I am still in nursing school
, but I have a question that has been bothering me for quite awhile. I have ADHD and I cannot function without it when I am working as a nurses aide. Adderall and Concerta and all of the other meds are considered category x drugs and shouldn't be taken when pregnant. What I want to know is what I should do when I am a nurse and become pregnant. I am worried because I feel that I can't do a good job as a PCA when I don't take my medicine, let alone being a nurse. I think that my lack of concentration would put my patients in danger. Do you think that I would be able to take the entire duration of my future pregnancy off and still be compensated from work, like on disability or something? When I asked some of the nurses I worked with they said I should still try to take my medicine and that it wouldn't be fair to be paid for it and also they dont think that if I took the entire pregnancy off without pay that a hospital would hold my job... What are your thoughts?