My depression and anxiety has worsened over the last few years and so my Doctor has put me on 150mg of Venlafaxine. I have worked all of my life but over the last few years I have changed jobs a few times as I've had to take long periods of time off and felt I could not return. I'm 45 now and I believe it's too difficult to work full time. So does anyone know if I am able to request assistance from any benefits. Thank you
Hi, Jason! You could qualify for Disability... if your doctor signs a document stating that you are incapable of working... if you can provide evidence that you you had to take extended periods of time off work due to your illness... and IF Social Security approves your application.
I've been very lucky with Disability living in a rural area ~ no muss, no fuss, no ridiculous paperwork. It's worth a try and you should probably start by asking your doctor about it.
Then again, you may find that your Effexor changes your outlook on life...
Good luck and best wishes, WCV
Unless someone is wiping your ass this will not work. Don't give up on working full time. I know the anticipation of work and interviews is frightening but you will get through it. You have lost all confidence and need to do productive activities to build your self esteem back up. Please don't give up you are stronger than you think. Whenever you think you can't make it through the day you always end up making it. I have been there and have made it.
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