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i'm exhausted!

seriously. I collapsed at work on Friday, and ended up vomiting as well. My supervisor sent me to the hospital and they told me I am "burnt out" and "physically exhaused". I am not allowed to drive, i'm on bedrest for 1-2 weeks and I need to see my dr every week for the next 2 weeks (possibly longer!)

So now, I am probably going to fall behind at school! AAAAAAAHHHHH!

Has anyone else ever gone through this? I have been sleeping all weekend, but I still feel tired and achy!

This sucks! I'm not one to be confined to my bed or house, so what the heck should I do? I hate that I have to miss class and work! I hate that my body is giving out so quickly/easily.

Sigh. Any thoughts or advice would be welcomed.

Thanks

jenrninmi, MSN, RN

Specializes in L&D.

Hugs to you! Sorry if I'm incorrect but, aren't you pregnant? Take it easy! I also can not picture myself in bed for 2 weeks. How is this going to affect your school?

meownsmile, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho.

Sorry you are feeling the pressure so bad. But, i guess there are some decisions that have to be made huh? Do you really need to work fulltime/parttime? Do you really WANT to continue in school or work? This comes from burning the candle at both ends and it can only be done for a while until the candle flames meet in the middle and its gone. Make your decision one or the other and then stick to your decision. You have some difficult decisions to make,, so maybe take the next 2 weeks to really think long and hard about what you REALLY want.

Tweety, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac.

Follow your doctors advice. I'm sure by now you've been in touch with your instructors. With the achiness, sounds like a virus also.

Get rest and renew your mind and body. Maybe in a few days you'll be up to reading., but first and foremost take care of yourself, and followup with your MD. You're not going to do anyone any good if you are collapsing.

Best wishes.

Get well soon.

Altra, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

Sorry you're going through this, FutureNurse ... but your body is telling you something. Slow down for a bit, let your doc take a look at your labs & whatever other tests you may have had. Correct your diet if necessary. Sleep without setting an alarm, if possible. Stretch or do progressive muscle relaxation exercises. Close your eyes and just *breathe*.

In other words, give your body a chance to recover from whatever has pushed it beyond the max. Hoping you feel better soon. :)

thanks for your replys. I'm not pregnant (that I know of...lol...i'll test tonight!) but its not an option to quit school or work.

My family and friends cant believe that I do so much, and actually are surprised its taken so long for me to get sick!

Sigh. i'm off to shoppers drug mart to get a pg test...its not likely....but i'll test just to be sure!

kahumai, RN

Specializes in Cardiac Telemetry.

If you were sent to the hospital for collapsing, I'm sure they would have done a pregnancy test on you. They have a tendency to test woman from ages 15 to 50 "just to be sure." (A friend of mine just went to the hospital last week with abdominal pain - MD INSISTED she must be pregnant because she's 24 y/o who came in with her husband...turns out it was pancreatitis. Hmm... :uhoh3: ) Anyway, it sounds like you've been working too hard for too long, and somethings gotta give because otherwose you'll have another episode like this. Take a nice hot bath to relax. I hope you feel better soon! :icon_hug:

jenrninmi, MSN, RN

Specializes in L&D.

thanks for your replys. I'm not pregnant (that I know of...lol...i'll test tonight!) but its not an option to quit school or work.

My family and friends cant believe that I do so much, and actually are surprised its taken so long for me to get sick!

Sigh. i'm off to shoppers drug mart to get a pg test...its not likely....but i'll test just to be sure!

Sorry, I have you mixed up with another member. :mad:

seriously. I collapsed at work on Friday, and ended up vomiting as well. My supervisor sent me to the hospital and they told me I am "burnt out" and "physically exhaused". I am not allowed to drive, i'm on bedrest for 1-2 weeks and I need to see my dr every week for the next 2 weeks (possibly longer!)

So now, I am probably going to fall behind at school! AAAAAAAHHHHH!

Has anyone else ever gone through this? I have been sleeping all weekend, but I still feel tired and achy!

This sucks! I'm not one to be confined to my bed or house, so what the heck should I do? I hate that I have to miss class and work! I hate that my body is giving out so quickly/easily.

Sigh. Any thoughts or advice would be welcomed.

Thanks

We all go though a burn out of some sort. Have a friend in the class record your lectures for you--very important. Just look over the material at a very slow pace, even if you read terms and that is it. I just got a diagnosis of goiter, thus hyperthyroidism. So I am so fatigue all the time. Pace your self.

Just remember to keep your head up... this to shall pass. i hope that you get better soon. good luck. we are here for you.

HappyNurse2005, RN

Specializes in LDRP.

Sorry, I have you mixed up with another member.

I'm the pregnant nursing student. I'm also exhausted,but I haven't passed out yet :)

lol...not preggers for sure! lol Did some reading/notes last night so I wont fall behind. Its a good thing we have an outline!

The hospital didnt test me for pg because I had a tubal last year. Thats why I said its not likely.

Anyway, i'm off to bed again.

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