Panic attack during examsWatch
About a year ago I got stuck in a small lift for about 30 mins (felt like decades). I was at the back of the lift so i think I see being at the back of places as a safe option. Since then I've kind of grew a phobia of quiet places with lots of people in.
During my January exams luckily for 4/5 exams my seat was at the back of the exam hall, during these exams I felt okay and could concentrate on my actual exam. But for the one exam where I had to sit in the middle I had a panic attack during the exam, and had to be taken out of the exam hall.
i have 8 summer exams coming up (2 in may, and 6 in June), and i'm really worried about having a panic attack in the exams.
I really want to somehow be seated at the back of the exam hall, but I don't know how to go about doing this. I want to talk to my form teacher about it but I'm scared she'll laugh as it sounds like such a funny phobia Being claustrophobic at the front of the exam hall but not the back . But it's really worrying me.
Id like some advice, should I go tell my form teach about this so if I can sit at the back of the exam hall, and how should I go about saying this without sounding stupid or like I'm attention seeking I really need some advice, I'm so scared of panicking
Talk to your tutor (or whoever is relevant). It is their duty to help you. Tell them about the panic attack you had in your last exam.
Have you ever gone to a doctor about your panic attacks? You may need to provide some evidence, but it depends on what your school/college/uni requires. If you just need to sit at the back of the exam hall, you may be ok without the evidence. You'll have to ask them about that.
Definitely talk to them about it. All the best.