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  1. markjrn

    Struggling with depression, panic and anxiety.

    Thanks Tweety and everyone for your encouraging words. It gives us hope that there's light at the end of the tunnel.
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    Struggling with depression, panic and anxiety.

    Thanks to everyone who responded. :) I think this IS a disability, at least it's totally screwing with my wife's ADL's and she feels disabled. She says sometimes it feels like fear, but I guess that's what panic attacks are - fight or flight kicks in, and that's a fear response. She went through hell in nursing school, and I'm wondering now if that's why she's having panic attacks at work. She went through nursing school years ago and had above satisfactory evaluations and grades, but was hounded and harassed by instructors. I wonder about PTSD, but I'm no psych guy so I don't know. Anyways, I'm just worried and rambling now. Thanks for the encouragement everyone.
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    Struggling with depression, panic and anxiety.

    My wife has been reading this thread with interest, and Leslie, your post really hit home with her - she can really relate to what you're saying. Hopefully she's not headed for the more severe type of anything, although her status seems pretty severe now, at least to us. Her psych is the head of te department, and flies in from Boston twice a week to see patients. It's an odd arrangement, but we hope he's good. He seems intelligent and doesn't seem to jump to over-medicate. He's talking about adding a drug to enhance her antidepressant and we don't know what that is yet. I hope there's a way out of this for her. Thanks for the words of support. :)
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    Struggling with depression, panic and anxiety.

    Thank you. I wish you the best. :)
  5. markjrn

    Struggling with depression, panic and anxiety.

    Thanks for your reply! She did have a psych, and just got a new one. She's starting therapy for the first time next week. She was told she has "trauma" issues. As for her meds, she's tried Lexapro and is now on Cymbalta and Geodon. I'm here for her, she's just very afraid that she'll lose her career. She's afraid that she'll never get better again. I don't know what to tell her because I'm not in her shoes. It's a tough situation.
  6. My wife is an RN, returning to work after several physical struggles. In the midst of these, she has been hit with depression and anxiety/panic, and it seems to be destroying her life. She's unable to go to work without having a panic attack and just gave up her full time job. At home, she just sits or sleeps all day, and feels bad because she can't seem to do anything else. She's currently taking meds, but nothing seems to help. Does it get better than this?
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    Application Process

    Ah, sorry for the confusion. She's applied at a different hospital than she's at now.
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    Application Process

    She hasn't been called for an interview yet. She dropped off her resume to HR last week. Thanks for the response. :)
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    Application Process

    After years of travel nursing, a friend recently applied for a regular RN job. Does anyone know what the application process is like nowadays? Do things normally move fairly quickly, or does it take a while for interviewing? It's not a big hospital so I thought maybe they would be quick about deciding - she's getting a little anxious. Thanks for any help. :)
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    Have an insulin needle question

    There are plenty of diabetics out there who reuse needles and lancets, and have been doing it for years and years. I don't think they're about to change. lol
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    Background/Credit Check, Bankruptcy

    i agree with you - they missed out! i was hoping this happened a long time ago, and isn't practiced today, but obviously this was fairly recent. i'm sorry you were treated this way. hopefully this isn't a common occurrence.
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    Background/Credit Check, Bankruptcy

    This happened recently? Where (what state), if you don't mind me asking? Maybe we all need to pay a little more attention to this issue - I didn't even know it existed until recently. That's pretty scary stuff. Apparently nursing school needs to include stuff like this in their curriculum....
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    Background/Credit Check, Bankruptcy

    I'm living in Maine, and the oil expenses here are putting people in bad situations. I've heard people having to choose between food and oil.
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    Background/Credit Check, Bankruptcy

    Oh geez, I can't even imagine that.
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    Background/Credit Check, Bankruptcy

    Wow - this is really true, in my experience. Just an update: the nurse I was speaking of in my initial post here still has not heard whether or not she got the position. She's not sure if they're still checking her out or what's going on.
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    Background/Credit Check, Bankruptcy

    Well, I was working and going to nursing school. There was no room for a second job. I think there's more to every story. I'm not perfect so I don' feel I can judge other people or assume I know their life. To each their own.