Nurses On Amphetamines.. What do you think about this??? - page 2
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Aug 10, '03I was just wondering because of the drug test question... I know that ritalin and other drugs are helpful and a must for those with ADD/ADHD but drug screens are gonna test positive for amphetimines... just wondered if that was a problem for anyone?
Aug 11, '03i had a friend who used Amphetamines to get thru nursing school. She got them online, she was stick thin but entered a heavy number for her weight and got the drug. It really helped her, but I think it's messed up to do that to your body. She barely ever slept, or ate. She would run around and did seem
"stimulated", she would practically run when she walked. She also had panic attacks, and was very emotional. That's all my experience with those drugs
Aug 11, '03Originally posted by Louie18
Has anyone worked with anyone on Methadone?
I find that being on methadone does not automatically mean that one shouldn't be in nursing. I would hope that anyone who is on strong meds would be responsible enough to realize if their meds are putting themselves and others at risk. I do believe that most are. I know several nurses who decided to leave their job which included daily patient contact for the reason that they felt their meds put their patients and coworkers at risk. I respect them for making such a responsible decision. But, everyone is different and their bodies react differently. One may be able to function on a certain med and another may not.
Just my opinion,