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    Yesterday during a timed essay I looked at the clock and realised I only had 10 mins left and I was nowhere near the end of my essay. I started to panic, my heart was beating really quickly, I went all shaky, started hyperventilating, felt really weak, went extremely hot, and felt like I had to get out of the classroom ASAP.

    I told the teacher that something was wrong, and she had to practically carry me out of the room because my legs felt like jelly. I don't really remember much about what happened next (theres a gap of about an hour in my memory), but I know the teacher sat with me in a cool room until my breathing calmed down, and she tried to talk to me, but I couldn't get my words out.

    Does this sound like a panic attack? Something similar has happened to me, but not for a few years. I have been quite ill recently with kidney problems and wondered if this funny turn may be due to that, but the timing of it being during a stressful timed essay makes me think that I wasn't just ill

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    Sounds like a panic attack to me....but of course I'm no doctor

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