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- by *4!#6 May 31, '12Anybody ever had a problem with being on SSRI's and being a nurse? I am on a low-dose for mild anxiety/depression.
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- May 31, '12 by Ted DAs long as you have a prescription for it, why would there be an issue?
- May 31, '12 by Ted DQuote from sagremusThere are tons of nurses are on SSRIsAnybody ever had a problem with being on SSRI's and being a nurse? I am on a low-dose for mild anxiety/depression.
- May 31, '12 by *4!#6Just nervous that it would be considered "mentally impaired."
- May 31, '12 by griffinchetDo not volunteer any health information to your future employer, so long as it's not communicable in nature. If you are able to perform the duties necessary for a nurse without subjecting the patient's health, you should be fine. SSRIs are not inhibitory, as long as you don't present any identifiable signs of psychosis or mental impairment.
- May 31, '12 by KelRN215Quote from sagremusThe simple solution is to not share that information with your employer. I do not share any information about my mental health with any employer. SSRIs are among the most commonly prescribed medication out there and they don't impair functioning. You should not have a problem.Just nervous that it would be considered "mentally impaired."
- May 31, '12 by TerpGal02Unless the medication is giving you any untoward side effects (like extreme fatigue or you are one of those people that ends up with SSRI induced mania-and you would know that by now ) that make you unsafe or you get breakthrough sx bad enough to make you unsafe, I see no problem. I think you would be surprised by the number of nurses who have saught treatment for depression/anxiety. I think a lot of that goes and in hand with having a high stress job
- May 31, '12 by pockunitIf nurses couldn't work on SSRIs there'd be no nurses.
- Jun 7, '12 by canned_breadThere was a time where I couldn't be nursing without my morning dose of Zoloft. It's not something to share with most colleagues and your employer however, it can still be stigmatised. SO be careful.
- Jun 18, '12 by alfrnbsn1988I take Zoloft, Xanax, invega and ambien all in the same day. Before I was put on Zoloft and invega, I was on abilify, celexa, and seroquel. Lost two jobs before we found that Zoloft and invega was the trick. The above made me drowsy and incompetent to work.