I am 71 and I have suspected I have ADHD since I was a kid. I just did not know what the name for it was. My teachers always asked my mom why I never paid attention and the first time I felt normal was when I was introduced to diet pills. I recently told my psychiatrist if I didn't get a hold of myself and start focusing I was going to be homeless in a few weeks cuz I hadn't started a job I need for the rent. I spent a couple years on the streets and I think all the time I have had untreated ADHD contributed to a lot of the bad luck I have had my entire life. Anyway my Doc gave me Strattera and the 3rd day on it I felt dizzy and confused, I felt over anxious and felt like I was loosing my mind. I had been on dexadrine years ago for depression after a hysterectomy at age 27 and I told him that my life came together on it but he gave me Strattera. I told him I really wasn't feeling the Strattera and could i please get enough adderal until the Strattera kicked in. He originally had boo hooed any narcotic adhd meds. But he gave me enough for a week. When I took the amphetamine I immediately felt relief and I am at an age where I am pretty sure what my body needs and I don't want to play around with newer drugs with side effects I am afraid of. i know how the amphetamine adhd meds makes me feel and I am working now and doing fine but in a few days I will be out. I won't meet him (my psychiatrist)for another month. How can I get him to let me be on adderal instead of Strattera when he is afraid I will get addicted? I don't care if it's addicting, I want to live out my life focused and able to work, not dizzy and constipated on the streets where Strattera will lead me I am afraid. Some people are different than others. Why is he limiting me to Stratterra? Is it because of my age? I hate to say this but I have sought out street drugs before to help this condition and I know the dangers of doing rat poison.