I am in my 3rd semester of nursing school, and feel as though I am ready to melt. I have this total fear of failing, even though I am making good grades and study all the time. Lately, I absorb what everyone is saying and personalize this to my self. Its almost as if I am on this self destructive course almost, but I don't want to be. I think I have lost myself somewhere between chapters of mania and paranoia. I am being very negative to my self(ok, I know I sound as if I am losing it)I don't know what has come over me. I am sorta scaring myself. As we all know, nursing school is very stressful. And after being in school all day, then coming home frustrated, pent up and feeling loco, I attempt to talk to my husband and then all he.. breaks loose. I forwarn him that how I am about to act or what I may say, to not take personal, but it always ends up this way. I come home and basically have my meltdown and feel better about the school issue, but it too causes conflict between us. He is trying to be supportive, he is excited about me becoming a nurse, but when I come home and vent, he takes it personal and thinks I am attacking him, then we end up fighting. More stress. You know how you feel after you finish taking a test? For me anyway, stressed....self doubt, worried, unsure.....and then a good majority of people congregate afterwards discussing questions, well, I can't do this anymore, cause this just adds to my four course meal of stress! I know I self inflict a lot of this. Has anyone else felt the way I do? Am I losing it completely? What do you do to stop the negative thinking?