Zoloft??? - page 2

I am starting college in Jan. I am so excited about it. At least I was until Thanksgiving. My first husband died over 6 yrs. ago from injuries sustained in a car accident. I took care of him for... Read More

  1. by   HyperTension
    Just because one is on a SSRI, SSNI, ect, ect that does NOT mean that that individual is incapable of being an nurse. I take adderall for ADHD.. so what?
  2. by   bm28083
    you will be fine, i personally do not take any psych meds, but i am in nursing class now with 2 ladys, one is on paxil and the other is on lexapro. both are doing fine. in fact one made the comment that she understands what some psych patients are feeling. hang in there you will be a great nurse.
  3. by   tencat
    Zoloft saved my life when I was 22. Keep taking it. Your son needs a kick in the pants......what a nasty, unfeeling thing to say. :angryfire

    You don't have to tell anybody that you take antidepressants. It is irrelevant to whether or not you make a good student or a good nurse, and it's nobody's business unless you choose to share it.
  4. by   BabyRN2Be
    I'm here to tell you that the rest of the posters are absolutely right. Zoloft will NOT affect your chances of being a GREAT nurse.

    You're son is definitely behind the times, and needs a little education as far as antidepressants go.

    Don't worry about it... you'll be fine.
  5. by   curlyfries
    I know some MDs that are on anti-depressants!!
  6. by   MIA-RN1
    I started Zoloft around the time I started school and it made my life SO MUCH BETTER. No one knows that I take it except the people I chose to tell. Don't worry about your performance as a nurse while taking Zoloft. I'd be more worried about needing it and NOT taking it d/t unkind remarks like the kind made to you. You might actually be ahead of the game a bit since you are taking care of yourself. Others who might need it but don't/won't take it will not function as well as you.
  7. by   lpnstudentin2010
    i hope he is wrong cuz i am on zoloft and want to be a nurse. I would not want a "perfect" nurse since they would have no idea at all of anything I was going through.
  8. by   Little Panda RN
    Thats funny, maybe your son needs to do standup! No really, I would bet that over half of the country is on some form of antidepressant. Life is not easy and lord knows we all need help to get through each and every day. Like the other poster said maybe your son has some issues. Try not take it to heart, it is what you think and feel about yourself that matters. Hold your head high and become the nurse you want to be .
  9. by   MagicalThinking
    Quote from grannypatches
    My son told me on Thanksgiving that I was not good enough to be a nurse because I take Zoloft. That only "nuts" take it.
    First of all, how old is your son? if he is a child then i would understand his ignorance, but if he is an adult and thinks that zoloft means you're "nuts" then that really upsets me :angryfire . we just learned in my abnormal psychology class that 50% of americans have had or will have a mental illness at some point in their life. Now that is pretty common! Depression and anxiety are the number 1 mental disorder...you are NOT alone I am on zoloft myself and i am thankful for it. So does your son think I would make a bad nurse??...I am making straight A's in all my classes, in my anatomy and physiology class my average is 103, also I am a volunteer w/ hospice. So if i was "nuts" do you think i could make good grades and do you think the family of the patient i am seeing would want me within 100 feet of their beloved grandmother..i don't think so. So please don't listen to him and listen instead to all of the wonderful nurses on this forum. You will be an awesome nurse
  10. by   RENAISSANCE RN
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  11. by   lucianne
    Just be prepared that many nursing schools will require you to disclose your health history and current meds, including antidepressants. This information is supposed to be kept confidential, but it has always annoyed me that it is required.
  12. by   RENAISSANCE RN
    mine doesn't. They just require a MD sign off that you are able to complete the program.
  13. by   grannypatches
    Thank you for your kind words. I take no offense about what anyone has said about my son. Ever since his father has died I have had sat and listened to him and thought many, many times that maybe he needed to see someone to deal with the death of his father. But I got really worried about the zofoft because I have wanted to be a nurse since I was six yrs. old. I remember once while sitting beside my late husband's bed in icu waiting for him to come out of his coma a very sweet nurse came in and "Honey, I am not letting you in to see him for the rest of the afternoon. You are tired and wore out. You take the bus to the mall and get yourself some lunch and buy yourself something. You need this because you have a rough road ahead of you." I left the hospital went to the mall. I got a haircut, bought new outfit and had lunch out. I bought the nurse a box of candy. She was truly wonderful nurse. I knew then that I wanted to be a nurse more than ever. That one day I wanted to be the one who helped someone through a terrible situation. I am not giving up my chance to go to school. Thank you everyone!! I wish you the best and a very Merry Christmas!!!!

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