I need some help. I stress so much. I work, go to school, cook, clean, take care of my two kids and deal with my husband. I sometimes get so mad at him for no reason at all because I have so much going through my mind (test, work, kids needing something, him asking for a drink or something). I can be cleaning and my house can be totally clean and I walk around into another room and my kids have spilled something in the floor and I will get pissed and have to re clean the whole house. I just need to chill..I know...but what can I do and/or take to help me??? I don't do drugs so don't think that I am just looking for what to say to a doctor..but I am 20 years old.I am scared to ask a doctor for something. I get drug tested all the time at work and pass....so they know I don't do anything..I just need help on how to relax and not let everything get to me and need to learn to do one thing at a time. The past week I have let the water run over in the sink about 5 times. I will be trying to clean the kitchen, bathroom and clothes all at the same time and forget what I am doing. Thanks
Apr 26, '03
Tell your doctor exactly what you wrote here. Your anxiety level is high. It is very hard to remember when you are like this. Drug tests are for the hospital and patient protection....you need to protect YOU....If it is a prescrible med and you tell them it will be OK 99% of the time.
Apr 26, '03
I was going to say the same thing, except P_RN beat me to it. Lots of nurses suffer from depression/anxiety while going thru nursing school and in their career. I know that in my one semester at nursing school, one instructor drove me to the edge and I went to see my doctor. I took Paxil for a while until it put me on an even keel and I was able to clearly make a plan to help myself. Then after awhile I was able to get off. I remember how scared I was to think that someone might find out. So your fears are not uncommon. There is a link that I think you will find helpful. Again see your doctor and the two of you think of a plan to help yourself. Good luck