Anxiety Question


I know this has NOTHING to do with nursins but someone please help me, I will take as many opinions as possible. I am a pre-req student who just had a research paper and a presentation due the same due. I cam home Wednesday and realized that I had screwed up horribly on my aper and had to re-do the WHOLE thing which took me 5 hours and I also had to do flashcards for my presentation which i was terrified to go up and talk in front of the classroom. I am was nervous and shaky that night. When I finished my report I ate a few crackers and ended up throwing up because of my nerves.

The next day (yesterday), i was sick to my stomach with anxiety about the presentation. I was shaking all day, diarrea, and even went home from work early because I had such sctrong fatigue I guess from the anxiety. I did the presentation I was fine afterwards.

Now it is the next day and this mornig I was fine but this afternoon I am shaky again - feels like anxiety and I am EXTREMELY exhausted. WHat is this? What is wrong with me, I feel like crying? I had a thought maybe that I had so much anxiety and now my chemicals are balancing out and now depression is what I am feeling? I went through 3 months of depression about 2 years ago and never want to experience it again (It also started with an anxiety attack). Any thoughts? I feel fatigue, like I am in another world, I have no expression and am just blank and want to sleep. What is happening to me?

vashtee, RN

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Maybe you should see a physician?


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Call and make an appt. to see your physician. Then, eat a balanced meal, do something fun or relaxing and go to bed early and get plenty of sleep.


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Kuklara, school can be very stressful. I have found that in order to be successful at school, you simply have to take care of yourself.

1st: Take a deep breath; it's going to be okay. It really is!

2nd: Go out for 20-30 minutes of exercise. The endorphins will make you feel good, and the extra oxygen to your brain will help you think more clearly. I also find that when I exercise regularly, even if it's just walking around campus in between classes, I can "deal" with life/school with less stress.

3rd: Go buy yourself a bottle of bubbly, rent a favorite movie, and give yourself an evening off. Just veg need to de-stress so that you can devote yourself full-tilt to the things you have to do (but do tomorrow :) )

4th: If this is a continuously recurring problem, maybe you should talk to a psychiatrist. There is no shame in taking anti-anxiety meds, anti-depressants, or whatever you need. Life's too short and there are too many good experiences to be had to let something like school get you this down!

Good luck, and take care.


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Silverdragon102, BSN

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Sorry to hear you are having a bit of a rough time, unfortunately the only advice we can offer (as per TOS) is to go and see your own PCP. Hope you get sorted soon

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