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Diagnosed ADHD. Aderal dose not working. Any alternative medicine?

Hello my name is christina. I am writing out of concern for a dear friend.He was diagnosed with ADHD Now his Dr prescribed him aderal and he explained that he didnt think it was working and the Dr just kept upgrading the dose each time He is currently on 650 mi of it which he know isnt write and its still not working Now he has gone to other dr s and they havent really given him any other options and are accusing him of being an addict which unfortunately true but not his fault but a bad practioner he cannot function or work without some kind of help he knows he has to wing himself of ths but to what can anyone suggest of a very educated,competent, empathetic, and so on a good dr that can give him a little more knowledge and different med that can work
Asked On : Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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Hi Christina,

Thank you for your query.

If I have understood correctly your friend has been diagnosed with ADHD by one doctor who has been increasing the dose of Aderal without any improvement. I am not clear what the other doctors are saying both about the diagnosis and the medicine. Probably the diagnosis needs to be revisited and the medicine changed accordingly. As the symptoms and/or findings have not been mentioned I am unable to give any suggestions. It shall be better if you seek another opinion to confirm the illness.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your friend all the best.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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