I'd like to extend a warm welcome to you on your first visit to Healing Well! To help you get the most out of the A & P Forum please take the time to browse our threads. There is a thread I just posted to re the same type of question as yours, here is the link: http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=9&m=1009485Trust me you have come to the right place to meet people who know what your going through and where your coming from. Think about therapy for yourself. It would do a lot to help you get centered and learn how to cope with the stress and anxiety of being a new Nurse. :) Keep posting.
Welcome to Healing Well and I hope you find this to be a very positive and helpful place to be. I have found HW to be a wonderful community that is full of members who are compassionate and helpful. With that said, please don't think you are "bothering a bunch of strangers" because once you come here, you are considered to be family.
I'm not a medical professional but what you describe sounds a lot like anxiety to me. I think you are on the right track when you say you should "come clean" with your doc. Doing that is the only way to get the correct treatment for yourself - whether that includes meds or a therapist, you need to get on the right track to get this problem as under control as possible so it doesn't control you. Remember, and being a nurse I'm sure you know this, if you are put on meds it may take a few tries before the right dosage and/or med is found that will work for you. I hope some of this helps.
Please keep coming back to HW and let us know how you are doing.
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Dx: Agoraphobia, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Barrett's Esophagus, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Fibromyalgia, I.B.S., Mitral Valve Prolapse, Narcolepsy, PTSD, Restless Leg Syndrome, Severe Acid Reflux, Sleep Apnea, Social Anxiety
Rx: Abilify, Ambien CR, Ativan, Flexeril, Lamictal, Neurontin, Nexium, Requip, Ritalin ER, Valium
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