Jump to content

Too tired to do anything on days off

Nurses   (31,980 Views | 25 Replies)

j0yegan has 4 years experience .

3,937 Profile Views; 169 Posts

You are reading page 2 of Too tired to do anything on days off. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

j0yegan has 4 years experience.

169 Posts; 3,937 Profile Views

Yeah, I mean I DO do things... like wash dishes, clean, do laundry, cook, etc. I just want to relax on my days off and do nothing. I work at work then work at home. I can't imagine what it'd be like with kids someday.

I get 6.5-7 hours of sleep every night before a shift. I think that's more than the average nurse.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1,875 Posts; 21,764 Profile Views

I'm in that boat. 2 or 3 shifts in a row and my next day I am a complete waste. I usually have insomnia- this last stretch I slept 10 hours straight with no benadryl or anything.still was a complete waste when I woke up. But next day after that I managed to get things done. Thought it was my age, but then my coworker who is almost 15 years younger than me said the same thing( although she's going to NP school too)

My pcp ( who I won't go to anymore unless im dying , lol) said work is not considered exercise. Even if I am on my feet with no break for 13 hours straight. It's a no- win situation.

It's too bad because I don't even feel like doing anything fun anymore, as I'm too tired.

I feel your pain, OP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sistrmoon has 13 years experience and specializes in Oncology.

807 Posts; 13,064 Profile Views

I would get vitamin D level, blood counts and thyroid checked, but I feel the same. I'm caring for 2 young kids on my days "off" and it's rough.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

j0yegan has 4 years experience.

169 Posts; 3,937 Profile Views

My blood work is good.

And how is 12-13 hours of being on your feet not considered exercise? Last time I checked, moving around all day is different than lying down all day...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Been there,done that has 33 years experience as a ASN, RN.

4 Followers; 6,256 Posts; 69,916 Profile Views

My blood work is good.

And how is 12-13 hours of being on your feet not considered exercise? Last time I checked, moving around all day is different than lying down all day...

It's not considered exercise because it is your normal level of activity. Stinks , I know.

I am old and decrepit, but I do a Hasfit 15 minute workout every day. I feel much better with exercise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

147 Posts; 4,471 Profile Views

Nurse 18 months . I was extremely tired to the point I was not able to do anything . Well , I was hypothyroid!!! Now I feel so much better !!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

7 Posts; 511 Profile Views

I also feel tired when I work two to three shifts in a row. I work ltc and it can be very draining. Once I get home all I want to do is soak my feet and take a mental break. I try to spend quality time with my family but end up falling asleep on them. I force my self to get some sort of exercise in and that helps a lot. After my third day off I feel energized. Luckily I am part time and have time to recuperate before starting the cycle all over again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

5 Followers; 37,410 Posts; 100,291 Profile Views

Agree that a physical exam with labs is a good idea. Amazed that a new doc discovered a Vit B deficiency and I felt so much better with the simple addition of B-12! Had I only been told that months earlier!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

j0yegan has 4 years experience.

169 Posts; 3,937 Profile Views

Agree that a physical exam with labs is a good idea. Amazed that a new doc discovered a Vit B deficiency and I felt so much better with the simple addition of B-12! Had I only been told that months earlier!

Like I said, my blood work is good. It's just nursing... and side effect of birth control pills. :/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

1 Article; 7,344 Posts; 68,574 Profile Views

When I worked in the hospital, I could motivate myself to do little more than watch Maury paternity test episodes. Now, though I work Mon-Fri, I do something after work almost every day and am gone pretty much every weekend that I'm not on call.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

joanna73 is a BSN, RN and specializes in geriatrics.

1 Article; 4,767 Posts; 43,807 Profile Views

I used to feel very tired on my days off but I worked 12.5 hour nights with few days of rest sometimes. Now that I'm working days, I get more sleep.

However, it's a catch 22 because I'm naturally wired for nights so I have to force myself to go to bed.

I became anemic as a result of all the hours and not eating red meat for a long time, which was also why I was so fatigued. Pills did not help, so I ended up requiring monthly IM iron for a year. I feel better now, but as others have mentioned, get some blood work done. I would never have suspected I was anemic.

Edited by joanna73

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.