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I had my first exam yesterday and today I have developed an awful cold . . . I always get ill during exams! Does this happen to anyone else?
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I had a 15 hour art exam a couple of weeks ago, and my face felt like a tap it was awful. Blowing your nose in a silent room is not fun
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I didn't used to get physically ill but used to feel so run down and fragile - the lack of sleep and stress was killa.
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I had a 15 hour art exam a couple of weeks ago, and my face felt like a tap it was awful. Blowing your nose in a silent room is not fun
Agreed! It sucks. I get annoyed when other people do it, but I always end up doing it and feel bad. Oh well, it's better than sniffing the whole time.
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Agreed! It sucks. I get annoyed when other people do it, but I always end up doing it and feel bad. Oh well, it's better than sniffing the whole time.
True I guess- what exams are you doing?
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True I guess- what exams are you doing?
A2s - Economics, English Literature and History. You?
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A2s - Economics, English Literature and History. You?
A2 Art, geography and French
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Maybe it's because when you're stressed, your immune system doesn't work as effectively so you're more likely to get ill? I don't usually get ill during exams, I tend to get hay fever instead
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A2 Art, geography and French
Ah, good luck! Are you going to university?
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I had my first exam yesterday and today I have developed an awful cold . . . I always get ill during exams! Does this happen to anyone else?
haven't been ill once this school year, first week of exams last week, ill now :/
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Well I've noticed my eating habits have gone to **** during exam season. Like eating one banana in a day isn't good.

But I have a terrible cold now so I guess yes...add that to the hayfever. I'm just gonna explode with all the built up mucus inside me.
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During exams you'll be stressed and therefore your immune system becomes weaker, psychological studies have supported this (heres where my revision comes in handy) anyway what I suggest:

- snack on good, energy giving, healthy foods, fruit, veg, etc (apparently eggs and fish make a great post revision snack/dinner)
- stay hydrated
- seeing as you have a cold, sweat it out
- keep ontop of painkillers, (paracetemol for example) every four hours
- have revision breaks of course, not too short of a break but not too wrong
- get a good amount of sleep

Good luck for exams
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Ah, good luck! Are you going to university?
not next year, I'm doing a free art foundation course year then possibly working/travelling- I need more time to decide tbh £30 000 isn't cheap :/
what about you?
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During times of stress such as exam season your immune system is weakened that's why most of us tend to be more prone to getting sick. But yeah it happens to me too for sure
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I got glandular fever during my standard grade exams and then the flu during my highers. I was always ill with anxiety and all those symptoms on the day of tests, regardless if I were physically ill or not. Being stressed whether its from exams or not can lower your immunity and leave you vulnerable to catch whatever bug is going around and surely enough, you always catch something at the worst times such as during exam period.

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Yep, I know that one. I got Bacterial Menigitis a week before my first year exams, appendicitis during my second year exams and miscarriage during my finals. Looking back I don't how I actually managed to graduate! Hope you are ok now.


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I've been told to go to the doctor by my school to get a note. Do you think it's worth it?

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Yep, I know that one. I got Bacterial Menigitis a week before my first year exams, appendicitis during my second year exams and miscarriage during my finals. Looking back I don't how I actually managed to graduate! Hope you are ok now.


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:lolwut: wow well done for getting through it all!
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I've been told to go to the doctor by my school to get a note. Do you think it's worth it?

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Depends how bad you are if you're so bad that you can't even concentrate or stay awake then probably worth seeing your doctor for a note but just go for a chat the doctor will be able to decide whether they think your situation is bad enough to warrant time off at exam time.
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I think if the school have suggested it, you should perhaps consider it, I found that any kind of supporting medical evidence always helped when I needed extenuating circumstances


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