I've been clinically diagnosed with depression at age 13 and took AD and anti-anxiety meds off and on.
For the most part I was able to cope but working in bedside has exacerbated my sx.
Since starting nursing 6 years ago( CNA,LPN, now new RN) I've finally come to the conclusion that sometimes the stress gets the best of me and makes me feel worse.
After much thought and consideration, I asked my doctor today to restart my medications for depression and anxiety.
Since I have bills and a contract quitting is not an option, therefore I have to do what ever it takes to get me through the day. All I can do now is take one day at a time, until I can retrieve a nursing position out of bedside.
I love nursing with every fiber of my being, but bedside is NOT for me. I don't think I can ever get used to it.
Anyone been through anything similiar?
Hi Been there done that- I have experienced the same symptoms since I got into the nursing field. Is there any way I could talk with you over the phone & get your feedback. I feel like I have a lot in common with you & I have got to find an escape plan to get totally out of bedside nursing for good. Mainly for my mental health & my daily state of mind. It's not worth it & you sound like you know where I'm coming from. It sounds like you have been smart enough to figure how to get out of this nich of nursing (bedside care).
Could you please contact me & we can schedule a date & time to speak over the phone. I would truly love to hear what your escape plan was to jump ship. I've been trying to jump ship for years & I would love to speak to somebody who has jumped ship. It sounds like you did. GOOD FOR YOU!
P.S. I'm the nurse who asked you about the company you are working for called Aerotek. I just signed up with them & my recruiter at Aerotek wanted to know the name of the position that you have with this big health insurance company. The recruiter here in Atlanta is trying to place me with an Insurance company like you did. Would truly appreciate all your help & support!!! Sincerely- Lisa
Last edit by lweave2 on Jul 19, '12
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