ADHD at Work
Stay at my job or Retire?
I have ADD I’m taking 10 mg twice a day of D-Amphetamine Salt Combo (Adderall) 150 mg of Venlafaxine ER (Effexor XR) for major depression along with Citalopram (Celexa) 20 mg in the evenings. I have struggled all my life in school, work etc…..just got diagnosed Adult ADD in 2013. I’ m 53 years old. I have been through a lot of in my personal life, deaths in the family, sicknesses in my family. I have worked for the federal government for 30 years. I recently got promoted in Dec 2013. The job is very difficult to do, first of all, I’m in an entirely new organization and have to learn new systems and procedures. Fast paced and multi tasking is a must in this position. I get so down and out thinking I can’t do this job, I start crying and feeling really depressed. I’m thinking about upping my dosage of Adderall so that I will not be so overwhelmed, confused and frustrated and also my depression medication as well. There may be an early out retirement announced this year for the next FY15 in October 2014. I really want to retire because I’m so tired! Don’t know what to do. Any suggestions?
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