Getting nothing done and hopelessness

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      Hi guys

      Some of my questions or just things which I am saying might be discussed elsewhere here, but I just need to open my heart here and say what I need to.
      I have been on Concerta 36 mg for about 10 years. I take Lexamil(Escitalopram) 10mg with this. I am 32 years of age, male, stay in South Africa. I mainly take Concerta for attention deficit purposes. I also take 3x Methylphenidate 10 mg tablets throughout the day(especially in the evening after the Concerta has worn off).

      I just currently feel that everything in my life is unraveling. This isn’t because of the lockdown imposed during the current pandemic. I’ve been feeling this way for a long time prior to this.

      I feel as if I am getting nothing done. My life is falling apart. I have a very stable job and I have been at the company for more than 10 years. I haven’t been affected by the current situation at all and am working remotely from home. Even while I was still at an office, I get nothing done. I’m attending German language classes twice per week. These classes continue via Zoom. Today I left my class without notice just because I have fallen behind on my homework. I have a thing where I am flicking both my big toes to the point where I have a sore on my one toe. I am constantly trying to stop this but it seems that it’s a thing I do when I feel anxious or under stress. This has been going for almost a year.

      Everything in my life just feels so behind. I can’t keep up with things. It feels as if I’m drowning.

      I know I should consult with my psychiatrist.

      Does anyone relate or have practical advice? It would really help, even if its just something encouraging.

      Thank you,

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      Penny Williams

      It may be time to switch up medication and other strategies to reset the benefits. Talk to your prescribing doctor about this.

      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

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