Am I on the verge of a nervous breakdown . . . a serious question. - page 2

I was noticing something tonight at work . . . .When I was doing my charting my hands were shaking so bad that I could hardly write. I have never ever noticed that before, and I am kind of worried. I... Read More

  1. by   BioRN
    When you get yourself to a doctor, don't forget to include a TSH test in the mix. Tremors in the hands are a symptom of hyperthyroidism.
  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    any update, Mandi? are you ok?
  3. by   micro
    Originally posted by FutureRN_Mandi
    Those are all very logical explanations. I have been under stress, drinking alcohol, smoking, loosing sleep, and I have had ALOT of caffine. the shaking is back this morning but only my right hand.

    be good to yourself.........
    sleep, hydrate, eat.........
    if it keeps up.........go talk to a doc, etc.........

    I remember seventeen, once......

    best of luck to you

  4. by   sharann
    Originally posted by FutureRN_Mandi
    Those are all very logical explanations. I have been under stress, drinking alcohol, smoking, loosing sleep, and I have had ALOT of caffine. the shaking is back this morning but only my right hand.
    Mandy, if you truly are just 17 then what the heck are you doing smoking and drinking alcohol? From reading earlier posts you seem to be a nice good hearted individual who will be a very good nurse one day....but if you seriously want to be in this profession, then start taking care of yourself RIGHT NOW (this is my MOM voice). Eat right, no drinkie, no cigs, and sleep enough. The symptoms you are having could be stress or might be something else. Tell your parents(if applicable) or go to the doctor immediately. You won't be of any use to your patients if you ar sick and not your best.
    Good luck to you, and keep us informed.
  5. by   mario_ragucci
    When you begin to shake again, just think of a song you love, or put on some music, and start to move. Take the capacity of the energy bleeding from your nerves and manifest it in a unique body motion of your own. If your at work, and can't get down, try to walk a little or get up if you are sitting down.
    Sometimes I twitch in my seat if i stay seated for too long. I envy the students who can sit still through an entire lecture like a sack of potatoes. I start to twitch if i am confined too. I usually sit on my hands to hide it. I quit chewing on my fingernails when I became a CNA. Washing your hands all the time took too much flavor away from a good fingernail chewing sesion, so I quit.
  6. by   maureeno
    Mandi, what do you mean ' the psych resident who keeps her hands in her pants 98% of the time put her fist in your mouth?' that sounds whacko. and then you managed to vomit 3x, like that is a good thing? I'm confused and concerned.
  7. by   mario_ragucci
    Let her drink and smoke if she wants to. (to h&^% with guilt)This is Captain America calling, saying we have all been under stress at one time or another, and kicking back and boozing is fine. If you are getting lit up during your working days, it will come out. ETOH excretion smell is registered <24 hours after a good binge. If you want to have a cigarette thats okay. Don't have to make a big deal. Dawg gone it, if you want to wear fur, you can do that too. It's all for a good feeling, and feeling good is good :-) Just because you drink and smoke does not make you a wreckless person! Lol ! Lets all raise our glassses to the nursing students in hell this week and next because of finals. Lets all pray to the big god of scantrons to pass us on the theoretical test. Cheers ! Salute! Skoal! Na-strov-ya!
  8. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Ya know, when people take the time to post something that communicates that they care, then your responses should show the same concern for detail. Your response makes it look like your just getting material for a paper or something.

    If you don't you'll miss alot of good input when you really need it because people will quit responding to you posts.

    It doesn't have to be literary prose, but people around here expect you to give back what they put in.
  9. by   mario_ragucci
    Nah Peeps, we are all adults here and even adults can tell another adult to go easy. Also, you know when problem over-indulgence is the problem. Heh - even having a sence of humor is a good thing.
    If I was with other nursing students, and we all were not taught to fear celebration, I'd like to drink a toast to the long hours of study this and next week. If you are caving under pressure, might as well burn up and out in style. ANd when we complete our tests, we can all raise a toast again and then begin to dance. (to Madonna)

    If you have a condition of twitching brought on by a condition you need to have it checked and I encourage that. Hey, quit drinking now because it's too close to finals. I'm sorry if i sounded wreckless, I am, because I have one lst week before all the scan trons come out and scare me to death :-(
  10. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by mario_ragucci
    dance. (to Madonna)

    poor mario! dance. (to Madonna)
    --now there's a fate worse than nursing school clinicals in a hostile SNF
    Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Nov 24, '02
  11. by   sjoe
    By clicking on the "profile" button of anyone's posts, and scrolling down to and selecting "put this person on my ignore list," you don't have to read any future posts from this person.

    I highly recommend its use.
  12. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Everybody knows I'm talking to Mandi right?

    Strange crowd:uhoh21:
  13. by   sharann
    I'm with you Peeps. I am moving on.

    ps: Mario, you can smoke yourself into emphysema and cancer and drink your liver into cirrhosis if yo wish to. I personally don't feel as if these behaviors should be applauded though. You will soon be a nurse, and you know better. Denial is a killer.