The severity of the ADHD medication shortage in the UK has been exposed as former Hollywood extra Lee Cato revealed that he was forced to quit his job but
hasn’t been able to access his medicine.
A resident of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, Lee had worked as a film extra in big movies like ‘Thor’ and ‘Edge of Tomorrow’.
The 48-year-old told Mirror that he has been taking Concerta for years to manage ADHD symptoms, but he hasn’t been able to get the drug or any alternatives for
over a month.
He said that he first experienced shortages of the medicine in December 2023 but was initially able to take Delmosart, which he took to maintain focus despite
experiencing its side effects such as headaches, nausea, tooth erosion, and a dry mouth.
But now, he can’t get access to any of these ADHD drugs as “they’re completely out-of-stock and it’s been over a month now.”
His chemist also tried to get hold of his medication but failed.
Without his medication, his symptoms have worsened, forcing him to give up his “passion” as an extra as well as quit his weekend security guard job.