Kalms tablets any good for nerves?

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I have my test in a couple of weeks and truthfully I'm freaking out. Everytime I think about it, I get nervous is my stomache, my heart starts racing and I panic. I heard about Kalms tablets and someone said that if taken for a couple of weeks before test they really help you're nerves when you actually take your test. I just wanted to know if anyone knows if this is true, if they have taken them themselves and if they do or don't work. Any help on this would be extremely helpful thanks xx
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(Original post by Emerald Lies)
I have my test in a couple of weeks and truthfully I'm freaking out. Everytime I think about it, I get nervous is my stomache, my heart starts racing and I panic. I heard about Kalms tablets and someone said that if taken for a couple of weeks before test they really help you're nerves when you actually take your test. I just wanted to know if anyone knows if this is true, if they have taken them themselves and if they do or don't work. Any help on this would be extremely helpful thanks xx
They may well, but theyre no substitute for confidence seriously, I remember my first test and I was overly nervous - just keep remembering that you have to just take your time and drive as if you're taking your mum to the shops, and IF worst comes to worse, which I'm sure it wont, you can always rebook a cancellation online and have your test the week or 2 after! When you pass, you'll really wounder why you were worrying!

good luck!
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I was like you before my test but once you get in the car, it feels much better - you just need to ficus on your driving rather than what you are doing it for (the test) pretend that the examiner isnt there, u can ask them to sit in the back seat
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lol thanks, I just want to pass so badly! my grandparents are paying for everything, so there's pressure to pass first time and I Really don't want to dissappoint them!
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lol thanks, I just want to pass so badly! my grandparents are paying for everything, so there's pressure to pass first time and I Really don't want to dissappoint them!
I know how u feel, i was sooo scared lol but i promise once you are there it will go away you just have to do it then and that kinda takes your nerves away. i passed second time its been about a month and a bit now and its great so i wish u the best of luck x
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just remember if jade goody can pass anyone can! thats what i told myself lol good luck anyway im sure u will be fine remember ur instructor obviously thinks ur at test standard or he/she wouldnt let u do it that gave me more confidence didnt have any faith in myself!
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I took them for one of my tests (but only took them the day of my test and the day before I think) and they didnt feel like they did anything. I took them for another test and took the full amount (whatever it said on the packet, I cant remember now) everyday for about 2/3 weeks before. I also used rescue remedy on both of the times I took kalms. I felt it did help when I had been taking them for a longer time period before.

Obv a lot of people will say that they are rubbish and don't work, others will say they work. Tbh, I figured that they weren't that expensive so I may as well give them a go! (Esp by my 4th test!) You may as well try them if you want. They are only herbal tablets, so if they don't really help you its not like taking 'proper' medication, but they may help you - in which case it would have been worth it.
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Drugs are never good No I know they aren't really drugs but I think that the best natural remedy is an early night and not being too overly hyper about failing or passing, just do your best. You know that if you do your best, you're capable of a pass, because otherwise your driving instructor would not have put you in for the test

Good luck.
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Nerves are only something that last up untill the moment you get into the car for the test. You are focusing on all the crap that could go wrong right now. When you get in the car your focus will turn to the task at hand.

I am a proffessional Organist. I've performed concerts and recitals infront of audiences as large as 2000 people. Sure I get nervous up untill the moment I sit on the organ stool and strike the first chord.... but then i'm there to do a job so beyond the first couple of chords the only thing I am thinking about is the next few notes on the page.

Your driving test will be the same... except you'll be thinking about the next thing your feet have to do
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I am a proffessional Organist. I've performed concerts and recitals infront of audiences as large as 2000 people. Sure I get nervous up untill the moment I sit on the organ stool and strike the first chord.... but then i'm there to do a job so beyond the first couple of chords the only thing I am thinking about is the next few notes on the page.
JC! You dark horse - you never spoke of your secret hobby.
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Hey thanks guys, you've all been really helpful! I'm very grateful.
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I took them for one of my tests (but only took them the day of my test and the day before I think) and they didnt feel like they did anything. I took them for another test and took the full amount (whatever it said on the packet, I cant remember now) everyday for about 2/3 weeks before. I also used rescue remedy on both of the times I took kalms. I felt it did help when I had been taking them for a longer time period before.

Obv a lot of people will say that they are rubbish and don't work, others will say they work. Tbh, I figured that they weren't that expensive so I may as well give them a go! (Esp by my 4th test!) You may as well try them if you want. They are only herbal tablets, so if they don't really help you its not like taking 'proper' medication, but they may help you - in which case it would have been worth it.
I took Rescue Remedy and it worked and I passed on my 4th test as well!
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Where the hell do you get this rescue rememdy? Everyone mentions it but I have no idea what it actually is either!
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I wouldn't recommend taking drugs for driving... It's all about focus IMO. Eye of the tiger...
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seriously its all in the mind...

my mum gave me some 'kalms' style stuff once before an exam, only this was like a roplet u put on your tongue...

and me being the curious bugger i am, checked the ingredients,....

it said...

Brandy 90%
plant extract 10%

no joke..

so basically its alcohol n dandelions in a tube...

im tellin u its all in the mind, they jus make you think that your calm,...

the best thing i think, is to convince your self that youve already failed, then you have nothing o lose goin into the test, and will be super happy if you pass, n jus ok if you fail....
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I might try it next time... I failed yesterday on hesitation...
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Hmm even so, they're stil herbal so not 'drugs', so its not like its gonna harm me to take them really. Besides my minds dyfunctional with all the exams I've had.....but the whole conving yourself you've failed is an idea......
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And also - Kalms take a while to work - like herbal alternatives, the effects may take up to weeks before anything happens. I used to work in a Pharmacy and people always chose pills over herbs

(FYI Can I stress drugs and herbs not in the narcotics and wacky-backy sense but the medicinal aspect.)
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be careful with drugs like that as they could alter your judgement and reaction time. anyway once you start your test you concentrate so much on driving you don't worry about anything else. i was soo nervous before my test got about 4hrs sleep the night before, not good. during the lesson before my test i was ok ish instructor tried to calm me down chatting about random stuff. waiting for the examiner to come out of his office instuctor was giving me last minute tips by then i had resigned myself to my fate...! drove pretty well because i was concentarting so hard, but still failed as examiner asked me to do turn in rd with parked car opposite so couldn't turn round properly got confused did a 7 pt turn so got a major because i 'have no control of the car'.
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(Original post by sophie_05)
just remember if jade goody can pass anyone can! thats what i told myself lol good luck anyway im sure u will be fine remember ur instructor obviously thinks ur at test standard or he/she wouldnt let u do it that gave me more confidence didnt have any faith in myself!
I used to think like that-if someone like that can pass than anyone with half a brain can
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