I had asked for some further information and have not heard back.
It is illegal for a doctor to prescribe Adderall without performing a personalized face-to-face assessment. Therefore, a prescription cannot be obtained over the internet or via a phone consultation. These prescriptions cannot be obtained without seeing a doctor.
As for your options, that would depend upon the underlying cause of the symptoms. Whether the symptoms of tiredness and difficulty with focusing are present when you are able to get good nights of sleep would help to clarify the underlying cause. In someone with ADHD
, then the symptoms would be present regardless of whether there are adequate nights of sleep. However, if the symptoms are only present when there is inadequate sleep, that would suggest that the symptoms are due to sleep deprivation instead.
Generally speaking, Adderall and similar medicines are only indicated for these symptoms when they are due to ADHD. If the symptoms are due to inadequate sleep, then the options generally are to rearrange schedules to get more sleep or to use mild stimulants, such as caffeine, as in the energy drinks. I realize that rearranging schedules may be extremely difficult for a single parent, but these medicines are not indicated for these situations, and as controlled substances, doctors can get in trouble if they were to prescribe the medicines for these situations.
If I can provide any further information, please let me know.