First of all, be assured that thousands have gone through and overcome the same issue. The first thing you should do is get checkup to get a medical baseline. You might also research sources (friends, colleagues, physicians) for a therapist. In conjuction with ruling out physiologic reasons for your symptoms, therapy will help you understand what is happening. To break the circle of anxiety you appear to be in, you must learn how to stop the triggering thoughts from gaining momentum. You will survive this but it requires that you be proactive with your care. Work out a game plan with your physician, therapist, and other people you trust. As you see yourself going forward with effort, your self esteem will return and that's the beginning in battling the negativity. Take care and good luck.
I bet your anxiety stems from your unhappiness at your job. Years ago I had a job I loved and it was pretty easy to get up every morning even though I had anxiety because I was excited to get there. 3yrs later though, I was hating that job and my anxiety upon waking became so bad that I called in sick alot and eventually lost it. As soon as I didn't have to get up to go to a job I hated every morning, the anxiety eased up.
Excellent advise from itallpasses. I undertand what It took to get through the schooling to become what you are. And I might add congrats. We need good nurses.
That type of work can be very anxiety provoking, It's hard to leave it there and not take it home. Sound's to me like there is some doubt you have withen yourself? Are you getting harrased by anyone? If you have any of these feeling's, Please, go to your supervisor ASAP. You are at the right place to get help. In your line of work, you have to be on your very best, so do seek someone that can help you. I hope you join this forum, this is real intresting to me, You see I am also a nurse and have been through the same thing, and if I'd only knew then what I know now. I am very pleased to say I am back to work with the help and advise of some very dear and wise people.
Please, Please stay in touch and let me know, let us all know...
Lol......just to clarify....I wasn't suggesting you quit NURSING, I am just assuming there is some kind of rotation and you may be happier in a different part of the hospital.
I was in the hospital myself recently and I must say, nurses have to be the hardest workers I have ever seen. You guys have to put up with a LOT to say the least.
Best of luck.........
I know what you mean, you either love it or hate it. And thank-you, it's nice to be appreciated.