ADHD, crippling anxiety attacks, and horrible self-esteem - page 2

I am nurse in my first year as an RN, and I have ADHD "Severe Type" (according to the Duke ADHD Program). I have been suffering from crippling anxiety on the job. I go into the bathroom to cry and... Read More

  1. by   McGwillis
    How is everyone doing? I left the hospital environment and am loving my job in home health. It isn't stress-free, but I get to deal with one patient at a time. It has made a huge difference in my life!
  2. by   Leelee2
    Congrat's on making a positive work environment change!! Hope you are feeling better! Thanks for giving us an update! Wishing you continued success in your new position!
  3. by   JamieLeeRN
    What specialty are you in right now? If you are feeling this overwhelmed it may have something to do with where you are working. As far as time management goes, it takes a while to start feeling like you even know what is going on, let alone feeling like you have it together, if you felt like you knew everything in your first year of nursing, that quite possibly could make you the scariest nurse ever; knowing your limits is important...however, limiting yourself with doubt is not a good thing either. Try to remember why you decided to become a nurse, try to remember the good things about being a nurse...and try to focus on the good things that happen while you are working. Maybe if you make a list while you are working, just quickly, and keep it in your pocket, and add possitive things as your shift goes along, and then go home and look at it, it will make you feel a little better...

    "All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming." ~Helen Keller
  4. by   McGwillis
    Love your quote, JamieLee