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I’ve stayed at home twice due to anxiety

Kimchi

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On monday i woke up and was just immediately anxious about everything. I started pacing around my house and when my mom said that we need to go i had a panic attack. It was just awful and she let me stay home. But today a similar thing happened where i’m getting so anxious that i just can’t go to school. Because almost every time i go to school i have terrible anxiety then have a full blown panic attack and i can’t do any of my work or make any progress.
 

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Kimchi, i cant begin to tell u how similar your situation is to mine! Pretty much exactly as my anxiety started years ago! Believe me when i tell u...i sympathize with u totally! Most importantly, i know EXACTLY what you're goin thru! If u remember ANYTHING about this paragraph, pick this quote: It WILL get better...i promise u that!

If i can be of any help to u...please don't hesitate to reach me on here!
 

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i understand completely. while i never skipped school because of my panic attacks, they do significantly impact my studies and i end up missing some classes because of it.

what are you anxious about? like teachers, classmates, workload, etc... maybe if you narrow down what specifically gives you anxiety, it will be a bit easier to manage or get help?

if you need help with school work and catching up, i recommend talking to your teachers for help. last year, my teacher helped me get an acceptable grade because she gave me the opportunity to make of all of my zeros that i couldn't finish due to being overwhelmed. maybe it won't completely help your anxiety, but at least your grade won't have to suffer as much.

at the end of the day, i would 100% recommend therapy or talking to school counselors about it. if you don't mind me asking, what grade are you in? i started seeing my school counselor eighth grade(last year) but middle school and high school counselors are definitely different.

wish you luck~
 

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i understand completely. while i never skipped school because of my panic attacks, they do significantly impact my studies and i end up missing some classes because of it.
i understand completely. while i never skipped school because of my panic attacks, they do significantly impact my studies and i end up missing some classes because of it.

what are you anxious about? like teachers, classmates, workload, etc... maybe if you narrow down what specifically gives you anxiety, it will be a bit easier to manage or get help?

if you need help with school work and catching up, i recommend talking to your teachers for help. last year, my teacher helped me get an acceptable grade because she gave me the opportunity to make of all of my zeros that i couldn't finish due to being overwhelmed. maybe it won't completely help your anxiety, but at least your grade won't have to suffer as much.

at the end of the day, i would 100% recommend therapy or talking to school counselors about it. if you don't mind me asking, what grade are you in? i started seeing my school counselor eighth grade(last year) but middle school and high school counselors are definitely different.

wish you luck~

what are you anxious about? like teachers, classmates, workload, etc... maybe if you narrow down what specifically gives you anxiety, it will be a bit easier to manage or get help?

if you need help with school work and catching up, i recommend talking to your teachers for help. last year, my teacher helped me get an acceptable grade because she gave me the opportunity to make of all of my zeros that i couldn't finish due to being overwhelmed. maybe it won't completely help your anxiety, but at least your grade won't have to suffer as much.

at the end of the day, i would 100% recommend therapy or talking to school counselors about it. if you don't mind me asking, what grade are you in? i started seeing my school counselor eighth grade(last year) but middle school and high school counselors are definitely different.

wish you luck~
What am i anxious about? Just about everything tbh, i can’t even be the first person in a classroom without being anxious. People,classes and even small things all give me anxiety, the worst offender though is me worrying about when another panic attack will happen. Because i’m having them constantly like multiple times a week. Btw i’m a sophomore in high school.
 
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What am i anxious about? Just about everything tbh, i can’t even be the first person in a classroom without being anxious. People,classes and even small things all give me anxiety, the worst offender though is me worrying about when another panic attack will happen. Because i’m having them constantly like multiple times a week. Btw i’m a sophomore in high school.
Oh Kimchi....this sounds EXACTLY like me 40 years ago. I was also a sophomore in high school when I had my first panic attack-at school. It was horrible and terrifying! I didn’t know what was happening to me other than I just knew I was losing my mind. Back in the 70’s people were not as knowledgeable nor aware of anxiety and depression issues. I, too, talked my mom into letting me stay home. One day turned into two which turned into me dropping out of high school. Please don’t let that be you. You need to get some help through counseling to learn to deal with it and get yourself through this. Trust me when I say that you will get past this. Unfortunately, it may be something you will have to learn to manage. I am well into my 50’s and have had periods of complete peace and periods of major anxiety. Through it all you just need to learn that you are not crazy, you are not dying and that you are safe. I know it doesn’t feel like it, but you are. There is so much more help out there now than there once was. It is unfortunate and fortunate that so many more people have an anxiety or depression disorder these days.
 
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Try and find a copy of Hope and Help for your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes. It's a good start to educating yourself to what exactly is going on with your brain. It's has been tremendously helpful in my recovery
 
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Jones...that is such an excellent post.
Thanks, Triceps. :) I have often wondered why some have to experience different things, specially for me -anxiety. For many, many years I kept it to myself for fear of, I guess, being rejected by others because they would think I was a nut. I was married for about five years before I ever said anything to my husband. He was completely surprised...this is how well I was able to hide it. I am now very open about it and I think it helps, you don’t feel the pressure of hiding something, which in turn creates more anxiety. I can now confidently know that I have experienced anxiety, sometimes in the worst way, to help others through it.
 

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Amen to that Jones. All i usually heard back then was "lay down for a while" or "just dont think about it"
 
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I think it would be best for you to work with a therapist if you aren't already. I dont have social anxiety but I know people who have an exposure therapy seemed to work well for them. A therapist can help you find your limits and guide you properly.
 
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What am i anxious about? Just about everything tbh, i can’t even be the first person in a classroom without being anxious. People,classes and even small things all give me anxiety, the worst offender though is me worrying about when another panic attack will happen. Because i’m having them constantly like multiple times a week. Btw i’m a sophomore in high school.
well then, i'm not sure what type of person you are, or how you will respond to talking to people, but i would definitely recommend talking to a school counselor or a therapist. school counselors are nice because they are very educated and very free, and they help you get back on your feet. i know that it seems like it won't get better, but (at least for me) i didn't realize how much it helped until i could do things that i couldn't do by myself or sleep without being scared.
 

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On monday i woke up and was just immediately anxious about everything. I started pacing around my house and when my mom said that we need to go i had a panic attack. It was just awful and she let me stay home. But today a similar thing happened where i’m getting so anxious that i just can’t go to school. Because almost every time i go to school i have terrible anxiety then have a full blown panic attack and i can’t do any of my work or make any progress.
i go through this everyday!!! The only thing is, I dont want to get out of bed. Im not even tired, i feel a sense of sanctuary when in bed, I do try to sleep for i feel im in a sence of bliss when sleeping. I just dont want to face the world
 
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