Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Includes Expert Content
    low confidence at work
    ROXYROMERO posted:
    many times i feel super bad because at my job people has to tell me the same things two times because my ADD. Im afraid to speak out at meetings. Do you feel the same? What can i do to feel more secure at my job?
    rrom828 responded:
    I have the same problem. I have learned to ALWAYS write things down. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop me from having to ask the same question several times or remembering the details of what is going on. It's very hard to not get down on yourself. But you must find small victories!
    Gina Pera responded:
    HI Roxy,

    You don't mention if you are taking medication or what else you are doing to optimize your brain function.

    The best way to feel more secure in your job is to give your brain all the support it needs.

    If you're already taking medication, could your routine be improved upon? Perhaps the medication is wearing off in the afternoon, for example?

    Are you exercising? Studies show that getting exercise first thing in the morning improves brain function throughout the day.

    How about a good breakfast? Are you eating a healthy breakfast that contains good protein?

    Once you optimize the physical strategies like these, you can also work on improving other strategies. For example, you might ask co-workers to send important instructions via e-mail. That way you can be sure to get all the details.

    I hope this helps.
    maypoledancer responded:
    At my current job I have almost no supervision whatsoever so this hasn't been too big an issue for me. However, at my last job, I would *always* write everything down that my boss said when we spoke, otherwise I would forget. Of course, the only downside is that sometimes while she was writing, I would miss other things she was saying. Heck, sometimes I'd drift out of the conversation when I wasn't trying to do something else -- just for a few seconds, but sometimes enough to miss important information. So I definitely understand where you're at!
    filmbot responded:
    Habitually carry a note pad, get good at making notes. Your voice counts.
    Aspenita replied to filmbot's response:
    This is really a great topic for me today. I tend to feel dumb when I have to ask people to repeat things, but this validates that I'm not.
    I try to write things down, but sometimes I can't write fast enough. Does anyone have any tips for writing down what people are saying affectively?

    Featuring Experts

    My foray into the field of ADHD began by chance. In 1999, I picked up a library book about the brain. And what I read changed my life and my husband&#...More

    Helpful Tips

    How Can You Get Most Out This Community?
    Hello members, Welcome to the ADD/ADHD community! Please feel free to post or join in any discussions on this community. Useful ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    31 of 33 found this helpful

    Helpful Resources

    Be the first to post a Resource!

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.