My dad (70 yrs) has Parkinson's Disease with all the tremors, tiredness, and depression that seems to go with it.
I (his daughter, 43 yrs old) currently take 30 mg Adderall XR for Adult ADD. We went on a trip this last weekend, and I very kindly (lol) shared a few of my Adderall with him - at my mother's suggestion.
Here's the thing, he LOVED it! He said it was the first time in about 20 years that his depression had been "lifted" for a while. It was really amazing, because he has taken all sorts of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication for years, but has never felt as good as he did with the Adderall!
I'd like to know whether or not Adderall would be ok for him to take on a daily basis. I mean, have there been any other Parkinson's patients who have tried it and found it to be a success for them? I know it is not normally a medication that would be prescribed for a Parkinson's patient, but hey... if it works and he gets some great quality of life by taking it, shouldn't it be an option?