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    I'm so stressed over exams that I can't concentrate, I have panic attacks and I blanked out in my recent AS mocks. I don't know what to do, I can't revise when I'm feeling like this but revision is important. Every night at about 7 when it's time to revise I get shaky and I feel like I'm about to explode, sometimes I get panic attacks and just break down entirely. I can't carry on like this. Can anyone help?
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    (Original post by jesschantellexxx)
    I'm so stressed over exams that I can't concentrate, I have panic attacks and I blanked out in my recent AS mocks. I don't know what to do, I can't revise when I'm feeling like this but revision is important. Every night at about 7 when it's time to revise I get shaky and I feel like I'm about to explode, sometimes I get panic attacks and just break down entirely. I can't carry on like this. Can anyone help?
    Yes. Your college and your doctor. Your doctor can make sure you are okay and talk to you about things that could potentially help you like therapy, meds and other forms of stress relief. Your school can help you manage your work and exams while this is going on like by giving you extra help with revision or giving you special conditions in exams.

    Here's how they helped me:
    I was depressed and anxious when I was doing my exams. My college explained my options if I didn't do well im my exams due to it and gave me some help like rest breaks (you get to leave the exam hall for a bit) and seating near the back. It's worth noting that I didn't need any medical evidence for this and it was things they can do for anybody, but need time to organise (for restbreaks there needs to be an examiner who can escort you and the seating plan needs to be altered so you get the right papers etc). You can get further support like extra time but will need medical evidence (this happens through dsa).
    My doctor arranged for me to see a psychiatrist for further assessment as they suspected I had depression and gave me beta blockers to take while I had exams to stop me feeling as anxious and help me concentrate.
 
 
 
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