Withdrew from med surg 1

  1. Hi all,

    yes, i withdrew from med surg 1 two weeks ago coz my level of anxiety is so high that i feel like i could snap any moment. I studied hard and mostly confident with the materials but during exam, my mind froze -- all those questions look unfamiliar to me. I think this is what they call "panic anxiety". I couldnt sleep anymore, and my mind is spinning all the time. I started to get scared so i did the right thing -- withdrew.

    Well, after 2 weeks of rest, im back in school and taking psychiatric nursing. I feel much better and in control of the situation. I'm confident i can make it this time. Yes, we have med surg 1 in 6 weeks and pysch in another 6 weeks. Isn't it crazy?

    Anyway, i realized that health is my most valued possession and i'll do anything to protect that. Grades are nothing if something bad happened to you. I minimize my work hours (use to work a lot of hours), take jogging 3x a week even for 30 mins and start eating healthy. I have complete mind set now -- take one day at a time instead of thinking about getting good grades and finishing nursing school. I think if you don't put so much pressure in your self, miracles can happen.

    Goodluck to all of us. Remember ..... you have only one life to live and there is a thin line between sanity and insanit, so take care of it. Hang in there.


    Pau

    P.S. A friend of mine in the same class is recently taking Zoloft. I pray that won't happen to me....
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   sjoe
    There is a forum on this BB for nursing students.
  4. by   ptnurse
    You sound like you know yourself very well and have a good head on your shoulders. Glad you are back in school and feeling better.
  5. by   LasVegasRN
    Paula - you made the right decision. It was definitely not worth your well being to continue under stress.

    You are welcome here anytime. We support each other! Also, please take advantage of the Student Nurse forum, it's the best on the web and goodness knows we love our students!

    Good luck and hang in there!
  6. by   NurseAngie
    Originally posted by sjoe
    There is a forum on this BB for nursing students.
    Subtle.

    ~Angie
  7. by   renerian
    Sounds like you did the right thing. Sometimes you have to take a step back to take one forward.

    Hang in there,

    renerian
  8. by   ktwlpn
    Originally posted by paula77720
    Hi all,

    yes, i withdrew from med surg 1 two weeks ago coz my level of anxiety is so high that i feel like i could snap any moment. I studied hard and mostly confident with the materials but during exam, my mind froze -- all those questions look unfamiliar to me. I think this is what they call "panic anxiety". I couldnt sleep anymore, and my mind is spinning all the time. I started to get scared so i did the right thing -- withdrew.

    Well, after 2 weeks of rest, im back in school and taking psychiatric nursing. I feel much better and in control of the situation. I'm confident i can make it this time. Yes, we have med surg 1 in 6 weeks and pysch in another 6 weeks. Isn't it crazy?

    Anyway, i realized that health is my most valued possession and i'll do anything to protect that. Grades are nothing if something bad happened to you. I minimize my work hours (use to work a lot of hours), take jogging 3x a week even for 30 mins and start eating healthy. I have complete mind set now -- take one day at a time instead of thinking about getting good grades and finishing nursing school. I think if you don't put so much pressure in your self, miracles can happen.

    Goodluck to all of us. Remember ..... you have only one life to live and there is a thin line between sanity and insanit, so take care of it. Hang in there.


    Pau

    P.S. A friend of mine in the same class is recently taking Zoloft. I pray that won't happen to me....
    Please see thread-Nursing and depression.....
  9. by   Rena RN 2003
    paula,


    i can only say that you know yourself enough to know what you can take and what you can't. if you are happy with your decision, then you did the right thing. best of luck to you in psych.





    sjoe

    There is a forum on this BB for nursing students.


    you have got to be the most supportive person i've seen on this board yet. this seems to be a standard answer for you.
  10. by   Q.
    I honestly think sjoe was trying to refer Paula to a forum that might be even more supportive; just because he didn't add the fluff and oogles doesn't mean it was mean-spirited. Yeeesh.
  11. by   Mkue
    Paula,

    I'm glad you feel much better now and in more control ! Good to see you back !

    Take Care and best of luck to you
  12. by   Rena RN 2003
    umm....k
  13. by   paula77720
    opps.... this thread is intended for student nursing, i must have pressed the wrong button.

    Oh well....thanks for the input, though

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