First of all, let me say I don't mean to be a whiner....but ever since I started nursing school I've changed a lot. I've become more anxious, impatient, extremely stressed and kind of depressed. Some times I feel like I'm on the verge of a nervous breakdown. One night after a looong day of school I was talking to my husband and started to laugh about something funny and the laugh turned into a crying fit, for no reason, then back to a laughing fit. I was seriously.... "cracking up."
I couldn't stop crying for atleast a half an hour. He didn't know what to think.
I have a high strung/ nervous personality anyway and I've always been able to handle normal stressors, but this is too much and I am now able to admit it. I can't do this alone anymore. I have 4 kids (3 in school, 1 in day care), and a great husband, yet I'm still feeling pushed to the brink. I am not asking for any medical advice, but I will say that I visited the nurse practioner and explained these feelings to her and she told me that without this stress I couldn't get through nursing school so I didn't get a prescription. :uhoh21: I'm going to see someone else this week, but does anyone else feel this way?
I think I push all the stress aside, because in nursing school...who has the time to devote to your own needs? But then when I do have a minute to breathe and recoupe it all comes out and I am unable to hold it in anymore and it drains me so much. I do deep breathing excercises, I meditate, during breaks all I do is sleep, relax and stay as far away from any stress as possible, but now that school is 1 week away (3rd semester)I feel it coming on again. Sigh.
Please tell me I'm not the only one under this much stress. How do you cope? Are you taking anything and does it help or take away your motivation? I need to know I'm not alone.