Hello beth. Welcome to healthcaremagic.com. I understand your difficulty in dealing with your adult ADHD
. It is a quandary for family physicians who are weary of stimulants if strattera
does not work for the adult. Stimulants do have a high potential for abuse and I understand your concern and your doctor's concern as well.
I would advise that you seek a referral from your physician to another physician who has been trained in treating adult ADHD and this other physician will most likely be a psychiatrist
. Psychiatrist tend to have more training in ADHD in general. A psychiatrist can also be a wealth of information on other coping mechanisms for your ADHD as well.
I would never advise taking someone else's medications, as it is dosed for their weight and age. It is also considered a form of child abuse to take your child's medication in some areas of the country.
Be well, Dr. Kimberly