May 2, 2023 — Lizzy P., a 77-year-old retired nurse from Delaware, has been taking Adderall for about 10 years.
“The doctor started me on it for many reasons,” she said. “I get tired easily — it’s a stimulant, so he thought it would help me keep alert since I was driving long distances at the time. I also have severe depression and he thought it might help with that as well.”
Lizzy takes five other medications. Two are for “physical” issues: She takes Synthroid (levothyroxine) to boost thyroid hormones and Norvasc (amlodipine) for her high blood pressure.
“The rest are for emotional…