off to the docs......

  1. So, at the insistance of friends and co-workers Im off to the docs tomorrow morning to see if Im actually going mad!!!!
    Everyone who knows me knows that I'm really fed up with my job and that Im desperately looking for another one. Well recently Ive been ill a few times, migraines, stomach upsets and Ive developed exczema on both my legs oh and Ive got raging indigestion, all the time!
    Im constantly tired,only sleeping 3/4 hours a night at most, Im irritable and really having to control my temper most of the time.At work this last week Ive been spending most of the day hiding in the office as i cant bear to talk to my collegues or residents.I work with adults with learning disabilities and Im ashamed to say that this week I couldnt bear to go talk to any of them as the noise ect. is driving me crazy, I actually had to lock myelf in the staffroom today so that they couldnt find me.
    ive finally given in and made an appointment with my doctor for tomorrow morning, I feel like a total fraud as I dont feel like Im sick but Im going anyway and I'll see what she says.
    For some reason everyone at work has decided that Im pregnant,didnt know mild insanity was a symptom!,so as that would be my worse case senario any diagnosis would be better than that.
    Feel free to tell me to ''sort myself out'' or give any diagnosis,advice you all see fit.
    Lisa

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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   fab4fan
    Lisa: Sounds like a good idea to me that you are going to the doctor...you may be depressed, or having some anxiety issues...maybe both. Being pregnant never even crossed my mind.

    And you are not a fraud for getting this checked out.
  4. by   simao pt
    Simple changes can make a difference. Try changing to another type of speciality. Move to a "place of work" where you can see faster results.
    Oh, and of course... exercise is still the best way to sweat your problems away...
  5. by   memphispanda
    Ok...I'll be honest. My first thought was "pregnant?". LOL I would check that out if you haven't already.

    I hope you get to feeling better soon. It sounds like you are under a lot of stress!
  6. by   researchrabbit
    My first thought was anxiety! Maybe time to look for a new job!
  7. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Let us know how it goes!

    (hopefully there won't be too much truth to your sig line!)

    Heather
  8. by   ayemmeff
    Insanity(mild and severe) is definately a symptom of pregnancy!! Mine appears to have continued well into motherhood!!! Hope you're ok!
  9. by   lisamct
    Well went to the docs this morning and it looks like Im not insane after all,neither am I pregnant,thankfully!!
    She's signed me off of work for 2 weeks,"work related stress and anxiety'' she says. So Ive got 2 weeks off to de-stress and see how it goes after that. Already I feel better knowing that I dont have to go into work today.I definetly need a new job, unfortunately in my speciality they are extremely hard to come by in my area.
    Well, Im off to stick my sick-line in the mail to work, thanks for all the advice.
    Lisa
  10. by   night owl
    Originally posted by ayemmeff
    Insanity(mild and severe) is definately a symptom of pregnancy!! Mine appears to have continued well into motherhood!!! Hope you're ok!
    Mine too!!! Does it ever end?
  11. by   ayemmeff
    Michele,I'm guessing it eventually just evolves into senile dementia!!
  12. by   mattsmom81
    A little R &R can work wonders!! Enjoy and hope you feel better fast!!

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