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    i have anxiety and have had it for a few years. i've just started my last year at school and i am the only one that has moved to another math class. everyone else stayed in the same one. in my new math class, when i am sat at my desk, i physically can not breathe at all throughout the whole class. which means for the whole hour i have to focus on just breathing and make myself do it and it is really difficult to do, and also means i cant concentrate. i dont know why, the only other time ive ever experienced this is in assemblies.

    i dont know what to do because i really cant cope in this class but i cant change. i dont know if i can go to a student support member and ask to be removed from the lesson and work in a quiet room, or if i can change classes again. i just dont know who to talk to but i cant stay there because it is just so uncomfortable.

    please help, it makes me so upset that i have to be this way

    My suggestion is talk to your teaching staff or welfare officer. For me, I would almost (sometimes did) have a panic attack every time I was picked to answer a question I hadn't raised my hand for. I talked to my teacher, he stopped asking me questions, simple as. Very understanding.

    It's unlikely they'll move you to a quiet study area because there are a certain amount of taught hours they have to give every student per week, but if the other maths class is on at the same time it's likely you'd be able to move to that one (or if it doesn't conflict in your timetable). Or perhaps being allowed to listen to some music while you work might help?
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