I have been on Belladonna for my IBS. I learned in nursing school that it is probably why I had focus issues in class. I also learned in nursing that one shouldn’t just stop taking belladonna. So… I stopped taking belladonna and my fluoxetine around the same time. And I survived! Yay~ I think…
I have been wary of going back on any medications for my IBS or my other issues for fear of it interfering with me and my job.
Now I am on Bentyl for my IBS. Safe for the job. Kinda. Anyone else on this one? I just need to know- does the vertigo stop or start at random times? Sometimes I feel like the floor dropped out form beneath me then popped back up. But that could also be related to my anxiety.
Anxiety that has exponentially increased since I was recently removed from my position at my job. 6 months of taking all their shit and unfair work practices… And they let me go. Oh well, such is life and my self esteem is shattered.
I did manage the pick up a part time job. Need the money! And this place is not much better. Well, better than the previous but… we are all clocking out to refrain from collecting overtime so that management does not yell at us, aka. fire us.
I see these girls staying 2 – 3 hours OT to finish their paperwork. Most of them come in an hour to half an hour earlier to get a head start on what they need to do – off the clock! That is kind of ridiculous, no?
More and more I am coming to the conclusion that 8-hours in nursing is not a good idea. At my first job as an LVN, I worked 12-hour shifts. It was great, it was wonderful… You work 3 days, off 4… You never fight the doctors for the chart. You come in early enough to get work done and leave late enough to get work done. 12-hours was enough time (for me) to complete all my expected tasks. I may miss a couple pharmacy runs but I got it done.
I am slow at understanding the business of my job. I know what my role is and what I am supposed to do. But I have the hardest time grasping the whole picture.
Well, its only been 3 years. If my vertigo doesn’t do in me first, maybe this is the year I will figure it out.