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An hour to prove myself? No thank you.
I always worry that I don't know everything I need to, that I'm underprepared. Sometimes this can be really good for me as it can motivate me to work, but more often than not it causes me to panic - and then I can't get any efficient work done
I get stressed easily
The thought of having to sit here for a set time and if I don't, I could fail an entire subject, made me feel so stressed and smothered. To someone with panic attacks that translates in their mind as "if you don't sit here for the entire time, you'll die" and it adds more pressure. I lost count how many times I walked out of an exam because of panics at college. Thankfully, I managed to wait until the last 15 mins most of the time so it was ok to leave usually but my scores were affected so much because I wasn't doing my best at all. My mind for the entire time was focused on 'trying not to die' and getting through the exam as quick as possible so I could run out of that room that felt like it was getting smaller and smaller.
I was stupid and didn't tell college about my panic attacks so they couldn't make adjustments for me such as giving me a room to myself and just an invigilator to do a test. I did everything the wrong way. I didn't tell them and I quit college early. I gave into my anxiety and I've been paying for it every day since. If you do have an MH or physical condition that makes exams much harder and extra assistance would help, please speak out even though you might feel embarrassed, guilty or anything else under the sun. You deserve to take your exams in a relaxed manner so you have the best chance of succeeding plus while trying to keep your stress levels at bay
I am also aware that due to me been autistic and people having a place where they think Autistic people belong, that people would try and sabotage me by either contacting universities I am applying to or other means.
Thus I have decided to not declare any of my grades on here post results, because I cannot win if I get 100% in every module and mention it then Oxbridge would get flooded with slanderous emails about me etc. If I get poor grades then people will want to rub it in my face and put me down.
I suppose when I am at university I can mention which university I currently study at. etc.
I have had really bad cramp in my jaw due to stress and been losing out on sleep not intentionally.
I tried to cheer myself up with small amounts of carbs but then I was forgetting everything again which only made me more anxious. so I starved myself for a bit less then 24 hours and then just ate fat again and memory is now fine again. However still getting very stressed.
I understood that I was nervous at the exam hall. There were so many people, and I was afraid, thinking whether I could achieve my goals.
Even now, I'm scared of my AS exams bcoz of the same reason. I expect the best results, but I'm just scared, whether I would fail to achieve my goal. I also get stressed thinking whether I could finish the exam within time.
Same. I just hated it when some invigilators stared at me like that in the exam hall. There were so many students (almost 150) and there were like 30 invigilators or something coz there were different exams happening at the same time. Some of them kept staring at me, while two or three were kind (they smiled at me whenever I looked up at them, to ask for extra sheets).
I ended up taking an Art course for a year as it was a subject I was naturally good at and thoroughly enjoyed, after passing I opted to just go straight into looking for somewhere to work. A few years on and i'm now working in marketing and happy with where I ended up.