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    Lately I've been having a lot of problems with my skin; eczema flares, boils, ear problem and recently a very itchy scalp. I don't have anonymous here...so I don't really want to go into the actual detail. The last two problems requires me to put a blanket over my pillow and constant use of tissues throughout the night. ( The last part does sound extremely wrong. It's nothing to do with masturbation okay? )

    22nd Dec 2009 - went to doctor. he didn't help me much. if anything made it worse.
    11th Jan 2010 - went to another doctor. didnt help much + recommended me to a specialist.
    A few days ago I recived a reply from the specialist saying I have an appointment in April. That's 3 months away.

    The last two problems make sleeping at night an absolute hell. I have all of my exams this coming week and I'm not sure I can stay awake during them as they're all in the morning.

    1) Do you think this is a good enough reason to apply for EC / special consideration?
    2) How do I go about doing this?

    Sorry if it sounds like an excuse. It's really doing my nuts in.
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    My diagnosis is too much yaoi :joyman:

    You really need a doctors letter, and usually it;s best to get that before you see your exams officer, but since your exams are this week you'd probably be best to see them first and then go to the doctor asap afterwards for the note. Explain to your exams officer the problems you're having, wave your specialist appointment letter at them, and tell them you'll get more documentation as soon as you can.

    Don't worry about trying to decide whether it is a "good enough" reason, as your exams officer will be able to advise you more on that. They'll probably only apply for special consideration if they think you have a good enough chance of being accepted. if possible, ask your doctor to write about how these problems will affect you in their letter - mention that you have problems sleeping, if you have problems hearing, if you had to take lots of time off school.

    If you don't know who the exams officer is in your school, then it's probably the person that starts off most of the exams. But ask your own tutor if you're unsure.
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