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