Been struggling for a while now, feeling depressed, hating my job, totaly relating to some of the PTSD posts I've seen here, when a few years ago I would've told you I love being a nurse. So made some changes, applied to switch units and went to see my DR. Antidepressant Cymbalta prescribed, started that Friday night without thinking about side effects- nursing 101- duh! Went to work Sat and Sun, 12 hr shifts per norm and sooner than I expected was switched to the new floor that weekend. Although happier, I totaly struggled, feeling foggy, forgetful, disorganized and generally not myself. Plugged on, though, got through somehow. Monday morning I wake up with the horrified realization I did and said things I wouldn't normally do. Didn't think things through I normally would, didn't follow up on things and should have, because the nurse following me, although good, was a new grad and might not have picked up where I left off! My coworkers even questioned some things and I did not pick up on it! Usually I am very intune to what others say and value their opinion. At any rate, I guess the reason why I'm posting this is as a warning. If your doctor prescribes you a new med, try starting it a few days before you have to work. I didn't even realize myself that I was impaired until afterwards.