I work much better. No more days that are just a fog of bits and pieces and nothing really achieved. Luckily, I am not addicted to the dex.
A psych friend told me that she didn’t believe in Adult ADD. Now, I think she meant ADD that is contracted as an adult. Maybe she meant that adults grow out of it!?!?! She suggested some other meds [cannot remember what] so I don’t get addicted.
The biggest side affect with dex is that I get a dry mouth. Big deal, so I sip water or chew gum.
Try to get a new doctor to prescribe some new meds. I like dex.