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by CynthiaG

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I posted a cpl days ago about having extreme anxiety issues with depression sinking in. New grad feeling like nursing career was a mistake. On top of the stress and responsibility of learning my new career. Nursing school is not... Read More


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    {{{Cynthia}}} You need sometime to nurture yourself and transition from the carefree student to the totally awesome fully responsible nurse. You have just survived 4 grueling years of constant stress and guilt being away from your family. You need to apply TLC and care for the nurse and mother and woman in you. An LPC counselor may help give you some better ways to handle the intimidating issues that you are encountering.

    Take some time to nurse the nurse that you are becoming. Growing pains can be hard. See someone and be gentle on yourself.
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    I am a new nurse and I have felt this, and well still kind of feeling parts of what you are feeling. I think this might be so common in all new grads, but I will have to agree with everyone, your mental health is everything, literally. If you aren't thinking right, you aren't feeling right, and if you dont feel right you dont do right. Do whatever you need to do to save your mental health, no job is worth losing your mind. Unless you can handle it, for me I definitely lost my mind at times, but I found strength in God to take control cos I couldnt do it, and didnt know what to do. But take care of you first hun. Praying for you.
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    The advice from most everyone here encourages you to seek help from a behavioral specialist. Dismiss those who say, "I felt the same way when I was in nursing school..." Or, "take some time off and you'll feel better". I doubt they did feel the same way, and these feelings won't go away on their own--they usually get worse without care.

    I also sent a PM.
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    Quote from CynthiaG
    I posted a cpl days ago about having extreme anxiety issues with depression sinking in. New grad feeling like nursing career was a mistake. On top of the stress and responsibility of learning my new career. Nursing school is not a true test of what you can handle and does not give you an opportunity to take full responsibility so you can see if its something one can manage. Now that I am faced with the fact that I am a licensed RN and will be taking my own patients after orientation is enough to send me into extreme anxiety. I am having a transitional crisis. Cant find a doc to see me any time soon and I cant keep taking trips to the ER. I am barley eating once a day and cant play with my daughter or do anything other that lay in bed. Wish I could rewind the clocks 4 years and scratch wanting to be a nurse. I don't care if ppl say I haven't given it a chance or not. I know this is something I don't want to do. On top of it all i just plain miss my daughter. Iv let my family down and feel like a bum. I don't have any experience so hoping for a job that isn't direct patient care or something like school nurse is a bust. I feel like i need to take an emotional holiday and look at my options which are scant. Is there anything I can do to turn my ADN into something else so that I can provide for my family. My husband works but does not make a whole bunch and he is extremely upset and disappointed with me. So much so I feel it appropriate to take my daughter and move in with my dad until I can get treatment and find a career that nerves and lifestyle can handle. I really let my husband down.
    I feel like you may need to start spending time with your family until the depression sets aside. Taking medicine for the depression may help, but it seems like all you need is your family right now.
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    It is quite obvious you are suffering from depression hunni. I have experienced depression myself and everything in my life seemed negative and scary at the time.

    I sought help, I started feeling better and everything in my life started looking better.

    I am now well and yes work gets me down some days and the kids drive me mad some days and my husband is a pain in the **** somedays but thats NORMAL.

    PM me anytime. Most importantly get help. You needs anti depressants end of story. xx
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