OMG, will i ever stop being tired???

  1. Am a new grad as of May, been working LTC for three months and am exhausted!!! My days off are spent trying to get house cleaned, laundry done, groceries AND resting because I am so tired from work!! Hardest job I ever had, love it, but soooo tired!!
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  3. by   MichelleRN34
    What type of shifts are you working...I takes time to get used to any change. When i worked 12 hour nights i never felt as i would catch up. But i learned nights are not for me.
  4. by   NamasteNurse
    Nope, you'll always be tired as a nurse. Go to bed early and get as much sleep as you can.
  5. by   DSkelton711
    I've been a nurse for 26 years. During my 5th thru 10th years I was not as tired as I was when I first started or now. I think it was because I was still young enough, but also I was seasoned and learned how to pace myself--I was in a really great place. Now--I just feel fat, old and tired ALL the time! Hang in there. It will most likely get better for you. Enjoy your career!
  6. by   Anne36
    I feel the same way. At the end of my shift I am wiped out. Who wouldnt be, going at full speed for 8 hours with a 10-15 min break. I feel like Im in a race especially when med pass starts. On my days off all I want to do is sleep, but I have to do chores, shop , etc. I also feel like I need a break after 1 or 2 days in a row. Im working the next 4 days in a row and Im planning on sleeping all day Monday, especially because Im on second shift, go to bed very late and still need to wake up in the morning with the kids.
  7. by   nursenina32
    I feel the same way. I spend my off days half awake any lucky to have that much energy. I just wanna sit by myself in bed watching TV and sleeping. Love love love my job. Just exhausting.
  8. by   SleeepyRN
    Same here OP. Im also in pain. Mainly feet and back, but its so bad that on my days off, I lay in bed ALL day. Ive lost some weight and just hope to god that with more weightloss, my body can handle the pain better :/
  9. by   allevi
    So glad I am not alone in feeling completely exhausted!!
  10. by   nancysymonsblod
    I have been a nirse for 34 years. I am also the mother of 3. I was an LPN when i got married and decided to complete my RN when I was pregnant with my 3rd child. I had 3 kids under thae age of 4 and worked full tine when i was completing my RN year full time. When i think tired i look back n remember being exhausted and crying over pathophys at 4 am while having clothes in the dryer. I still get tired but not asbad as then. Nursing is physically and emotionally tiring but were not the only profession who is. Balancing work and home will happen. Maybe u just get numb to the feeling who knows